- Why Bamboo
The delicate grain of bamboo, whether natural or amber-toned, makes it a distinctive, elegant, and subtle material for flooring, veneer and fine furniture.
Bamboo can withstand a great deal of use without damage. It's stronger even than oak, considered the most durable hardwood. When laminated, bamboo is nearly as strong as soft steel. Bamboo doesn't swell or shrink as hardwoods do, making it ideal for floors and furniture.
It grows fast.
Bamboo is not a tree - it's a grass, and it grows like one. Many species of bamboo can grow two feet or more a day. When it's harvested, it need not be replanted, because it will grow a new shoot from its extensive root system. So bamboo renews itself readily, unlike hardwood trees, which, once cut, are gone forever. Bamboo is an endlessly renewable resource.
It enhances the environment.
Farmed bamboo stabilizes the earth with its roots, preventing erosion. It takes in greenhouse gasses and produces oxygen. In fact 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stands of trees. It can also provide habitat for birds and animals (though our bamboo is not preferred by pandas, and is therefore panda-safe).
It's world-wide and historic.
Our bamboo grows in China, but the adaptable bamboo will grow most places on earth. Wherever it is native, bamboo has been integral to the economy and culture, used for cooking, beverages, paper, houses, and bridges. In China, it's known as the "friend of the people".
- Why Bamboo Flooring
Our bamboo flooring is made with E-1 glue, which meets tough European standards for off-gassing. Some laminated products emit formaldehyde long after manufacture, but BothBest bamboo flooring in your home or business are virtually formaldehyde-free.
Parts of the bamboo that aren't suitable for flooring and furniture are used for many other products, like crafts, carpet, wallpaper etc. Though the bamboo is fast-growing and renewable, we're still committed to using each bamboo stem without waste.
Bamboo has been cultivated for more than 4,000 years in China. It has been used in everyday life in Asia for centuries. Bamboo is a food, a "paper like" medium for messaging, for art works, utensils, furniture, vessels, decoration and more recently as building materials including flooring, veneer and paneling, decoration as in moldings and wall coverings and pallets and shipping crates.