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How to Recycle and Upgrade Strand Woven Bamboo at the Same Time

No matter what we’re shopping for, no one likes sticking to a strict budget, especially if we want strand woven bamboo floors throughout our home. Of course, if we have to, we can, but we all like a little wiggle room, just in case we want to go a little further than we had originally planned.

We found out a great way to be able to add a little extra to the flooring budget in Portland, OR, when we ran across a very informative article:

“Andrew Smith is the manager of the ReStore in Portland, where Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland’s donated goods go to be resold, also known as that place where your friend So-and-so scored that amazing stove that time, because someone with lots of money was upgrading their kitchen again. We called Smith up to talk the three R’s (reduce, reuse and recycle), shopping tips and why he would consider the place a treasure trove”

Source: Mary Pols, Pressherald.com

If you’re interested in strand woven bamboo, odds are you already care about the environment. It would only make sense then, that the opportunity to recycle certain home goods, while also saving money and being able to put more into your floors, would be something you could see yourself doing as well.

Strand Woven Bamboo Facts

This bamboo flooring proudly holds the status of being a 100% rapidly renewable resource. That makes it a great choice for eco-friendly homeowners who are looking for new flooring. It’s also available for custom order as well, which means you can have exactly what you want.

To make this flooring, the stalks of the bamboo are crushed into natural strands, and then infused with  an adhesive that is dense, but also free from VOC’s and urea-formaldehyde. The strands are pressed together into blocks that resemble railroad ties, and then kiln dried very carefully. The next step is to condition them for several months, which provides maximum stability. Finally, they are expertly milled into veneers, after which they are again conditioned so that they will be able to stand up to any North American climate. Even in Portland, OR.