Flooring, panels, furniture… Bamboo is a natural and versatile material that is suitable for a variety of products and applications.
Bamboo flooring is a design, elegant and aesthetic choice as an excellent alternative to classic wooden parquet.
Read on and discover interesting facts about bamboo!
01 Do you know bamboo?
Choosing bamboo parquet over traditional wood means acting positively in favor of the environment and against deforestation activities, opting above all for a choice with exceptional technical performance and marked characteristics of modernity and design…
What do bood floors have in addition?The new bood parquet are the evolution of the Vanity Floor Srl product range, which has been on the market for 14 years. Our customers can now count on a long history of our company, made up of numerous relationships with the Far East, inclusive of increasingly conscious choices and an ever-improving selection capability of our suppliers, interpretation of the raw material and ability to transform it into floors of design.
02 Why is bamboo really a sustainable choice for the environment?
The bamboo maturation cycle is completed within 5 years of its sprouting against common wood which has a maturation cycle ranging from 60 to 70 years…
Bamboo is a plant that expands very quickly, without the need to be replanted or to apply pesticides and fertilizers.
After the cut, new shoots immediately appear and in a period ranging from 3 to 5 years the plant has completely regenerated.
Instead, for the regrowth of mature trees ready to be cut to produce oak parquet, you have to wait around 80 or 120 years! For this reason bamboo is a conscious choice, able to provide an answer to the problem of deforestation which causes serious damage to the environment, climate and the health of humanity and living beings.
What do bood floors have extra?
Specifically, bood floors, in addition to solutions in solid wood, are also available in multilayer formats where, under to the so-called “noble” surface in bamboo, they are supported by a solution exclusively in Eucalyptus which is also oriented towards sustainability.
Even Eucalyptus, an evergreen plant prevalent in Oceania, guarantees a maturation cycle of about 10/12 years, therefore well below traditional wood and, also in this case, in positive defense of deforestation policies.
03 Bamboo flooring… a choice of modernity and design
Bamboo parquet is suitable for indoor and outdoor environments, for commercial or residential solutions and is available in different formats, different finishes and different colours…
What do bood floors have extra?Bood floors, previously known with the Vanity Bamboo brand, have been completely renewed and improved and today offer a variety of colours, finishes and formats with high added value, able to satisfy the most varied technical and design needs. What are you waiting for, go to one of our stores and see our offers first-hand.
04 Bamboo parquet… Objectively the most resistant
Do you know the “Brinell Scale”? The Brinell scale is a scale of values obtained scientifically and objectively through a laboratory test in order to quantify the hardness of materials. Do you want to find out the technical level of resistance of the different parquets? Let’s go deeper…
From a technical point of view, bamboo is one of the most resistant natural materials for flooring in the world!
Definitely reliable, it is able to guarantee a remarkable stability of the floors and surpasses in hardness the most common types of wooden parquet, teak, oak, cherry, doussie, Iroko and many others used. By hardness we mean the resistance that the parquet offers to penetration. The hardness of Strand Woven High density bamboo, the most common process for our floors, exceeds the hardness of common oak by almost three times.
What do bood floors have extra?
bood, within its product portfolio for the interior collection, without renouncing the already abundantly resistant horizontal and vertical bamboo floors, enhances the Strand Woven High Density type by making its bamboo parquet floors available in this style in the largest number of colors and finishes.
For outdoor products bood, with its own Deckbood line and thanks to a privileged partnership with the DASSO brand, world leader in bamboo decking, markets exclusively in Italy the best performing outdoor solutions with a guarantee of top quality and resistance.
05 Structure and formats of a bamboo parquet
Only after full maturation obtained at the completion of the fifth year of age are the bamboo canes harvested and their bark removed. Then they are sectioned in length obtaining long and thin bands called strips, which are then planed and made suitable for assembly to obtain the floors in Horizontal, Vertical and Strand Woven High Density bamboo…
- Horizontal bamboo parquet: the strips are placed horizontally with respect to the support surface and this type is characterized by the evident conformation of repeated knots of the bamboo canes, also known as a “wide knot” bamboo floor.
- Vertical parquet: the strips are placed vertically with respect to the support surface, creating, in this case, the type typically characterized by the eventual shape of small knots for a floor also known as a “tight knot”.
- Strand Woven Hi Density parquet: in this type of parquet the strips are pressed together and this high density structure is the most resistant of the whole range and particularly suitable for high traffic environments. Its appearance is characterized by the dispersion of the classic knots of the bamboo canes.
What do bood floors have extra?
bood markets all types of flooring, giving emphasis, in terms of colors and finishes, to the Strand Woven High Density type.
The bood formats available for our floors are:
- solid wood: it consists of a horizontal or vertical plank, entirely in first choice bamboo, with a thickness of 15 millimeters.
- multilayer: composed of a surface of high quality noble bamboo for a thickness varying from 2 to 3 mm supported by layers of Eucalyptus.
The green revolution of giant bamboo
Bamboo is a material originating from the Far East countries, it has been loved since ancient times and is now widespread all over the world. The skilfully worked bamboo canes are widely used in daily life in the form of houses, roofs, floors, furniture, tools, but also as a delicious food on those tables most attentive to the evolution of gastronomy. It is flexible, light, emotionally “warm”, easy to transform and adapt to a thousand needs of life. Bamboo is a friendly plant!
The fastest growing plant in the world
Giant bamboo is an exceptional plant. Its culms ripen in a time ranging from six months to five years, depending on the species. The type used for the production of bood floors is Phyllostachys Edulis, also commonly known as giant bamboo or moso bamboo. This species is chosen precisely because of its extraordinary rapidity in growth, capable of rising 80 cm in one night and can even reach 30 meters in height. If we think that ordinary wood has a growth cycle of between 30 and 70 years, it is evident that preferring a bamboo parquet to traditional wood means acting firmly in favor of eco-sustainability.
Bamboo is 'Green Gold'
Each bamboo culm gives rise to the spontaneous emergence of numerous new shoots. From which new plants will grow, the harvesting of the mature culm is necessary precisely for the development of the new shoots that will replace the bamboo canes harvested for processing… All spontaneously, without supporting chemical technologies, and surprisingly abundantly and quickly.
As is well known, our panda friends feed on the tender leaves of bamboo canes Are we therefore endangering this wonderful species? The answer is NO!
Few people know that there are thousands of species of bamboo and that the one used to produce bamboo flooring, Phyllostachys Edulis, has special characteristics in terms of leaf height and hardness.
Pandas feed on the bamboo leaves of smaller, more easily accessible and more tender species. We can rest assured, bood floors respect our panda friends!