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Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring

Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013

Strand woven bamboo flooring is not only a beautiful finished product, but it’s also one of the hardest, most durable floorings on the market. In fact, strand woven bamboo flooring often scores between 3000 and 5000 using the Janka hardness test, which is twice as hard as traditional bamboo flooring or oak.

So what is strand woven bamboo flooring?  First, it’s important to understand what traditional bamboo flooring is. Traditional bamboo flooring comes, of course, from bamboo, a natural product typically grown in China. The process of creating traditional bamboo flooring usually results in 60% wasted product. The methods used to create strand woven bamboo flooring put that waste to good use.

The “waste” from the bamboo is ground up and endures a massive amount of heat and pressure in order to create the final product: strand woven bamboo.

You typically have three options for strand woven bamboo flooring.

  • Natural – a lighter colored version
  • Carbonized – a darker colored version
  • Tiger – a combination of both the natural and carbonized options

The process of creating this type of flooring makes it an eco-friendly product you can be proud to place in your home. The entire bamboo stalk is used to create the flooring, meaning an enormous reduction in waste.

Other benefits of strand woven bamboo include:

  1. Moisture resistant: the processing methods required to make strand woven bamboo make it a more moisture-resistant flooring than its cousin, traditional bamboo flooring
  2. Better indoor air quality: Strand woven bamboo flooring is known to use one of the lowest levels of formaldehyde in the industry
  3. Far stronger than you can imagine. If you have a high-traffic area, no other flooring on the market can compare to the durability of strand woven bamboo

Not only is strand woven bamboo more durable than oak, but it has one other environmental leg up on the mighty tree that’s often used for flooring. Oak trees take more than a century to reach maturity, whereas the mighty bamboo takes 4 – 6 years. The benefits to the environment, by going with bamboo, are endless.

Discover the many strand woven bamboo flooring options we have in our catalog