Strand woven bamboo flooring – With shiny beauty and newfound durability, competing with hardwoods, this sustainable material now delivers a wealth of versatile look. While bamboo flooring is not entirely new, it has been for two decades, it might as well be. In recent years, advances in manufacturing have improved its performance and diversified its appearance. The big change: the introduction of superdense “string-woven” bamboo, which can be ground in plates, which are two and a half times as hard as red oak.
They can also be produced in a variety of wood-like styles – from the well-known, such as maple or walnut to exotic species such as tiger and cumaru – that are quite different from what most people associate with the material. Moso bamboo grows naturally in China, where the vast majority of bamboo floors are made.
If harvested steal by stealing, without cutting, it counts in five to six years, making it a fast renewable resource. Some, but not all, companies can tell you whether they come from a responsible managed plantation. As for the chemicals-containing adhesives and finished products used in the finished product, looking for third-party certification is your best bet for VOC and formaldehyde emissions. Check our gallery to inspire you!