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Get the Facts on Formaldehyde in Bamboo Flooring

March 28th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Bamboo is an excellent green building material. It’s fast growing, sustainable, and really beautiful. Bamboo floors are a wonderful choice when renovating or building new. But even these sustainable floors contain a bit of formaldehyde. Learn what standards to look for when purchasing and how to ensure you are not exposed to the chemical.

The Bamboo Crop Discovers America

January 17th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

Perhaps one gateway out of America’s economic doldrums will come in the form of a boom – call it a bamboo boom, if you wish. What once was simply regarded as only a tropical and oriental product now has a growing number of people interested in what it might yield as both a green crop and a cash crop

Bamboo: Good or Bad for the Environment

November 27th, 2011 | by Chris Keenan

Bamboo has been lauded for its in home construction and building; however, some concerns have risen with the popularity of bamboo, including biodiversity, soil erosion, and chemical use

Green Building 101: Selecting Building Materials from Nature

March 2nd, 2011 | by Dawn Killough

Selecting materials for your green building project can be daunting, to say the least. Every product says it is "green" or "environmentally friendly." In addition, there are different certifications and labels, each supposedly better than the others. One seemingly obvious alternative is to buy products taken directly from nature. Wood, linoleum, bamboo, wool carpets, cork, and wheatboard are a few that come to mind.

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