Q: Is Bamboo the most green flooring?
Which type of flooring is the most environmentally friendly? Is it bamboo?
A: Green Flooring options- Cork vs. Bamboo
Both cork and bamboo are very sustainable resources, but cork flooring is a recycled by-product from the production of other cork products, making it more eco-friendly than bamboo. Cork is probably the more "green" option, mostly because of the harvesting process, which keeps forests alive and healthy, and does not require the cutting down of trees to get the material. In fact there are laws in place protecting cork forests from harvest until they reach a certain age and size, which means that keeping the forest healthy for many generations is a priority, and more profitable for manufacturers.
However, there are a LOT of differences in feel as well as in appearance between bamboo and cork flooring, and they should be taken into consideration for your application- but if your main concern is the environment, then cork would be my suggestion, based purely on sustainability.
Flag / Report
Answer This Question