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How is the Bamboo Floor Made?

Today many people have used bamboo flooring for their home floors. The authenticity and beauty that it displays makes this bamboo floor so fast to lure homeowners to buy it. But some people may still be wondering. Is the floor made of bamboo trees safe to use? As it is known that bamboo stems have very sharp fibers and can injure human skin.

bamboo plant

bamboo plant

In this “How is the Bamboo Floor Made” is described how the process undertaken by the bamboo flooring factory in producing the product.

 

Once bamboo has been harvested, the thick outer layer is removed and the bamboo is either cut into strips or shredded into strands, depending on the type of flooring that is being made.

Different types of flooring offer very different appearances. Bamboo flooring is available in three main styles:

  • Horizontal
  • Vertical
  • Strand woven
vertical bamboo flooring

vertical bamboo flooring

 

horizontal bamboo flooring

horizontal bamboo flooring

 

solid natural strand woven bamboo flooring

solid natural strand woven bamboo flooring

For horizontal and vertical bamboo flooring, the strips are dried and glued together using a hot machine press. They are then machined into flooring planks.

For strand woven bamboo, the strands are woven together and compressed under extreme pressure before being machined into planks of flooring. Once the planks of flooring have acclimatised they are finished with protective layers of lacquer.

tongue and groove fitting of bamboo flooring

tongue and groove fitting of bamboo flooring

Each can be found in two main colours: natural and carbonised (smoked), although alternative colours can be achieved by adding a stain to the floor. There are also different finishes including natural, handscraped and rustic, which can provide either a traditional or distressed appearance.

 

That’s how the bamboo floor is made. And maybe after knowing it you will be interested to use bamboo flooring as your home floor.

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