Exotic in look yet inexpensive to buy, sustainably harvested bamboo flooring continues to grow in popularity as an alternative to hardwoods. Bamboo is attractive, affordable, durable, available in dozens of colors, and it’s grown and harvested in an environmentally responsible manner. If, for example, the bamboo flooring is installed in a humid area, the planks will plump up (expand). By comparison, it typically takes between 30 and 60 years before hardwood trees can be milled into flooring. Stylishly popular, bamboo flooring can be dyed a variety of colors to allow for differing tastes. Strand-woven boards are made of shredded bamboo that’s compressed under pressure to form boards. Mature bamboo has an extensive root system that continues to send up new shoots for decades. Bamboo flooring stands up well to daily wear and can be resurfaced however you are unlikely to need to due to modern factory finishes. Controlling the proper …