Earth Friendly Bamboo Flooring
Installation Instructions |
Engineered Bamboo Installation Instructions |
| Glueless Bamboo Installation Instructions |
Maintenance & Care | Lifetime Residential Wear Warranty |
| 5 Year Light/Medium Commercial Warranty |
| 15 Year Heavy Commercial Wear Commercial Warranty for Strand Woven |
|What is Bamboo?|
grows in many regions of the world especially in warm climates where the
earth is kept moist with frequent monsoons. Throughout Asia, from India to
China, from the Philippines to Japan, bamboo thrives in natural forest
lands. Twenty percent of the world’s bamboo grows in China, much of that in
the wild. Today, due to increasing demand, it is being cultivated more and
more in managed forests. In this region, bamboo is emerging as an important
agricultural crop of increasing significance to struggling economies.
Bamboo is a member of the grass family. This fact goes a long way toward explaining several of bamboo’s unique characteristics. We are familiar with grass as a rapidly growing invasive plant, as is bamboo. Maturing to a height of 20 meters or more in a mere four years, bamboo is ready to harvest. And, like grass, cutting bamboo does not kill the plant. An extensive root system remains intact, allowing for rapid regeneration. This quality makes bamboo an ideal plant for areas threatened with the potentially devastating ecological effects of soil erosion.
There are many species of Bamboo. Tall and straight, Mao Zhu or Moso Bamboo is the species of choice for flooring fabrication. Natural Cork Bamboo uses only Mao Bamboo with 5 years of maturity, selecting the base of the stalk for its superior strength and hardness. The remainder of these stalks become consumer goods such as chopsticks, plywood sheeting, furniture, window blinds, and even pulp for paper products. Nothing is wasted in processing bamboo.
When it comes to the environment, cork and bamboo are a perfect combination. Both are renewable, are harvested with no harm to their natural habitat, and produce materials that promote a healthy human environment.
|After harvesting, bamboo is cut into strips.
These strips go through a sterilization process before being placed in large
drying ovens to hasten their curing time. A stringent selection process
ensures only premium strips will be used for Natural Cork Bamboo. Selected
strips are stacked in layers and glued with an environmentally safe adhesive
prior to being put through a 1250 ton press to form panels from which
flooring planks are milled.
Shipping Charges: The total freight charge for the cork flooring shipment is $99 when shipped to a commercial address with a loading dock (no appointment made for delivery), $174 for a commercial address without a loading dock (no appointment made for delivery) or $300 to a residential address with a call for a (range of time for) delivery appointment when shipped within the contiguous United States. In order to prevent the shopping cart from charging freight for each carton, we add a shipping charge after your order is placed. The shipping charge will not be reflected in the total on your order. If you need a freight quote outside the contiguous United States, please Contact Us Here with the details.
|Traditions Bamboo Flooring|
Natural Bamboo Expressions offers the exotic beauty and extreme durability of strand woven bamboo in a glueless Drop and Lock installation profile for a fast and easy, hassle-free installation.
Natural Bamboo Expressions floors are specified with Moso6 Premium 6 Year Mature Bamboo ensuring that Natural Bamboo floors are made from only the densest, hardest, mountain grown bamboo stands so that it will perform to your expectations. We back our Natural Bamboo Expressions floors with a Lifetime Residential Wear Warranty, a Lifetime Structure Warranty, and a 15 Year Commercial Warranty so that you’ll have the confidence that your Expressions floor will perform for years to come.
|Solid Sw Natural||Solid SW Spice||Solid SW Tiger|
|Solid SW Stained Cotton||Solid SW Stained Lava||Antique Black Mark|
|Solid SW Brushed Sambucca|
Construction: Solid Locking Strand Woven Bamboo
Dimensions: 5.31" w x 72.05" l x 1/2"
Species: Moso6 Premium Mature 6 Year Moso Bamboo
Finish: Endura AR UV-cured Aluminum Oxide
Installation Areas: Below, On, or Above Grade Level
Installation Method: Glueless Locking
Residential Wear Warranty: Lifetime Limited
Commercial Warranty: 15 Yr Limited Heavy Commercial
Structure Warranty: Lifetime Limited
Sq Ft Per Box: 21.27
Bamboo Expressions: Solid SW Natural, Spice, or Tiger
Price Per Carton: $104.65 (averages to approximately $4.92 per square feet)
Bamboo Expressions: Solid SW Stained Cotton Or Stained Lava
Price Per Carton: $110.60 (averages to approximately $5.20 per square feet)
Bamboo Expressions: Antique Black Mark
Price Per Carton: $122.09 (averages to approximately $5.74 per square feet)
Bamboo Expressions: Solid SW Brushed Sambucca
Price Per Carton: $116.35 (averages to approximately $5.47 per square feet)
Necessary For Proper Installation
Matching Moldings Molding Specifications
|Quarter Round, 78" long
(often times used along the baseboard)
A = 1/2"
B = 3/4"
C = 3/4"
|T-Molding, 78" long
(often times used in between rooms)
A = 5/8"
B = 2"
C = 1/4"
D = 1/2"
|Baby Threshold, 72" long
(often times used as an end cap when next
to carpet, a sliding door, etc. It is also known as a square nose.)
A = 7/8"
B = 3"
C = 9/16"
D = 1 3/16"
(Just the D part of the picture)
|Overlapping Reducer, 78"
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