Bamboo is one of the newest and most exciting products to come into the flooring industry. Although it was initially passed by several professional floors as trendy products, bamboo has emerged as a wonderful selection of proven floor, durable, versatile, inexpensive, and very environmentally friendly. Due to these attributes, the popularity of bamboo flooring has been growing rapidly in recent years.
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What Exactly Is Bamboo Anyway?
Bamboo is actually a grass that can be found in almost all parts of the earth. Bamboo used for flooring but mainly grown in China, Vietnam, and Indonesia. In this region, bamboo can grow up to three feet a day and can be harvested every five to six years. This harvesting does not kill the bamboo and even bamboo will grow new stems without the need for replanting. As bamboo is a grass, it is much more resistant to moisture than any wood, resulting in products that extend far less than other hardwoods.
After they cut the stem it will cut the specified length and then pushed against the blade to split the product. This split is then leveled and put through four factory side. Some of these divisions steamed to produce color carbonization. Bamboo has natural sugar in it that when steamed bamboo will change to a rich brown color. The bamboo then kiln-dried to remove most of the moisture.
Horizontal, Vertical, And Strand Woven:
Bamboo flooring comes in grains horizontal, vertical grain, and strand is woven. Each style has a unique look and performance. Horizontal grain is made by putting a horizontal split, stacked three high, and then gluing them together. The finished product gives the appearance of bamboo poles where people can see the knuckles of bamboo. Vertical grain is made by putting a vertical split and gluing them together. This gives a unique view of the long narrow strip where the knuckles largely hid. The final appearance is one that is very unique and random where one can see the knuckles occasionally.