At Dobson’s Flooring America, we are always concerned about our company’s impact on the environment and value products that we can offer our customers that are eco-friendly.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies have proven that indoor pollutant levels are two to five times higher than they are outside. The source of these higher pollutant levels can be attributed to the installation of new carpet, which can fill the air with volatile organic compounds. These compounds, including known carcinogens like formaldehyde and benzene, can take years to breakdown. Not to mention that carpets are also cleaned with toxic chemicals and trap harmful lawn chemicals and allergens. Although carpets can be eco-friendly if responsibly purchased and installed, one of the most effective green flooring options is bamboo.
Bamboo floor continues to gain wide popularity among homeowners as an eco-friendly alternative to hardwood and carpeted flooring. Bamboo is a more renewable resource over traditional hardwood flooring materials, as it requires a much shorter time to grow. Unlike other hardwood flooring options, bamboo is a plant that can be regrown and harvested every seven years.
One of the interesting facts about bamboo is that it’s 13 percent harder than maple and 27 percent harder than northern red oak, allowing it to last much longer and withstand more wear and tear than traditional hardwood flooring. On top of all of that, bamboo still manages to be one of the quieter wood flooring surfaces available today. So if echoes or clicking sounds bother you, this is a great alternative!
Natural characteristics of bamboo make it naturally water resistant, also protecting the floor from mold and mildew. Comparable to in cost to hardwood flooring, bamboo flooring is a cost effective and, of course, sustainable!
Bamboo flooring is available in several different styles and colors offering you unlimited design possibilities. Installation of this type of flooring is similar to other engineered hardwood products, so it’s great for a do-it-yourself project. We also offer installation services, so we can take care of that for you as well.
We would like to continue to challenge our North Texas friends and neighbors about new green options and how they can contribute to find eco-friendly solutions in their daily lives.
For more information about Dobson’s environmentally safe flooring products, or to speak with a flooring expert on the type of floor best suited for your home or office, visit our Garland or Frisco showrooms!