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Exotic Ideas for Sustainable Flooring

Maybe you’ve heard about the benefits to the environment that sustainable flooring provides. Bamboo is a popular option because it’s quick to reach harvesting age and is just as durable as many hardwoods. However, you needn’t be limited to bamboo. There are many other exotic options for sustainable flooring that are still suited to green […]

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Guidelines for building green homes

You might think that there is a lot more hassle and expense involved in building a home that conforms to your eco-friendly standards, but in truth, it is very similar to standard types of building in that the price and the level of difficulty depend largely on what you choose to use.  For example, the […]

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How Green is Bamboo Floor Manufacturing?

The process of manufacturing bamboo flooring is comparable to any other flooring solution.  Significant heat is required to kiln dry the bamboo during the process, as well the steaming of it, but most of this energy is derived from burning saw dust resulting from the bamboo cutting process itself. Certain glues and lacquer finishes are […]

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Modern Eco-friendly Home Design: Use Bamboo

When it comes to decking, strand-woven bamboo is regarded by many as the only sustainable hardwood these days. With a fantastic reputation in terms of its environmental impact, bamboo decking offers us a lot more than just a clear conscience.  Bamboo produces a very attractive deck board – with its naturally rich and dark colouration, […]

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Bamboo Flooring Basics (Video)

Bamboo is a sustainable, renewable building and decor material and should be considered whether you are building a new how or renovating your existing home. If you live in South Africa and need environmentally friendly water conservation and solar energy solutions, contact us for a free quote.  Our WWF award winning water systems include, rainwater […]

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Why Build With Bamboo?

Tour bamboo living homes in Hawaii, walk through a bamboo forest, 3 reasons for choosing a bamboo house, see models, styles, finishes, hear what homeowners say. Bamboo is a type of grass that grows without much need for irrigation or fertilizer.  Bamboo has hundreds of uses and its fibre can even be made into high […]

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Bamboo Flooring: Affordable and Environmentally Friendly

Bamboo floor covering has long been considered a luxury item, reserved only for wealthy floor design aficionados. Used for thousands of years as decor, until recently, few people considered covering their floors with the attractively slick, almost see-through look.  As a result, real bamboo covered floor coverings–fashioned after the delicate bamboo stalk–were a rarity. But […]

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