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Did you know?
  • Bamboo is not a wood, but a grass.
  • Bamboo is harder than oak.
  • Sugars give bamboo its many colors.
  • Going green? Ask about the glue.
  • Bamboo matures in 5 years
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Searching for a floor covering that is not only durable but also beautiful? What if you could have each of these qualities and help the environment at the same time?

Bamboo flooring is a relatively new kid on the block, combining striking good looks with strength, stability and a healthy dose of environmental sustainability. In no time you'll understand why bamboo flooring appeals to a variety of floor buying audiences, and you may even decide to join the club! Which flooring are we talking about? Bamboo! It's not just for chopsticks anymore.

Find all of the bamboo flooring information you need right here on our site. Besides learning about the manufacturing and harvesting process of bamboo, you'll also find helpful installation tips and how to care for your floors once they're installed.

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What is bamboo?

Would you put a grass floor in your home? Choose to install bamboo flooring, and the answer is "Yes!" Bamboo is actually a type of grass and there are more than 1,200 varieties of bamboo grown around the world. The most popular bamboo flooring is made from Moso (also known as Mao) bamboo. This variety is widely preferred for flooring installation because of its strength and density.

If "going green" is important to you, you may be interested to know bamboo is considered a rapidly renewable resource. When harvested properly, root system remains in the ground and the plant can be ready for harvest again in 5–7 years. Compare this to the 60–plus years it can take to replace a single oak tree, and you'll understand why bamboo's sustainability makes it a better choice for the environmentally conscious consumer.

At, you'll find helpful bamboo flooring information on topics such as the different bamboo types (solid, engineered or strand woven), colors (natural, carbonized, stained), and finishes (finished or unfinished). We explain all of your options and give you the tools you need to make an informed decision on choosing and installing bamboo flooring.

Regardless of whether you want information on what to do before, during or after your flooring project is complete, we do our best to ensure you'll find what you're looking for at

Bamboo Flooring Resources

Wondering if bamboo floors are right for you? To determine the suitability of this flooring product refer to the other bamboo sections of® to learn about the history of this sustainable resource; how bamboo flooring is made; and whether you should hire an installation professional or do- it-yourself.

If you're wondering what's big in Bamboo, check out our articles and blogs.

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Bamboo Flooring Information | Help
  • Types – Learn the differences between the types of bamboo flooring.
  • Care – How to keep your bamboo floor looking great for years to come.
  • Buying Guides – Review our guide before you go shopping for bamboo.
  • Flooring Estimator Tools – Calculate how much bamboo flooring your project requires.
  • Installation Guide – Let us guide you through installing your own bamboo floor.
  • FAQs – Get your basic bamboo flooring questions answered here.
  • Glossary – Consult our handy glossary for definitions of common flooring terms.