Moso Select displays a consistency in grain and colour more than any other bamboo available. The dimensions of the ARC Bamboo are 14mm thick solid boards and a generous 1,850mm long and 137mm wide. Genesis Bamboo is widely specified by Architects and Interior designers all over Australia in residential and commercial projects. Also, as with many short-rotation crops, applications of fertilizer and pesticides to bamboo may be required for optimal growth. Because of this, consumers are increasingly choosing to install a bamboo floor in place of a traditional hardwood one. You can find complete installation instructions on the product page by clicking on the installation tab and then clicking on – Installation Guide. Hardwood flooring consists of solid pieces of wood that are sawn directly from trees, so less processing energy and fewer materials are required. The particular species of bamboo used for flooring is grown in select groves of Southern China.
What had been a shady, vine draped, ivy covered front yard became an open lawn shaded by the much reduced and raised canopies of the original live next door residence, once hidden by Hall’s planting of a thick bamboo screen, now intrudes awkwardly upon the rectangular garden room that was the jewel of Hall’s composition.
Once each month our flooring newsletter is delivered to your inbox and is packed with discounts, tips, and trends. I’m glad you’re happy with your flooring choice, and with the ease of installation (more or less ;-)). Due to the ‘newness’ of bamboo as a flooring alternative there have in recent times been reports of widespread reports and problems of mal-practice within the industry. Once in the oven pressure, steam, and heat are used to alter the color of the natural bamboo stems, changing them into the caramel brown color. The most common form, particularly in southeast Asia, uses thin bamboo stems that are cut as flat as possible.
By comparison, it typically takes between 30 and 60 years before hardwood trees can be milled into flooring. Bamboo has been used in Europe, Asia, and especially China for more than 4,000 years due to its extreme versatility. No. Bamboo flooring has a higher moisture resistance than most solid hardwood flooring materials. Its sustainability, durability and stylish nature make it popular among home owners and architects and is perfect for high usage spaces like kitchens, living rooms and hall ways. Rich, dark horizontal-grain bamboo floors lend drama and elegance in an open kitchen. Flat-grain bamboo, the most common type, is made up of thin, flat strips of bamboo that are stacked on top of each other and then laminated together.
An expansion gap left around the perimeter of the floor and all vertical obstructions, including kitchen islands, will allow and facilitate the expansion and contraction of bamboo flooring. Both Embelton and Clever Choice are the leading manufacturers of bamboo floors in Australia.