Nuts and bolts: bamboo flooring
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We continue our irregular Nuts and Bolts column with a look at flooring, in particular bamboo flooring (the UK BambooFlooring Company is a good place to find more details). What's the appeal? Well it's strong and durable, but one of bamboo flooring's chief attractions is that it claims to be environmentally friendly. This post on Treehugger by Lloyd Alter is worth looking at, pointing out that it can be green but that the subject is quite complicated. See also this post on Core 77 on the same issue. It's certainly becoming popular in garden offices: pictured here is the Flexa Studio designed by Casper Mork-Ulnes who is the creative director of Modern Cabana. It has all kinds of tip top green elements such as recycled denim insulation, and features bamboo flooring. Of course if you really like bamboo, you could actually grow it into a garden office yourself...