The flooring is a superior quality solid bamboo floor developed in conjunction with the Chinese Academy of Forestry and their Associates over the past 25 years as an alternative to a diminishing supply of traditional hardwood timber.
Each year poles aged at least six years are selectively harvested by farmers in the managed groves. These groves have been farmed for hundreds of years and will continue to supply poles that shoot annually for centuries to come.
The flooring boards we supply is produced from aged bamboo poles belonging to the Phyllostachys pubescens (moso) species in fully managed sustainable forests. This species is not eaten by Pandas.
Please refer to the images and specification table for a description.
The coffee colour is achieved by steaming the bamboo strips that caramelises the sugar in the fibre, the natural (blonde colour) is the result of the strips being boiled in bleach.
Once processed all strips are naturally kiln dried they are then scrunched, lashed together and dipped in a big vat of glue, drained and loaded into the mould of a hydraulic press that compacts the bamboo into a square log which is eventually cut down to plank size for processing into the floor boards.
The billet is sawn into the required sizes, trimmed and milled into to our specifications before passing through the finishing line that applies multiple layers of Klumpp hardwearing coating.