Bamboo Hues from USFContract are the first bamboo floors to be certified by Greenguard, Children & Schools. As such, it can be used to garner points in CHPS Best Practices Manual for K12 schools, LEED, Green Guide for Healthcare, NAHB Green Building Guidelines, and Green Globes, Regreen. Offered in 36 colors, the flooring comes in four strand-woven bases: natural or spice strand and horizontal or vertical Corboo (a strand-woven bamboo from USFContract that is infused with cork). usfcontract.com
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