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