Bamboo Flooring Producers – Know Earlier than You Purchase

Bamboo, a grass, grows fairly shortly every time it’s harvested. The benefit, nevertheless, is that it’s best as a flooring materials since it’s nearly 25% tougher and stronger than conventional woods like pink oak and so on.
Additionally, bamboo is available in completely different colour shades and grains making it a sustainable, sturdy and really stunning flooring possibility. At present it’s a extremely popular materials for flooring each for its energy and eco-friendliness. There are a number of main bamboo flooring manufactures within the US. Allow us to check out a few of the most outstanding ones Bamboo Panels :

Bamtex Flooring

Manufactured by Wooden Flooring Worldwide, Bamtex Flooring is likely one of the pioneers in bamboo, having been within the enterprise for over a decade. They’ve a nicely designed web site on-line at that provides details about their flooring, with sections for architects, designers, bamboo sellers and distributors.

The Bamtex Assortment contains of stable, strand, and engineered choices, with each carbonized and pure bamboo. In addition they have bamboo flooring equipment. The web site includes a pattern retailer the place you possibly can order samples of their flooring merchandise.

Truthful Pacific Bamboo

Truthful Pacific is a well-known bamboo flooring producer whose web site at options details about their bamboo flooring, mouldings, underlayment and set up. In addition they have a useful resource part that tells you in regards to the fundamentals of bamboo together with a bamboo flooring product information.

Truthful Pacific has two forms of bamboo within the product vary. Horizontal large bamboo planks present the attribute knuckles on the joints. The vertical bamboo strips are glued collectively on the edges and these are stated to be of stronger grain.

Teragren Bamboo

Teragren Flooring is likely one of the main bamboo flooring makers that provides flooring, stair components, bamboo panels and bamboo veneer. You possibly can find the seller closest to you thru their web site.

A member of the US Inexperienced Constructing Council, Teragren manufactures prime quality bamboo with strict high quality requirements from the harvest to distribution stage. Their merchandise come backed by a 25 yr structural guarantee, 25 yr residential and 5 yr industrial end guarantee and so they provide a variety of flooring decisions that fits modern and basic décor.

Ming Dynasty

Ming Dynasty is a number one flooring manufacture of bamboo from Asia, now accessible within the US and North America, providing handscraped or strand woven fashion of bamboo. These distinctive flooring are unique and designer fashion and fall underneath the premium flooring selection.

Springwood Bamboo Flooring

Reputed to be fashionable, Springwood flooring are secure, exhausting, sturdy and sturdy. They endure a novel lamination course of that makes them sturdy and naturally stunning.


Westhollow is a high quality bamboo flooring producer with stringent high quality requirements. Their product vary accommodates designer stain colours, lengthy large planks and Three-foot and 6 foot size to provide you fascinating ground sample and design variations. They’re straightforward to put in and preserve.

Woodstock Woodstock is a trusted identify in bamboo flooring. These flooring mix the pure fantastic thing about bamboo flooring with the sturdiness of normal wooden flooring that’s appropriate for residential or industrial use. The Woodstock bamboo is hard, because of UV-cured polyurethane aluminum oxide end.

So these are a few of the greatest recognized names in bamboo ground producers. Take have a look at every one’s product vary earlier than you finalize the one which fits your house, décor or requirement greatest.

A Visit With Lorna Farmer

We talk to Lorna Farmer, counselor, artist and open space preservationist. Here is an excerpt from that interview:

If you see three hats hanging together in Tewksbury Township, they probably belong to the multi-talented Lorna Farmer. As a psychotherapist she directs the Counseling Center at Centenary College in Hackettstown and has a private practice in Oldwick; she is an artist and an environmentalist who is a passionate advocate for saving the countryside in New Jersey. That’s what we talked about here.

Environmentally speaking, what have you been involved in?
I was on the Tewksbury Township Environmental Commission and then on the planning board for six years.
I was also on the board of the Upper Raritan Watershed Association and I was a founding board member of LUMAT, Tewksbury’s land use management association, which has since morphed into other groups. Right now I’m a member of Citizens to Save Tewksbury.

Isn’t there a housing shortage in New Jersey? Why do we need all this open space, anyway?
Living in the countryside leads you to feel a certain way. Narrow roads make you drive slowly. Your heart rate goes down. You breathe deeply. You’re looking at peaceful views. It’s a de-stressor. With less manmade stimulation, you’re able to live a more peaceful, slower paced life.
I live in Tewksbury Township, which consists of 35 square miles of hills and fields, and five small historic villages: Pottersville, Oldwick, Mountainville, Fairmount and Cokesbury. We have narrow roads and two stoplights. It’s a nine-mile drive to the nearest supermarket. This life is not for everybody. When they visit, my parents hate not being able to shop nearby. But residents love it. That’s why we live here.

Are you saying that where you live has a psychological effect?
Absolutely. A more urban environment is stimulating but can be stressful, with all the noise, bright lights and movement. People tend to get tense, keyed up.

So country living has health benefits?
I definitely believe that open space is calming and centering. We get more in touch with our own inner selves in an environment where we can more closely relate to nature. Not that manmade stimulation is bad, but if we want to know more about ourselves, we need the countryside. And not filled with what people call “improvements” but just the way it is.

Read the entire interview for more about conservation in the new January/February issue of New Jersey Countryside, available now at bookstores, on newsstands and by subscription.