Why Is Moso Bamboo?
- Bamboo is renewable
The renewability of bamboo is the most import reason we choose bamboo products. Bamboo trees can have many bamboo shoots every year, so the quantity of bamboo trees is multiplied year by year. We only need to plant bamboo trees once, and then use them forever. This allows us to make the best use of bamboo material without damaging the ecological environment and to keep the sustainable development.
Quite the contrary, wood resources are not renewable. Grown once to maturity and felled only once. Some rare wood species have been forested to extinction or almost to extinction after years of felling. Thick forests turned to bare land and desolate hills. So it is very important for us to use bamboo instead of wood for our future.
- Bamboo grows rapidly in a very short growing season
Bamboo trees for bamboo flooring only need 5 to 6 years to grow. A bamboo shoot can grow up to a 20 meters. Bamboo trees mature within 2 months and can grow by 1 meter a day in its’ peak growing period. Trees for conventional wood flooring need to grow for ten or twenty years, or in some species, a hundred years to reach maturity.
- Bamboo is widely distributed; an abundant resource
The earth has more than 1200 species of bamboo, which are mainly grown in the tropics and subtropics, a very small percentage grows in the temperate and frigid zones of the world. China is the origin of the world’s bamboo and the bamboo center of the earth. Our country has the honor of being bamboo’s “home”. The most abundant bamboo resources are in China. China has the name of “the kingdom of bamboo” with the most bamboo species, the most bamboo growing area, and the most bamboo material output.
- Bamboo is a straight fiber plant
Compared to wood flooring; bamboo flooring with straight bamboo fibers is harder for humidity to penetrate to cause deformation, so the performance of bamboo flooring is more stable and reliable.
- Bamboo- the right choice!
Because of the renewability of bamboo, its short growing season, wide distribution, and abundant resources, bamboo products are relatively cheaper than other wood products. This makes bamboo products more cost effective while achieving the same high quality at a far less costly impact on our planet!