Product Information: Natural Vertical T&G Bamboo Flooring

 Colour Natural

 Description Light blonde

 Attachments Tongue & Groove

 Dimensions 15 x 96 x 1950mm

 Structure 100% solid (15mm 100% premium grade solid bamboo plank) no veneer.

 Finish Prefinished with 9 coats of high-tech Treffert coating reinforced with aluminium oxide scratch resistant layer. 

 Janka Rating 1460 (hardness: 6,58kN)

 Installation Floating floor (using glue)

 Underlay 3mm Combilay or Whisperlay

 Maintenance Easy care maintenance

 

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Product Information: Carbonised Strand Woven Click Bamboo Flooring

Colour Carbonised

Description Rich caremel to coffee

Attachments Tongue & Groove

Dimensions 14 x 96 x 1850mm

Structure 100% solid (14mm 100% premium grade solid bamboo plank) no veneer.

Finish Prefinished with 9 coats of high-tech Treffert coating reinforced with aluminium oxide scratch resistant layer. 

Janka Rating 3014 (hardness: 19.8kN)

Installation Floating floor (using glue)

Underlay 3mm Combilay or Whisperlay

Maintenance Easy care maintenance

 

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Product Information: Natural Strand Woven Click Bamboo Flooring

Colour Natural

Description Rich honey to light caramel

Attachments Valinge 5G Click technology

Dimensions 12 x 125 x 1850mm

Structure 100% solid (12mm 100% premium grade solid bamboo plank) no veneer.

Finish Prefinished with 9 coats of high-tech Treffert coating reinforced with aluminium oxide scratch resistant layer. 

Janka Rating 3014 (hardness: 19.8kN)

Installation Floating floor (glueless)

Underlay 3mm Combilay or Whisperlay

Maintenance Easy care maintenance

 

 

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Bamboo is a versatile flowering plant that can grow almost anywhere, with exception the Antarctic. It can be used as a textile, timber, scaffolding, energy source, food and many more. Not only is it versatile and found in abundance but it has some surprisingly (super) positive effects on global warming and here’s why…

1. Protects our already severely under threat forests.

Bamboo is a superior and formidable substitute to hardwoods. Its takes a meagre 5 years to mature and leaves its root system intact to further produce crops of even greater strength and durability. Thus reducing the demand or need for hardwoods (10 times slower) This allows our forests and its eco systems to be undisturbed and in time hopefully gain back the ground its lost over the years.

2. Virtually no waste!!!

Every single part of the plant can be used to produce value adding products. One example is that we collect saw dust generated when manufacturing our flooring and combine that with plastic from recycled milk cartons to produce our composite decking.

bamboo forests3. Bamboo can replace wood for almost anything and everything!!

Bamboo can produce traditional wooden products – no problem! Paper, timber, flooring, furniture. With current technology, we are able to create the most beautiful “wooden” furniture, finishings, flooring, cladding etc that are in some cases more durable than scarce, highly expensive wooden ones.

4. It grows like a weed (and faster)

Although not a weed – Bamboo grows and spreads like one. It is the fastest growing plant on earth and, when harvested, its root system simple grows a new shoot that is heathier, stronger and more durable than its “parent”

5. Absorbs more greenhouse gasses than trees

Bamboo produces more oxygen than trees and absorbs a whopping 35% more carbon dioxide

6. No need for nasty pesticides and fertilizers.

Bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal therefor eliminating the need for environmentally harmful pesticides. Bamboo utilizes the nitrogen found in soil for it to thrive.

7. Soil protection

Bamboo root system stays intact after harvesting and this coupled with its vast underground network makes it a formidable protector of soil.

8. Invested interest to go green - Economic development

It provides a raw material to a vast number of industries and also provides job opportunities especially in developing countries where there is a high demand for unskilled employment.

Source; http://www.bamboogrove.com/why-bamboo-save-planet.html

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Tuesday, 09 August 2016 11:47

Bamboo Ranks in Top 10 Most Durable Floors

You can have you cake and eat it too!!! 

In life there are always sacrifices made in order to gain. Ever heard of the saying – No such thing as a free lunch?? Nothing in life is for free. If you aren’t paying for it now, you will pay for it in the future.

So if Bamboo is beautiful, natural, easy to install, eco-friendly, affordable and cost effective. Then it can’t be as durable as other options right?

