LOOK AT THE ADVANTAGES YOU GET FROM CHOOSING BAMBOO FLOORING:
> 27% harder than Northern Red Oak > 13% harder than hard Maple > Finished with a durable aluminum-oxide coating > Nail down, glue down, or floating > A better performer than most select hardwoods in terms of hardness,dimensional stability, and flammability > Can be installed like any other hardwood floor
1. Compared with hardwood flooring, what virtues does your bamboo flooring have?
Compared with hardwood flooring, our bamboo flooring has many good virtues. First, our bamboo flooring is an environmental product and the growing season of bamboo is much shorter than the decades for hardwood forests to mature. Each year, one “mother tree” in the now-thinned-out acre makes several new stems that grow to full length in a few months and to mature hardness in about five years, so our bamboo flooring has plentiful natural resource. Secondly, our bamboo flooring has higher hardness, so it is more durable than hardwood flooring. Then the third, our bamboo flooring can be installed very conveniently. When installed, it can be glued, nailed, or nailed with glue. Except all the above, our bamboo flooring has better grain and is more elegant and graceful than hardwood flooring.
2. What kind of finish does your bamboo flooring use and what are the virtues of the finish?
Our bamboo flooring is finished with seven coats of 100% solid UV cured urethane, which makes the flooring resistant to abrasion, chemical and stain, fire, indentation and oiling. Furthermore, our bamboo flooring with this kind of particular finish has another virtue of electrostatic prevention.
3. What’s the moisture content of your bamboo flooring?
Our bamboo flooring is kiln dried and plastic sealed before packing, and its interior moisture content is controlled within 8%-12%.
4. How to maintain bamboo flooring?
1. Keep the floor clean, and use soft damping cloth to scrub the floor gently. 2. Avoid osculating volumes of water. Mop up the water and clean the floor in time if that happens. 3. Place a piece of doormat at the entrance to the room so as to prevent such things as dust and sand from being carried in. At the same time, the doormat must be keep clean. 4. Never gride on the surface of bamboo flooring with nails or enter the room in shoes with metal pins. 5. According to the service condition, wax or varnish the floor every several years and try to keep the varnish film glabrous. 6. Keep the windows open often for ventilation and also to adjust the indoor temperature. 7. Avoid being insolated long by strong sunlight under normal conditions. 8. Keep the room as ventilated and dry as possible
5. Where does your bamboo flooring come from?
Our bamboo flooring comes from EverJade Flooring Products Co.Ltd. which is one of the main bamboo flooring manufacturers in China. All bamboo material is selected before being manufactured into floors, so the quality of our products is good and reliable.
6. What colors do your products have?
Our products have two main colors. One is natural blond color and the other is carbonated brown color. Carbonization is a boiling process, so it may create another darker brown color.
7. How hard is your bamboo flooring?
When tested according to the standards of the National Wood Flooring Association Test (Janka Ball Hardness Test), it shows an average hardness of 1320 PSI comparing with the northern red oak. The carbonization process reduces the result to 1010 PSI, the strength of walnut.
8. Why does bamboo flooring become more and more popular?
Bamboo flooring is made from natural resource, which is renewable and recyclable. Buildings, barns, ships and other structures made of bamboo often find a second life in bamboo flooring, wall decor panel, vents and ceilings. And bamboo flooring is a good choice for a healthy home.
Eight virtues of bamboo floor board (1)Hard-surface/particular abrasion resistant/No traces will be left on its surface even after several years. (2)Burly almost no traces/keep horizontal surface/friction and scratch resistant. (3)Cigarette tip and fire resistant/high-density/water and fire resistant. (4)Color-lasting, fading proof/light shining and ultraviolet radiation resislat/no discoloring. (5)Easily to tend and protect, Easy stain removing. (6)Innocuous to health /Nature bamboo /no preservative/no irritability chemicals. (7)Innocuous to health /Nature bamboo/no preservative/no irritability. (8)Easy assembling and paving
Comparison between bamboo and wood floor and its parameter The chromatism comparison between bamboo flooring and wood flooring Because the diameter of timber trunk is bigger than that of bamboo, which leads to that the influence on the bamboo by sunlight is much larger than that on the trees and the chromatism difference between the positive surface and negative surface is a bit larger, even if the quality and hierarchicy of the material is the same, its color is uneasy to conform, however, bamboo floor boards are the other way round.
Physical property comparison between bamboo and wood Compared with wood, bamboo has many virtues: high strength, large tenacity, strong rigidity, tractability and so on, and has better physical mechanics performances .Its static bending strength, rigidity ,and strength of extension are more than twice that of wood . Folding strength and surface degree of bamboo flooring made of bamboo are larger than that of wood flooring.
Water percentage 8-14% Hardness>55mpa. Warp flush >=98mpa Dilatability: Transverse: direction 0 Wide direction: 0.01% Thick direction: 0.07% Permit deviation: Transverse: direction :Lave<=0.5mm Wide direction : Wave<=0.15mm Thick direction : Tave<=0.5mm Density 0.73g/cm3 Gluestick ductility>2.5mpa Formaldehyde<9mg/100g(with European E1 standard If use DYNO glue)<0.12mg/100g (Normal glue with china national standard). Impact ductility:>155kg/m2 Abrasive resistance of surface <=0.08g/100r Elastic modulus>11.5*103mpa
9. Why choose bamboo over wood?
Bamboo is not a tree but a fast growing grass. The species used for flooring is sustainably harvested from selected groves in southern China and is not eaten by pandas. It takes only three to five years to grow bamboo, therefore an acre of bamboo can provide more flooring than an acre of trees. Cutting bamboo shoots does not destroy the roots and fresh new sprouts grow in their place. Bamboo has a dense root mass which helps prevent soil erosion and provides a viable crop opportunity for hills where other crops cannot grow.
Bamboo is harder than many hardwoods and requires less sanding and refinishing, making it an excellent choice for high traffic residential and commercial applications. Bamboo has a long straight fibre composition, providing an exceptional strength to weight ratio and dimensional stability. Bamboo has only straight grain and is not subject to the ripping, leaving and chipping problems common to the short and often erratic grain alignment of many woods. The reed-like pore structure of bamboo limits swelling and provides exceptional dimensional stability. Growth nodes, a light colour and straight grain give bamboo its exotic appearance. Bamboo has a high mineral content making it more durable and fire resistant than many hardwoods. Structural Testing
Impact Absorption Energy
Coefficient for Elasticity
Comparison with Wood and the Standard Rate
Test Results for Bamboo Floor
Fixed by IS0631-1975-At the time of Ex work, the moisture content of bamboo floor should be 8-13%. The standard rate is 11%.
The average of our production samples is 8%
Coefficient for dry contractedness
WOOD Radial direction is 0.171. Chord direction is 0.322. Volumn is 0.519.
BAMB00 Radial direction is 0.138. Chord direction is 0.149. Volumn is 0.320. less than wood
Wood floor is 700.15 kg/m3
Bamboo floor is 670.98 kg/m3
The joint place is 20.3MPa.
The joint place is 49.8MPa. The jointless place is 35.4MPa.
Coefficient for Wrecking is 1,434 kgf/cm3. Coefficient for elasticity is 1,253. 520kgf/cm2.