Bamboo is a grass that has a short growth cycle and continues to grow after it is cut without replanting or cultivating, making it a rapidly renewable resource. Durability is dependent upon the maturity of the bamboo. Bamboo provides for extremely durable commercial grade floors when fully mature, usually 8-10 years.
- Use cleaning chemicals and solutions that are Green Seal certified.
End of Life Tips
- Not easily recycled as the bamboo strips may be bound together with adhesives during production and finished during the installation process.
- Visit Earth 911 http://earth911.com/ to determine the most responsible way to dispose of the material.
For alignment with LEED Standards
- Regional Materials: At a minimum, use 20% of the combined value of construction and Division 12 (Furniture) materials and products that are manufactured regionally within a radius of 500 miles. Additionally, use a minimum of 10% of the combined value of construction and Division 12 (Furniture) materials and products extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project.
- Construction Waste: Recycle and/or salvage a minimum of 50% of nonhazardous construction and demolition debris.
- Rapidly Renewable Resources: At a minimum, use rapidly renewable construction and Division 12 (Furniture and Furnishings) materials and products for 5% of the total value of all materials and products used in the projected based on cost
- Adhesives & Finishes: Must meet the volatile organic compound (VOC) requirements of South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1113 & Rule 1168.