Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Teragren Bamboo Floors

Looking for a new floor for your home, but hesitant to buy anything that could be damaging to the environment? It's time to look at bamboo from companies such as Teragren . Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on earth, and is delightfully tough. Bamboo floors are created by taking the plants and subjecting them to enormous heat and pressure, resulting in a beautiful flooring solution that is generally harder than traditional wood floors, and can be baked to virtually any colour and finish.

But be careful.. just because it's bamboo doesn't mean it's overall necessarily better for the environment. While bamboo has great advantages over hardwood or synthetic flooring, if it's not sustainably grown and ethically processed, it can be just as bad for the environment as many other options.

Out of many bamboo flooring retailers, Teragren seems to be the most environmentally conscious, ensuring its products will pass LEED certification and working with a single, ethically managed company.

But what about the product? Take a look above at these beautiful stained floors. These are Signature Cherry floors from Teragren.

Teragren floors are available at retailers across Canada.

2 comments: said...

I actually bought this flooring. It stands up very well. I fell in love with the colors. At the time I didn't know that it was the most enviormental flooring, but now happy I am.

Justin Holbert said...

Teragren also has a new stranded bamboo product for those of you that think bamboo is soft. The Teragren Synergy Strand bamboo floor is 154% harder than oak and is available in four colors. Check out this new environmental bamboo product for your flooring ideas.