They Say That People Who LOve Bamboo Love Bamboo A Lot!
Welcome, we’re Bamboo Innovations! For over a decade we have been a leading retailer of bamboo flooring, bamboo materials, bamboo houseware, gifts and building supplies.
A passion business owned and operated by partners JoDanna Tokamp and Dustin Tizzard – our mission is to save the environment by educating homeowners about the impact of choosing sustainable materials for their home.
“We love bamboo and you will too!”
We firmly believe that if more people knew the positive impact choosing bamboo has on the environment they wouldn’t give it a second thought. This is why we have created our bamboo guide, debunking the common misconceptions people have about bamboo as a building material.
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What do you get when you put an old fashioned blue collar construction guy together with a feisty, animal and tree loving entrepreneur?
A Bamboo Business built on a foundation of hard work, love for the environment and a little bit of crazy. Or at least, it felt a little crazy back in 2008 when Bamboo Innovations was first founded.
A literal, labor of love, Bamboo Innovations was a partnership of sweethearts Dustin Tizzard and JoDana Tokamp. JoDana ( the feisty tree and animal loving one ) wanted to bring some eco-friendly alternatives into Dustin’s construction business Dead Bolt Construction.
After installing a Bamboo Fence for a family friend, Dustin agreed that Bamboo was sort of awesome and so they took a gamble and imported their first flat of bamboo fencing officially going into business together. Like any young couple in love would do, they spent their weekends selling bamboo out off a flatbed in Walmart Parking Lots. Eventually upgrading to traveling across Canada to set up at Home and Garden Trade Shows. They worked together to grow their bamboo business, advocating Bamboo as an environmentally friendly alternative to other construction materials. Because bamboo can be harvested and grows back quickly, it is a fantastic option for the eco-conscious homeowner wanting to build a green low-impact home.
However, as they dove deeper into the world of building supply retail they realized that they had a hard battle ahead. It appeared that many people, Canadians especially, were hesitant to embrace bamboo as a realistic alternative to hardwood and oak. From their trade show experiences, Dustin and JoDana realized that they were going to have to be bold in their approach if they want this whole Bamboo thing to catch on!
Refusing to compromise and eager to get the word out they developed a Shamwow level trade-show pitch. With Dustin presenting and JoDana taking orders they’d gather crowds around their booth while Dustin smashed a stiletto high heel onto the Bamboo hardwood. Once they had the attention of the crowd they would explain the ecological benefits of choosing bamboo over hardwood or vinyl flooring; low environmental impact, biodegradable and sturdy as heck.
This approach worked and from 2008 to current date together Dustin and JoDana have grown their Bamboo Innovations business to be the largest retailer of bamboo products and bamboo building materials in all of Canada. To this day they continue to be the leading resource of information for both consumers
and suppliers. Working to debunk many of the common misconceptions about Bamboo and acting as advocates for the build green movement.
What started out as just a crazy idea has grown into a thriving business that continues to grow. Now with hundreds of bamboo converts across the country, the real word about bamboo continues to spread. Many of the bamboo cult members also go on to become more eco-conscious consumers in other areas of their lives as well. This led to the expansion of Bamboo Innovations to also provide bamboo gifts, novelties
and homewares. I guess Bamboo is just that awesome! Those who love it, just seem to love it a lot.
That’s Really How It Happened!
Kinda crazy right!?
What’s With The Dogs?
Maddy and Diesel have been with us since the beginning and they are certainly part of the team!
Not to mention they are the official quality testers for our own signature Renegade Hardwood.
The only know hardwood that is 100% pet-proof!
Why Choose Bamboo?
Bamboo is hard! How hard you ask? Like really hard! Like stomp around in your stilettos, wrestle with two giant Bull Mastiffs, and then go drop a bowling ball on it (if you really want to) level hard!
The “hardness” level of Bamboo is comparable to that of the best hardwood and oak floors. It is 10Xs sturdier than plastic laminate – and just as easy to snap together and install.
After years of regular wear and tear Bamboo flooring is guaranteed to hold up and once all of us are dead and gone, your bamboo floor will be 100% biodegradable returning to the earth where it came from!
