A Truly Green and Ecologically Sustainable Product

Bamboo is a viable replacement for wood. It is one of the strongest building materials known to man, with a tensile strength that rivals steel and a weight-to-strength ratio surpassing that of graphite. It can withstand up to 52,000 pounds of pressure per square inch. With a 10-30% annual increase in biomass versus 2-5% for trees, bamboo creates greater yields of raw material for use. One bamboo clump can produce 200 poles in the five years it takes one tree to reach maturity.

Bamboo is versatile with a short growth cycle. It can be harvested in 3-5 years versus 10-50 years for most softwoods and hardwoods. Bamboo is also the fastest growing plant on this planet. It grows one third faster than the fastest growing tree. Some species grow as much as four feet a day. Thanks to its rapid growth, the yield (weight per acreage and year) is up to 25 times higher than that of timber.

Bamboo can be harvested and replenished with virtually no impact to the environment. It can be selectively harvested annually and is capable of regeneration without need to replant.

Bamboo is a critical element in the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It helps reduce the carbon dioxide gases blamed for global warming. Some bamboo even sequesters up to 12 tons of carbon dioxide from the air per hectare, which makes it an extremely efficient replenisher of fresh air. It is the fastest growing canopy for the re greening of degraded areas and generates up to 35% more oxygen than equivalent stand of trees.

Bamboo is a renewable resource for agroforestry production.  It is used to produce flooring, wall paneling, pulp for paper, fencing, briquettes for fuel, raw material for housing, and more.

Bamboo is a natural control barrier. Because of its wide spread root system and large canopy, bamboo greatly reduces rain runoff, prevents massive soil erosion and keeps twice as much water in the watershed. Bamboo also helps mitigate water pollution due to its high nitrogen consumption, making it the perfect solution for excess nutrient uptake of waste water from manufacturing, intensive livestock farming, and sewage treatment facilities.

The variety of Bamboo used in producing our flooring is also not a know food source for any species, and therefore its harvesting has no impact on any animal life.