Bamboo flooring is a modern and contemporary choice of flooring. Strand bamboo type is one of the hardest types of flooring that resists indentation even though it is a grass

Bamboo’s History

China is considered the kingdom of bamboo because more bamboo can be found there than anywhere else in the world. It was in China where the first archaeological dig found the first traces of Bamboo (sometime between the 16th and 11th Century B.C.), where it had been used in the making of weapons (bows and arrows). Bamboo was also found to have been used as one of the first papers of society.

Interesting Facts

Bamboo can live as long 120 years and even though it can be started from seed, the bamboo plant does not seed but once every 15 to 120 years. There are nearly 1200 varieties of bamboo located world wide from China to Africa, Asia and now throughout the U.S. Due to long life of the bamboo grass, it can be re-harvested many times without killing it. Bamboo flooring has become one of the most rapidly renewable resources in the market today.

Types of Bamboo

Bamboo flooring is made in a variety of styles. It is made into vertical, horizontal, and strand flooring. Horizontal bamboo gets its name from the way the bamboo is manufactured. The bamboo stock is flattened and laid horizontally so you see much more of the grain. Vertical bamboo is flattened and laid vertically so you look at the side of each bamboo stock. The last type of bamboo flooring is called strand woven bamboo. It is actually made into a block by compressing the bamboo stock into a block using tens of thousands of pounds of pressure. It is then fused together by using a hot or cold fusion process. It is one of the hardest types of hardwood flooring that exist on the market and will hold up against indentation. Tiger strand woven flooring has an exotic look and comes in a variety of different stains.

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