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taking center stage.
Some new woods are making their debut in the U.S. in recent years as well.
Bamboo, that can’t-be-stopped greenery, literally the fastest growing plant in known
to man, can make for a long-lasting environmentally friendly fl oor. It is now avail-
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able in many colors and textures, and it is much more durable than its oak and maple
The eco-conscious appeal is that bamboo can be harvested without having to kill
the entire plant; also, bamboo is so hardy that it does not require any pesticides or
fertilizers to fl ourish.
Another fl ooring sensation that is pretty new to us Americans (Europeans have
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