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
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.