Bamboo Strand

Bamboo Strand

Strand Bamboo

Most everyone recognizes products made of bamboo strips because of the distinctive node pattern, but there is another group of bamboo products called strand bamboo that take on a completely different appearance. The strand products are made by taking the long fibers, or strands, of the Bamboo stalk, breaking them apart and bonding them back together under high pressure with a phenolic resin. Because the material is mechanically compressed during manufacturing, it is has a very high density, is extremely hard and naturally resists the dents, dimples and dings that can happen to other natural products with normal daily use. This compressed material can then be cut and bonded into plywood or milled into flooring that has the same characteristics.

Strand Bamboo has a random grain with gentle color variations. The amber strands produce a dark brown color when mixed with the resin, known as Havana Strand. The lighter strands produce a golden color known as Sahara Strand. When these two colors are mixed into a random striped pattern, we call it Neopolitan.

Strand Bamboo Plywood is constructed by bonding a layer of the strand material on both sides of a bamboo cross core, made of strips of bamboo. The strand surfaces of the plywood are approximately 4mm thick. The cross core can be stained to match the surface or the piece can edge banded with a slice cut from a sheet of the strand material. Whether you are building cabinets, furniture, wall panels or desk accessories, strand bamboo plywoods create a striking appearance; they have also been a popular product for restaurant table tops because of their density and durability.

Strand Bamboo Flooring is bamboo’s claim to fame. If you have heard about super-hard bamboo floors, this is the one they were talking about. Milled from the compressed strand material, strand bamboo floors came 3/8” or 5/8” thick in tongue and groove and in click lock. Available in warm brown tones, Havana , Sahara and Neopolitan, they will mix with most any décor. It also comes in a dark stain called Morocco, or can be ordered unfinished so that a stain and finish can be applied on-site.

Stiletto is another line of strand floors from the makers of Plyboo. This line uses the strand bamboo technology with the added features of brushed surfaces, stained colors, low sheen finish and click lock for floating installation. The benefits of this flooring include the irregular surface to hide minor imperfections, a wider choice of colors and a less reflective finish to allow the color of the floor to be seen in bright lighting. You can use this floor in your most challenging installations.

 
Brushed Sahara Stiletto Strand Bamboo Floor

$5.82

   
Cerused Espresso Stiletto Strand Bamboo Floor

$5.82

 
 
Cerused Pearl Stiletto Strand Bamboo Floor

$5.82

   
Cerused Taupe Stiletto Strand Bamboo Floor

$5.82

 
 
Chip: Havana Strand, Prefinished (3/8") Ba...

$2.00

   
Chip: Havana Strand, Prefinished (9/16") B...

$2.00

 
 
Chip: Havana Strand, Unfinished (9/16") Ba...

$2.00

   
Chip: Sahara Strand, Prefinished (3/8") Ba...

$2.00

 
 
Chip: Sahara Strand, Unfinished (9/16") Ba...

$2.00

   
Glue-Up: Havana Strand, Prefinished (3/8")...

$4.00

 
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