Most bamboo floors on the market may look alike, but in terms of quality, they are quite different.
The Story of Bamboo
Although this flooring has been used to many years in countries such as China and Japan, bamboo has only been popular in Western countries since the mid -1990s.
Bamboo is a Chinese symbol for longevity because of its durability, strength, flexibility and resilience. It survives in the harshest conditions, and seems to endure through all the brutalities mother nature can dish out – still standing tall, and staying green year-round. Its flexibility and adaptability are a lesson to us all that the secret of a long happy life is to go with the flow. Feng Shui practitioners recommend putting bamboo plants in the front of your home to assure long life for all those who dwell there.
The Sustainable Alternative
Bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing and strongest trees and as such is much more renewable than timber. It can be harvested for bamboo flooring every five to six years and is harvested quicker with minimal environmental impact. Chaz Floors uses Embelton Bamboo which is sourced only from well managed bamboo forests without threat to local wildlife including China’s much loved Panda population.
Engineered to Perfection
Using the finest quality raw material, individually selected strips of bamboo are laid horizontally and then “hot pressed” under very high load to create a compressed sheet from which the 14mm floorboards are cut. Pre-finished with 10 layers of world-leading Klumpp coatings, your floor is installed and ready to walk on in the same day. Because bamboo is harder than timber, a well maintained floor will last longer, yielding useful savings over the full life of the floor.
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