It is with tremendous effort that I have refrained from using the word grrrrrrEAT! in the title of this blog post. I am a sucker for a bad pun and pop culture reference all in one (hint to the non-generation X among you: this is Tony the Tiger‘s catchphrase for his favorite breakfast cereal as featured on TV commercials since the 50s …).
But in any case, I thought I’d talk a bit about tiger strand-woven floors because they are kind of great. They provide a wild, random, bold and vibrant look to a space. And the process by which they are made is a perfect model for sustainable flooring.
Tiger strand-woven bamboo floors are made when the parings of two kinds of bamboo floors – natural and carbonized – are literally woven together and pressed into a new type of bamboo floor. As you know by now perhaps, natural bamboo is a blonde shade, and carbonized is closer to a caramel. So, you can guess where tiger strand-woven might get its name, with random ‘stripes’ that are created by the process.
Bamboo flooring is known to be a ‘green floor’ for many reasons. And tiger strand-woven adds to the list of reasons to support this position, given that there is almost zero-wastage involved in its manufacturing process.
Given that we’re going into a decade where sustainable building materials are likely to become more and more sought after than ever before, tiger strand-woven may be a potential superstar.
(Sorry, couldn’t help myself…)