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76 Bamboo BM-34 Ideabooks
Bamboo Products — Earth Friend or Foe?
The ecofriendliness of this grass for flooring, wall coverings and furniture isn't cut and dried. Get the facts here
"Environmental Bamboo Foundation states that bamboo reduces carbon dioxide gases; a grove... Bamboo was first found and used in China about 5,000 years ago. Technically classified... Since bamboo also needs few pesticides and fertilizers and little irrigation, it... cases bamboo can grow up to 3 or 4 feet per day and can reach maturity in five to... However, bamboo's environmental benefits are not entirely clear cut. While we know that..."
Ranch House Remodel: Installing the Interior Finishes
Renovation Diary, Part 5: Check in on a Florida remodel as the bamboo flooring is laid, the bathroom tiles are set and more
What makes a bathroom tropical?
"trees, bamboo stalks, and tropical flowers like hibiscus and plumerias. Another major... mostly in bamboo. I really love the look and it’s functional because it gives the user... around 3-4 inches instead of the usual 1-2 inches. With tropical bathrooms it is... bathroom. Bamboo etchings on the mirror is a nice touch. Beautiful natural space and..."
DIY Project: How to Recover a Seat Cushion
Grow Your Own Privacy: How to Screen With Plants and Trees
Use living walls to lower your home and garden's exposure while boosting natural beauty in your landscape
"Bamboo for one. Bamboo was put in the ground originally by the homeowner(HO) as... was the bamboo that had grown 3' to 4'underground, with these "arms" of the bamboo... planted the bamboo to come over and see the "problem" the bamboo had created! Needless... fence/bamboo, and on the neighbors bamboo to kill it completely. Several more ap... thinking of a bamboo, maybe black bamboo, as my yard has a asian feel to it that could be..."
Decking Materials Beyond Basic Lumber
Learn about softwoods, tropical hardwoods, composites and more for decks, including pros, cons and costs
"installed bamboo floors in my home because they are sustainable and natural though I... wonder why bamboo isn't used for decking. Sturdy, renewable, and wood-like. Can't they... stranded bamboo decking product. It is also FSC certified and VOC compliant for indoor... Wonderful, bamboo decking http://www.plyboo.com/products/plyboodex Thanks Josh! I'm going... into this bamboo. PVC is very for the environment and I would have liked to have seen..."
Ecofriendly Kitchen: Healthier Kitchen Cabinets
Earth-friendly kitchen cabinet materials and finishes offer a host of health benefits for you and the planet. Here's a rundown
"other bamboo finishes, the only variation I've seen is the carbonized bamboo, which... get the bamboo in other shades, cream or white, for those of us who aren't crazy about... natural bamboo in edge grain is pretty light: http://www.plyboo.com/products/categ... i.e., bamboo etc; but, was adhering to budgetary constraints. For now went with... with bamboo mobile butcher block cutting board. I used a citrus adhesive remover upon..."
When to Use Engineered Wood Floors
"where bamboo flooring fits in? Recently we were looking at engineered floors and... said the bamboo was the most sustainable option in their range. I was wondering how... I put bamboo flooring in my home, vertical, carbonized, medium tone and the reason... though. Bamboo floors can be refinished. Most of them anyway. Sustainability is a... also have bamboo floors and was told that I could only refinish them once. We have a..."
How to Paint Your Hardwood Floors
"painting bamboo floors? I love this idea! Wish i could paint over my yucky cheap imitation... I used BM Gray Owl on the floors and BM Simply White on the walls. I also ended up... flooring and BM Pale Oak on the walls. Now I'm thinking a gray. I actually like the red... using 3/4x10-inch MDF and quarter-round on top and against the floor, all painted..."
Best Ways to Use the Soft Yellow Color of 2014
You may fall for PPG Pittsburgh Paints’ Turning Oakleaf if you like your hues warm, mellow and cheery
"walls, and Bamboo on others. The colors are neutral enough for my eclectic decorating... color (BM Desert Tan) in my kitchen/family room. It looks good with the white trim... the same BM Desert Tan in her house with dark stained oak trim and no direct light.... We used BM's Concord Ivory as a nice yellow (not too overwhelmingly yellow) to balance... man at BM for some assistance. He recommend Rich Crème. He was so right. It is..."
What to Ask Before Choosing a Hardwood Floor
We give you the details on cost, installation, wood varieties and more to help you pick the right hardwood flooring
"strand bamboo (very high on Jenka) both will dent. One is going to dent a little... stranded bamboo for the eco-friendliness and affordability. Time will tell if the product... on Cali Bamboo, eco friendly adhesives, high janka rating and strong finises, but we... unfinished bamboo using just the clear Vermeister which looks great. Bottom line is that... strand bamboo was an excellent choice. It had all the needed threasholds and components..."
Designer Confessions: Torn Between Wood Floors
"considering bamboo, as there are so many different looks right now. Does anyone have knowledge... don't get bamboo. I have it in a house I'm renting. It's almost brand new and quite lovely... woven bamboo. While a bit yellower than the maple I wanted at first, the sample boards... carpet with bamboo flooring, which is dog friendly. I'm having a hard time deciding what... strand bamboo? Lots of color options. The natural strand is very light, or if you..."
Kitchen Color: 15 Beautiful Blue Backsplashes
"is this bamboo kitchen with a vibrant purple backslash that just screams the 2014 color... ty-of-Bamboo-contemporary-kitchen-charlotte Thank you for the picture of my tiles--the... pattern is 3/4" mosaic in the color Polar. Designed by our Sr. Designer Cathy Aroz.... made this 3/4" thick backsplash for the cooktop. It's really eye-popping at night under..."
What to Know Before Refinishing Your Floors
Learn costs and other important details about renewing a hardwood floor — and the one mistake you should avoid
"Most bamboo floor these days is a "carbonized" type, meaning it is bamboo mixed... I have Bamboo flooring. Has anyone ever tried to refinish? Just curious. We've bought... school bamboo should be fine. Oliveannie, tell me more about this smoke pretreatment... a new 3/4 wood floor is a lot of work ... more than most are capable. The large/... my own 3/4" red oak floors, with zero experience, I have to take exception to two..."
Taste a Rainbow: 11 Top Home Decorating Colors and How to Use Them
Prime yourself for spring painting season with our color-happy guide to working with popular shades around the home