Do you like saving cutesy little animals and knowing that no essential oxygen producing trees were harmed in the making of your flooring? Awesome – then Bamboo is probably the way to go.
Because Bamboo can be harvested and quickly regrows each season when you choose to use it, you are doing your part to preserve forestry and the environment.
Anyone who is interested in building green and being green – should seriously consider bamboo flooring as their flooring (or even fencing) of choice. You’ll sleep soundly knowing that the hardwood in your home wasn’t brought there by ill means. If you love, your country’s forests and natural parks then consider choosing bamboo. And no, choosing bamboo does not mean that there is a Panda bear in China going hungry, get your facts straight here.[link to info page]
You will – and we repeat – WILL NOT have to make aesthetic compromises when you choose Bamboo flooring for your home. A world of interior design options available to you, as Bamboo floors come in a variety of colors and textures.
Bamboo floors are beautiful and we really have nothing else to say on the matter! In fact, take a look at this beautiful flooring gallery. Can you tell the difference between bamboo hardwood (and lovely tree murdering hardwood) nope, neither can we.
In fact, may even be possible that bamboo flooring looks better than normal hardwood… we’d think so, but heck, we love this stuff a lot.
One thing WE DO KNOW is that bamboo flooring is awesome and way better than plastic laminate that is REALLY bad for the environment, not bio-degradable and despite what they may tell you in the store, DOES LOOK FAKE, you aren’t fooling anyone.
Do you have any questions about the bamboo products that we sell? Are you interested in placing an order or are you looking for color samples? Whatever is on your mind, reaching out to us is easy. Shoot us a message and we will get right back to you with a response!
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THEY SAY THAT PEOPLE WHO LOVE BAMBOO ARE A LITTLE BIT CRAZY
And We Totally Are…
Crazy about saving Canadian forests by providing durable, sustainable alternatives to traditional hardwoods
Crazy about building an eco-conscious, environmentally friendly business that you can feel great supporting
Crazy about thinking big while staying small, continuing to provide personalized service to each of our customers!
Crazy about changing the world one bamboo cult convert at a time – encouraging consumers to build green and be green in their homes and in their lives.
Ordering Bamboo From Us is Easy
“Just How Easy?” You Ask…
We don’t want to sell you something that you don’t love, but we know once you know the facts you are going to love Bamboo as much as we do.
This is why we have created a variety of different resources to help inform and educate consumers about the benefits of choosing Bamboo and what they need to know about Bamboo as an alternative to other hardwoods.
Connect With US
We are a small business with big hearts! When you send us a message you will be dealing directly with us! – No seriously, feel free to address your email “Hi Dustin” or “Hi Jodana” because THAT’s who is on the other end. Let us know what you are looking for and what you need. We will promptly get back to you with an email or a friendly phone call!
Placing an order for bamboo flooring (or our bamboo fencing) is really just that easy. You contact us and we dispatch to you. There is no middle man. If you are looking for bamboo gifts or homeware you can place your order right here on this website and we will dispatch your product within one or two days.
Most orders (large or small) are dispatched from our location in Medicine Hat, Alberta. We always provide you with realistic arrival dates, tracking numbers and a fair price on shipping. If there are any issues with your order – ( rarely happens but you never know ) shoot us a message, we’ll cover the shipping on all returns.
Nervous about installing your floors (or fencing) by yourself. Don’t be, we’ve got you covered. Everything that you need for an easy install is included in the package as well as instructions, written so plainly, that even a monkey could follow them.
Run into a bump in the road or just need some moral support. You can contact us at any time and we will walk you through the installation process.
Maintenance of your Bamboo flooring (or Bamboo Fencing) is easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
No seriously, your floor can be naturally cleaned with water and a squirt of lemon in a bucket.
Other maintenance instructions and care is included in your package or you can always check in with us.
As for loving it forever…
Well, we’ve never had a floor uninstalled and returned –
And, because it is durable as hell, 100% natural and totally biodegradable chances are that floor of yours will likely outlast you!
Make It Happen!