New Floors? Why Cork Beats Bamboo

New Floors? Why Cork Beats Bamboo

Stephanie Kinnear
May 21, 2009

After checking in on yesterday's survey, Green or Not? Bamboo, we were reminded of an article on green flooring that we just recently came across ...

We've been spending our recent Sunday's perusing open houses in our neighborhood. A few Sundays ago, we came across a cute two-bedroom bungalow with a tiny kitchen. We took one look at the kitchen floor (some sort of vinyl) and knew that if we ever owned that house, that floor would be the first thing to go.

So we did a little research on green flooring and came across an interesting post at on green kitchen remodels. We were most intrigued by the discussion of cork vs. bamboo flooring.

Here's a snippet of what blogger Philip Higgs had to say:

Despite the hype, you should forget the bamboo floors. Now, here's where I expect to get a little grief, but I'm going to say it anyway. Bamboo flooring is machined and treated in giant factories by pregnant, bamboo-dust-inhaling teenagers in China, then shipped halfway across the planet to your kitchen floor ...

Keep on reading and find out why he prefers cork. What do you think?

(Image: Flickr member kpwerker licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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