Bamboo

BAMBOO FLOORING


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TYPES OF BAMBOO

Horizontal Bamboo
Horizontal bamboo crosscut
Horizontal Bamboo refers to planks that are placed next to one another facing in a horizontal direction and then attached to each other randomly displaying the knuckle or growth rings of the stalk. Depending on the finishing process used, horizontal bamboo has an average hardness rating between 1100 - 1400 on the JANKA hardness scale.
Vertical Bamboo
Vertical bamboo crosscut
Vertical Bamboo refers to planks that are laid next to one another facing in a vertical direction. They are attached to each other this way which creates a smooth uniform look. Vertical bamboo flooring has a look similar to a butcher block and offers greater stability than horizontal bamboo. Vertical bamboo flooring has a rating between 1200 - 1400 on the JANKA hardness scale.
Strand Woven Bamboo
Strand woven bamboo crosscut
Strand Woven Bamboo is a process whereby the remaining strands of the stalk are trimmed away from the long bamboo fillets. These strands are woven and compressed together before being pressurized and finished. Strand Woven bamboo is by far the hardest of all bamboo floors and is almost 3 times harder than solid oak hardwood with a JANKA hardness rating over 3000.

BENEFITS OF BAMBOO FLOORING

Starting at
$4.99/sq ft
Bamboo is a very versatile resource that is eco-friendly and readily available. It has been
used as a building material for centuries to build everything from fencing and scaffolding to
houses and bridges. It is even used to make bicycles. Bamboo is a giant grass commonly found
in the tropical regions of Asia, Africa and South America. It comes in 1,500 varieties ranging
from the common household plant to species that grow hundreds of feet tall. .

The primary species of bamboo that is used in the manufacturing of flooring is Moso Bamboo
which matures in 5 - 8 years instead of 20 - 120 years for traditional hardwoods. In its natural
environment it will need no irrigation, no pesticides, and no fertilizers. Bamboo has few pests,
so pesticides are not required. In a sustainably harvested forest only 20% of the forest is ever
harvested annually, allowing for 100% harvest in a five-year period. Bamboo can be harvested
without the need to replant because the root system is left intact when it is harvested. In fact
you can clear cut the plant completely and it grows right back. It truly is a renewable resource.

Depending on the product selected bamboo can be installed using the traditional nail down
method or it can be clicked together. Some types of bamboo flooring can be glued down using
specialty adhesives. When installing bamboo it is important to ensure the sub-floor is flat, level
and dry. For further information please contact a Laminate Warehouse representative
Natural Bamboo
Carbonized Bamboo
Java Bamboo
Handscraped Cappuccino
Imperial Walnut
Antique Wheat
Burmese Steak
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