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What Sets Strand-Woven Bamboo Apart From All?

Feb 09, 2017

What Sets Strand-Woven Bamboo Apart From All?

Choosing the right kind of bamboo flooring for your house is not as easy as it looks like. There are various factors to consider whether you will choose bamboo over hard floors and especially because how environment friendly they are. Since there are various types of Bamboos and the most popular one is the Strand-woven bamboo. So, what is the difference between Strand-woven bamboo and other types of bamboo in the manufacturing process? 

Bamboo flooring is usually created from multiple bamboo species. After the bamboo shoots are harvested they are cut into strips. Strand-woven bamboo, on the other hand, is not made with flattened strips like the other bamboo flooring types. It is made from the fibers of the bamboo. They are also not cut into strips but these are softened before being pulled apart to create the bamboo strips. Strand-woven is usually created using the most species of bamboo, which is widely considered to be the best for this type of flooring. 

Benefits of Strand-Woven Bamboo Flooring: 

Strength: Strand-woven bamboo is two times stronger than oak and other hardwoods; it is even strongest of the bamboo flooring. This makes it perfect for a busy household and extremely durable that tends to be rough on floors.

Environment friendly: Excess flooring materials that are typically thrown away are utilized in the strand-woven method making it the most earth-friendly of the bamboo floors. Though the bamboo flooring is created from highly renewable bamboo species, strand-woven creates the least amount of waste.

Moisture resistant: Strand-woven bamboo floors are more resistant to moisture than the other bamboo floors. This means your floors lifespan can be significantly longer, making it a better investment in the long run.

All hardwood flooring processes use chemical called formaldehyde to bind the wood together. The binding process for strand-woven uses the least amount of formaldehyde where the hardwood flooring types use the chemical extensively. Using it less in the manufacturing process makes it a safer option for both homeowners and flooring professionals.