Bamboo Rugs - An inexpensive solution to flooring needs
Bamboo rugs offer an inexpensive and environmentally-friendly solution to your rug and flooring needs. They can be made from many different varieties of bamboo, from the tall and slender, Semiarundinaria fastuosa, to the Pleioblastus pygmaeus with its small, bluish leaves. The Japanese actually recognize well over a hundred different species of bamboo.
Because of the hundreds of different types of bamboo, a bamboo wood rug will be unique and individual. Some area rugs are made with thin reeds which achieve give the rug a light weight and “more flexible” characteristic. Others, however, are made with large and dense stems and actually look more like hardwood flooring than a rug!
Bamboo rugs are suitable for any room in your home. Make sure you get a rug with a non-slip backing so it does not move around under foot. If you buy a bamboo rug without a backing be sure to put down a rug pad to keep it in place and to avoid any accidents.
Contrary to popular belief, bamboo is a type of grass and not a tree. Because harvesting of bamboo does not involve the actual cropping of the plant itself, its production is extremely safe for the environment. It also grows at an incredible rate so can replenish itself quickly and efficiently. It thrives in warm, tropical climates and is often associated with China, Japan and South East Asia.