Hotel in Wine Country goes green with bamboo flooring
Hotel goes green with bamboo flooring As homeowners around the country look for ways to improve their houses' eco-friendliness, it may make make sense that many local business are opting to do the same. A new hotel located in California's Wine Country recently received the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
"It just seemed like it's the right thing to do on this site," Hotel Healdsburg marketing director Circe Sher told The Press Democrat about the decision to construct the green building. The hotel stands in front of Foss Creek, from which the building obtains its water.
Among its green components are a roof designed to capture rainwater, textiles made of recycled materials and bamboo flooring, which is a great floor covering for those who do not want to sacrifice sustainability for style.
Flooring expert Rachel Morgan recently spoke to the Times Colonist about the environmental benefits of the fast growing grass, telling the news source that, because it grows eight times faster than the average Canadian redwood, bamboo is a wonderful environmental option for flooring.
Those concerned with their home's aesthetic need not worry - bamboo flooring looks similar to hardwood, and is even available in a wide range of finishes.