Eco-Friendly Engineered Lyptus Hardwood Flooring
Bamboo is actually a fast growing grass (only about 5 years between harvests) that is glued together to simulate a hard surface. It comes in different colors and textures. Cork is a renewable product that is the actual bark that is stripped from the cork tree. The tree in not damaged and the bark will grow back in about 9 years.
Lyptus Wood for Eco-Friendly Home Flooring
Another choice that people aren't as familiar with is an exotic wood product called Lyptus. Lyptus isn't a specific tree but a trademarked name of hybrid of the Eucalyptus grandis and Eucalyptus urophylla trees.
Eucalyptus trees are a truly stainable and renewable resource and are grown and harvested on FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) managed plantations in South America.
The greatest advantage is that the Eucalyptus trees will reach maturity for harvest in only 14 to 16 years compared to oak which is about 100 years. New saplings will then grow from the stumps of the harvested trees.
Because of this, Lyptus hardwood offers a viable, green alternative to harvesting near-extinct tropical species that may take decades to mature such as Brazilian mahogany and moabi.
The durability of Lyptus is equal to that of hard maple and has the dense, tight grain look of cherry with light pink to reddish tones. It is not only becoming a popular choice for flooring but for cabinets and other interior trim work as well
Lyptus Hardwood Flooring Choices
The flooring options are the same as most other woods. Lyptus is sold in both solid or engineered, finished or unfinished, stained or natural, and in widths ranging from 2” to 4”.
The engineered flooring is well suited for any area of your home, including below-grade spaces and rooms with radiant heat. The plywood base is also made from native trees harvested under the (FSC) certification and meets the new California Air Resources Board (CARB) formaldehyde regulations. Virtually every inch of every log is put to good use - even the residuals are used as fuel!
With Lyptus flooring you can have it all. The beauty of exotic hardwood combined with the versatility, durability, value, and respect for the environment.
Contact Alpine Flooring in Boulder or Denver Colorado, for your home's eco-friendly hardwood floor installing and/or refinishing needs.
Or give us a call at your convenience: 303-884-8020