Bamboo

Bamboo

Flooring

Most everyone recognizes products made of bamboo because of the distinctive node pattern in the bamboo strips. Bamboo is recognized as a rapidly renewable material, reaching maturity in just 5 years; a new bamboo shoot can grow as fast as an inch an hour and reach a height of 80 feet in just one month. This amazing plant provides us with a material that is hard, strong and structurally viable to be used as a building material. The nodes are the rings that you see on the outside of the stalk and they are seen in the bamboo strip as a darker area with denser grain.

When the wide side of the bamboo strips are facing on the surface, we call it flat grain and the nodes are more prominent. When the narrow side of the bamboo strips are facing the surface, we call it edge grain. You commonly see two colors of bamboo, a yellow tone referred to as natural and a brown tone referred to as amber, caramelized or carbonized. The makers of Plyboo offer a third color that is darker called chocolate. All three colors are “natural” and achieved without dies or stains. The color variations are the result of varying the length of time the bamboo strips spend in the kiln during processing; the longer they are in the kiln, the darker they become.

Raw bamboo materials can be stained to achieve many hues, shades and effects. Amber surfaces will absorb more of the applied finish than the natural color, due to its slightly lesser density; it also starts out darker and is therefore more easily transitioned into darker tones. The Chocolate Bamboo comes as an edge grain plywood and readily absorbs even more finish when applied and becomes a rich deep color with enhanced depth of grain with just a clear coat or oil finish.

So what can you do with bamboo? Bamboo Plywood can be used on walls, made into furniture, makes beautiful cabinetry and casework, can be used as a Countertop or work surface and has unlimited applications in manufacturing and interior design. Bamboo Veneers and edge banding are available if needed for your project. Bamboo Flooring can be used in commercial and residential settings and is recognized not just for its great look, but also reflects the ecological consciousness of the owner. Bamboo Lumber has many applications in millwork, wood turning, picture framing and art.

Be sure to check out Strand Bamboo products if you like the idea of using bamboo but want a different look, and Stiletto Flooring to see more colors and textures in bamboo flooring.

 
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