Surprize!!! Bamboo is ranked as one of the top 10 MOST durable floors… Because Bamboo is a resource that require very little time and input to grow and develop it can be harvested more cheaply and timely than any other timber, making the price low but not compromising on its high quality characteristics…

"This grass, incredibly difficult to remove from your yard, begins to look surprisingly attractive when turned into flooring.

If you have ever tried to hack or shovel bamboo out of your yard, you know how tough this grass can be.

The secret to bamboo flooring's sky-high Janka durability ratings lies in three factors: stalk placement, added materials, and quality of bamboo.

Stalks/Construction: Most off-the-shelf bamboo flooring is made by laying the bamboo grass stalks cross-direction. Strand bamboo flooring is often called woven strand bamboo flooring for a good reason: strands of the bamboo stalks are pulled apart and more tightly integrated with the adhesives.

Adhesives: But the thing that truly makes a bamboo floor hard? Adhesives. Bamboo flooring is stuck together by man-made adhesives. More adhesives made a bamboo floor harder.

Bamboo Type: Unfortunately, this factor is difficult, if not impossible, to determine when shopping for bamboo floors. Better-quality, later-harvested bamboo is more durable than younger bamboo that is rushed to harvest.
Look at Janka durability ratings for traditional vs. strand-woven bamboo floors:

Traditional Construction Bamboo: 900-1300. This is in the red oak area.

Strand-Woven Bamboo: 2000-3200. This definitely peaks the Janka scale, with some bamboo floors rating as hard as Brazilian cherry and teak.
The Janka scale for hardness of wood effectively maxes when you get to around 3600. But one outfit, Cali Bamboo out of San Diego, CA, advertises a bamboo floor called Fossilized HD ColorGrain™ with an extremely high Janka hardness rating of around 5000."

Click here for the full article: Most Durable Floorings You Can Install

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Monday, 11 July 2016 05:10

Biofuel Refinery That Runs On Bamboo

A new venture in India aims to create biofuel primarly from bamboo. 

"Bamboo from the verdant hills of the North-East could soon fire up cars on our roads. A biofuel refinery, the first-of-its-kind in India, is being set up at the Numaligarh Refinery (NRL) in Assam, which will soon process biofuel from bamboo, abundantly found in the region.

The project, a ?-1,000 crore joint venture between NRL and Finnish company Chempolis Oy, was signed in October 2014. On Monday, a team from the refinery will leave for Finland to acquire the technology.

Bamboo will be cut into smaller chips for easier transportation and storage, and then we would apply a process to turn it into biofuel. The new refinery will have the capacity to process 49,000 tonnes of ethanol yearly,"

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Monday, 11 July 2016 04:42

Inspiring Bamboo Architectural Designs

At Eco Bamboo Africa we love everything bamboo, especially where inspirational design architerure comes in as showcased in the article below. This is just one more example of the versatilty and beauty of our favorite plant. 

"‘mountain poetic’ is a project whose design background is to provide a landmark landscape architecture for the rice fields in yixing, lianhua dang, china, an area that is nationally known for its exemplary agricultural base. the town’s government wanted to build characteristic structures for their cultivated fields that can also double as duck sheds. the scheme selected and used the hexagon as the basic pattern, dividing it into large, medium and small sizes. through the repetition and superposition of these geometrical forms, an artistic effect is generated."

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Click here for the full article at Design Boom

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Proud to showcase another succesfull Vingate Pearl Bamboo Flooring installation in Cape Town, Western Cape. 

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Vintage Pearl Bamboo Flooring 3

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A now completed project just outside Paarl in the Boland. You can already see how ‪bamboo composite decking‬ transforms and creates spaces that are incomparable in style, quality, and design. An architects dream and a timeless piece that lasts a lifetime. 

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Standardization test are underway for various types of bamboo at the University of Pittsburgh with the aim of insuring that it conforms to the strict building codes of the construction industry. We've documented in previous article the superior strenght of bamboo and now more evidence is coming forth to support this. The cost effectiveness of bamboo makes it the perfect fit for the developing world and could be the perfect solution for construction projects in Africa. 

"Building codes everywhere require strict standardization of tests for all materials, such as timber or concrete. But tests for bamboo have not been standardized, because it's not manufactured, but grown. So scientists at the University of Pittsburgh are testing several varieties of bamboo with mechanical properties that approach and even surpass those of softwood lumber. Their aim is to standardize the tests so that bamboo can be safely used in buildings.

Types of bamboo that have excellent strength-to-weight ratio grow mostly in tropical regions where they have been used in building for thousands of years."

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