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Tropical Legends Bamboo Flooring by Stepco

Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

StepCo BambooTropical Legends Bamboo Flooring by Stepco

The Tropical Legends line of bamboo flooring, by Stepco, is a strand-woven line of bamboo that is 100% FSC certified. It’s made of compressed bamboo, in a solid format that provides it a strength and durability difficult to find elsewhere. It has a Janka hardness rating surpassing 3000, making it the perfect type of flooring for high-traffic residential settings or commercial settings such as restaurants and hotels.

How is the Tropical Legends line created? Combining strands of bamboo under literal tons of pressure creates this solid strand-woven bamboo. It is a solid floor, meaning it’s made of milled splits of bamboo glued together. This type of flooring is typically more economical than other types of hardwood flooring (engineered flooring is one pricier example).

The Tropical Legends line is milled with micro-beveled edges, providing it a traditional plank appearance. It’s available in Driftwood, Honey, Mocha, Tiger and the brushed/distressed looks of Bourbon and Roasted.

Many people might assume that in terms of bamboo flooring, you’re stuck with one color, one style – the natural bamboo look. While it’s true that natural bamboo is beautiful, and offers a unique appearance, manufacturers like Stepco have been able to provide you with an array of colors to choose from, which guarantees you’ll find a finished product that meets your needs.

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Specs at a Glance

Tropical Legends has coverage of 22.95 per square foot, with a length of 72.75 inches (1847 mm), a thickness of .5 inch (12 mm) and a width of 3.75 inches (95 mm).

It features micro-beveled edges and ends, and can be glued down or nailed down for installation.

The Eco-friendly Choice in Flooring

Tropical Legends is made from 100% genuine bamboo, and its FSC Certification make it a truly eco-friendly choice in flooring. The FSC focuses on promoting the responsible managements of forests worldwide, and provides their stamp of approval, or certification, only to those products and companies that meet their stringent requirements.

Stepco and bamboo flooring meet those requirements.

For starters, bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet. It is fully matured in just 5 – 6 years, and when cut down, the rhizomes within the plant’s remaining root structure immediately begin the growth cycle again. This means that the same plant can be harvested in another 5 – 6 years. Because of its fast growth and natural ability to grip to the topsoil, harvesting bamboo does far less harm to its surrounding ecosystem than harvesting most other types of hardwoods.

As it stands now, the majority of bamboo is grown in Asia; however, flooring trends are demanding a change. Bamboo is far and away one of the most popular choices for modern flooring. That’s in large part to its beauty, durability and affordability. As demands increase, other nations closer to home are looking towards bamboo as a viable alternative for timber. Places such as Africa, South American, and even here, within the US, are investing time, money and effort into bamboo as the choice in 21st century flooring. This will make bamboo an even more eco-friendly product, as its carbon footprint, due to long travels, will decrease.

Tropical Legends flooring also qualifies for MR 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials, and Low Emitting Materials: Flooring Systems.

The Flooring with it All

While it’s true that eco-friendly is the wave of the future, no one should have to throw away their budget, or specific wishes, in order to get a green product. With bamboo flooring, you can find eco-friendly floors that are kind on the wallet, and that come in such great variety that you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. And, with a hardness unlike any other flooring, Stepco’s stand-woven Tropical Legends flooring is sure to last for many years, regardless of the type of traffic it endures.

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