Bamboo hardwood flooring -The bamboo plant, which is actually not a tree but a grassland, has throughout history been an important building material in much of Asia – in fact, it has been said that in Asia, bamboo has been used for various purposes since ancient times. Bamboo is both a very hard material, but at the same time simple to process. Therefore, historians argue that in ancient China, both tools and weapons were made out of bamboo.
As the bamboo plant grows in thin rods, bamboo flooring is different than ordinary wood floors. In order to remind of classic wooden floors, the bamboo rods are cut into thin strips that are glued together, so that the bamboo has the same shape as wooden boards. However, this does not mean that the floors are more fragile than solid wood floors. On the contrary, bamboo hardwood flooring is actually extremely hard compared to wooden floors.
In a time when forests are cleared and where the world’s forests are under pressure, it makes sense to use bamboo as material. Bamboo plantations grow for much faster than forests. Therefore, bamboo hardwood flooring plants can be harvested approx. every 5 years, which contrasts with eg oak trees that can only be harvested every 50 years. In fact, some bamboo plants can grow up to 30 cm a day – in comparison, it would take a beech tree for half a year.