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Earth Day 2017 – 5 Ways Bamboo is Sustainable

Since Earth Day is tomorrow, consider a sustainable bamboo floor or fused bamboo outdoor material today! Dasso offers eco-friendly bamboo products: interior bamboo flooring available through EcoTimber and fused bamboo outdoor materials through dasso.XTR. If you are looking for new flooring or outdoor material, consider Dasso, because here are five ways bamboo is sustainable.

1. Bamboo is Rapidly Renewable

Did you know that bamboo is technically a grass? Actually, it’s the world’s fastest growing grass! A rapidly renewable material, bamboo grows for only five to seven years before it is harvested. Comparatively, hardwood grows for approximately 50 years before it can be harvested.

2. Bamboo is a Natural, Plentiful Source

Dasso Bamboo ProcessDasso’s bamboo grows in their own sustainable forests, where it is harvested and then manufactured in Dasso factories. After the bamboo is harvested from the forests, the root system remains intact to produce new shoots. Because of this, bamboo is not replanted once it’s cut.

3. Bamboo has a Beautiful Appearance

EcoTimber Bamboo FlooringBamboo doesn’t have to look like bamboo. Dasso bamboo flooring has a variety of floors, in different styles and colors. EcoTimber’s Foundations Collection features seven different colors and a strand woven construction that resembles wood flooring.

Because dasso.XTR fused bamboo does not include rays or knots like natural woods, XTR has a much more flawless appearance. Both XTR decking and porch flooring are available in a reversible profile with smooth and reeded faces, allowing for more design possibilities.

4. Bamboo Contains No VOCs

EcoTimber bamboo flooring contains no VOCs and no added formaldehyde. Additionally, they either have a natural finish, or use a low-VOC water-based finish to severely limit the number of unsafe chemicals in your home.

dasso.XTR Fused Bamboo is made up of 87% natural, fused strand bamboo fibers and 13% resin. Because the resins used to create XTR are thermal setting and non-reversible, dasso.XTR Fused Bamboo contains no VOCs.

5. Bamboo has Natural Strength

dasso.XTR has a Janka hardness rating of 3,820lbf. XTR is durable because of dasso’s patented process, which combines two stages of high heat to first carbonize the bamboo and then restructure the bamboo, reinforcing its natural strength characteristics.

Additionally, bamboo naturally resists mildew and insects. It also resists dust mites, making it a good choice for those who suffer from allergies.

Both dasso.XTR and EcoTimber are proud to offer eco-friendly bamboo that is perfect for your home. Contact us today to learn more about the available products at EcoTimber and dasso.XTR.

 

5 Benefits of Bamboo Flooring

5 Benefits of Bamboo Flooring - blog.dassousa.comOne material that has seen a huge surge in popularity in the last few years is bamboo. It’s now being made into everything from cutting boards to floors. If you’re thinking of replacing the flooring in your home or office read on to discover 5 benefits of bamboo flooring.

Bamboo is Eco-Friendly

Bamboo is a renewable resource.  It is a fast growing grass that can be harvested in as little as five years.  In addition, when bamboo is harvested the root system remains intact and produces new shoots. As a result there is no need to replant bamboo when it is cut. Finally, bamboo is grown with a minimum of fertilizers and pesticides.

Bamboo Flooring is Healthy

5 Benefits of Bamboo Flooring - blog.dassousa.comBamboo resists both mildew and insects. It also resists dust mites and so is a good choice for those who suffer from allergies.

Bamboo flooring can be finished with water-based finishes and installed with low-VOC adhesives. Doing this means limiting the number of harmful chemicals in your home.

The Perfect Look for Any Room

If you’re looking for a stylish new floor look no further than bamboo. Bamboo is one of the most versatile flooring materials on the market. It comes in a large variety of colors and finishes so you are sure to be able to find one to match your existing decor.

A bamboo floor can make any room warm and inviting. In addition, bamboo can be installed in many different locations and climates.

Bamboo is Durable

When harvested at its peak bamboo is extremely hard and strong. As a result bamboo flooring is very durable. A properly taken care of a bamboo floor can last for decades.

If a bamboo floor does become damaged it can often be sanded down and refinished. This is a much easier and cheaper option than installing a new floor. In addition bamboo resists water. This means that it is less susceptible to water damage than hardwood flooring.

Easy to Maintain

5 Benefits of Bamboo Flooring - blog.dassousa.comBamboo flooring is very easy to clean. It should be swept or vacuumed regularly to remove dirt. Spills should be cleaned up with a rag or damp mop.

Are you in the market for new flooring? Which of these 5 benefits of bamboo flooring appeals to you most?