If you want to renew your kitchen and bring it up to date without the expense of a whole new kitchen then staining or painting is definitely a good option. You only have to compare the harvesting rates of hardwood and bamboo to see just how renewable bamboo is. While it can take anywhere between 20 to 120 years for hardwood to reach maturity, bamboo is a completely renewable resource and only takes three to five years.
The new apt I’m living in now also has very similar flooring (I can tell immediately when I step foot somewhere now!) and I love it for the same reasons I love the flooring we put down: it’s handsome, solid footfeel, easy to clean and near impossible to destroy.
My husband and I came across the vinyl bamboo flooring recently at HD. We were amazed at how much it looks like true bamboo (seriously, place the pieces side by side for comparison), and due to the fact that we want to rip every shred of carpet out of this house permanently, we are looking at all options.
With high sustainability and environmentally sound origins, bamboo floor coverings have become the ideal choice for those looking to adorn their homes or workplaces with the beauty of a hardwood floor or laminate flooring whilst in keeping with increasing environmental issues.
What had been a shady, vine draped, ivy covered front yard became an open lawn shaded by the much reduced and raised canopies of the original live next door residence, once hidden by Hall’s planting of a thick bamboo screen, now intrudes awkwardly upon the rectangular garden room that was the jewel of Hall’s composition.