Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring
harder and more resistant than most wood flooring
Hard and Durable
Strand-woven bamboo provides one of the hardest parquet floors that can be made from rapidly renewable raw materials. With a density of 1030 kg/m3 and a Brinell hardness of 9.5 kg/mm², fiber bamboo is much harder than most wood species used for flooring.
This high density bamboo is also much harder than other bamboo flooring formats, including wide slat and high edge slat bamboo. High density fiber bamboo provides floors with extremely high resistance to normal wear and tear and resists indentation and impact damage.
Strand woven bamboo
for resistant floors, terraces and furniture
Passive energy house in Dresden-Plauen: Parquet flooring installed with high density strand-woven bamboo 3-layer planks in colors Natural and Coffee on underfloor heating.
When a new home is built or renovated to Min Energy standards, a bamboo floor can contribute to the overall design concept for the standard.
The durability of bamboo and its high-end appearance allow for the ambiance of premium wood floors at a reasonable cost to both the wallet and the environment.
"High density" strand-woven bamboo floors
Just as attractive and hard as IPE
Ipe (Lapacho) is a hard wood that is harvested from the tropical forests of South America. It is one of the hardest types of wood and exceeds the hardness of almost all other tropical and European hardwoods, which are used for flooring production. Nevertheless, it is a product of tropical forests which are being harvested to dangerously low levels.
It is now possible to obtain the advantageous hardness of Ipe with a rapidly renewable product, and at a much more competitive price. HDG bamboo is much harder than other types of wood used for floors and has a similar appearance to expensive tropical hardwoods. It is made of bamboo, which is obtained from controlled forests in China and processed into flooring with modern European equipment and procedures.
Strand woven bamboo stairway
Bamboo is generally dimensionally stable and this is especially true in the longitudinal direction of bamboo planks. Therefore, bamboo products are very suitable for flooring that should not bend.
The very high flexural strength of strand-woven bamboo makes it an ideal option for suspended stair treads. As a substitute for wood, it offers excellent strength along with a tropical wood look that is ideal for high-end objects.
Strand-woven bamboo flooring range
Bamboo colour tones
Bamboo products are available in two main colors, including natural and steamed (caramel or "coffee"). The caramel/"coffee" color is created by steaming the raw bamboo fibers, which gives the bamboo wood a continuous warm brown hue by caramelizing the natural sugars contained in the bamboo. This color is permanent and extends throughout the bamboo caramel product.
Bamboo is a natural product and the basic color is subject to slight variations depending on growth conditions, manufacturing conditions and bamboo variety. Therefore, there may be slight variations in color shade between different production batches of the flooring.
Bamboo floor with natural and caramel juxtaposed
The strand-woven bamboo colors are bold and rich, resulting in a distinct tropical hardwood look. Fiber bamboo is a good and environmentally friendly alternative to tropical hardwood of all types. It is generally just as durable and long-lasting.
Strand-woven bamboo flooring products
Solid large planks
Strand woven-bamboo click planks
||1850 x 137 x 14mm
||1-Ply solid strand-woven bamboo
Solid planks are large-sized high-density planks with a length of 185 cm and a width of 13.7 cm, made of solid, single-layer fiber bamboo.
This flooring has a click connection with micro beveled edges. The planks are available in natural and caramel colors and the surface is matt lacquered. The package consists of boxes of 6 pieces with an area of 1.52 m² and a weight of about 23 kg.
The click connection allows for quick installation and the planks can be installed both floating and glued. When glued down, the planks can be used with underfloor heating if the standard precautions and procedures for installation over underfloor heating are followed. For floating installation of click flooring, the width of the room area should not exceed 4 to 5 meters.
Solid strand-woven bamboo planks offer a rugged and durable large format floor with a tropical hardwood look for residential or commercial use at an affordable price.
2-ply pre-finished parquet
Strand-woven bamboo tongue & groove planks
||900 x 90 x 10mm
||Strand-woven bamboo wear layer with horizontal bamboo cross-ply
||Matt lacquered, factory oiled
Two-layer parquet strips are ideal for gluing on underfloor heating.
The 4 mm thick strand-woven bamboo wear layer is supported by a 6 mm thick cross layer of horizontal bamboo. The tongue and groove milling enables the planks to adapt to the variations resulting from the changes in the moisture content in the room.
Although these planks are usually processed by professional installers, they are relatively easy to install and the small format means less waste and scrap. Two-layer small format floor boards are often used for installation in large rooms or halls.
High density strand-woven bamboo planks are available in natural and caramel colors and can be supplied with a matte lacquered finish or pre-oiled at the factory.
3-ply large planks
Strand-woven bamboo tongue & groove planks
||1850 x 142 x 13mm
||3-Ply with strand-woven bamboo wear layer and horizontal bamboo carrier and cross-ply
||Matt lacquered, factory oiled
Three-layer planks offer an elegant, high-quality floor for both compact areas and larger rooms. The strand-woven bamboo surface offers the look of a large format plank floor with a tropical hardwood look.
The durable layer of strand-woven bamboo is supported by two horizontal bamboo layers laid crosswise. This flooring has good dimensional stability and can be installed with underfloor heating, if the standard conditions for installation with heating are met.
Available colors include natural and caramel. The planks can be supplied matt lacquered or factory pre-oiled.
Premium 3-ply large boards
Strand-woven bamboo click binding
||1850 x 190 x 15mm
||3-Ply with strand-woven bamboo wear layer and carrier layers and horizontal bamboo cross-ply
||Natural-white tinted, caramel
||Floating floor, glue-down
These premium sized wide planks offer a high quality, elegant floor for residential and public spaces.
The planks have a three-layer structure with hard layers of strand-woven bamboo as the top wear layer and for the bottom support layer. In between is a cross layer of horizontal bamboo. This creates a highly stable product that can be installed both floating and glued.
When glued, the planks can be used with underfloor heating if the standard precautions and procedures for installation over underfloor heating are followed.
Premium click planks are matt lacquered and available in caramel and white-stained natural.
Strand-woven industry parquet
Hard and resistant strand-woven bamboo
||300 x 200 x 10mm
||Strand-woven bamboo strips with binder
||Raw - to be sanded and treated.
Industrial parquet is an inexpensive, robust and durable flooring alternative. Industrial parquet consists of short sticks, which are glued to the floor without the need for an insulating carpet pad. The raw floor is sanded and then treated with laquer, oil, wax or varnish.
Strand-woven bamboo industrial parquet is extremely hard and durable and is suitable for commercial use in stores, stores, schools, kindergartens and restaurants.
Accessories for bamboo flooring
Strand woven bamboo slats
||1800 x 50 x 12mm
1830 x 68 x 15mm
||100% strand woven bamboo rounded
||Matt lacquered, White laquered
Skirting boards are an important feature of a finished floor. Solid fiber bamboo skirting boards are available in two different dimensions.
Natural and caramel colors are available and white lacquered finishes are also possible.
Strand-woven bamboo: multiple applications of high density bamboo
Durable for offices
HDG-Bamboo, tongue and groove milling, glued - hard and resistant
Office in a factory in Ticino
Solid strand woven bamboo glued down
Suitable for shops
Ideal for handling the high pedestrian traffic of commercial retail properties.
Able to withstand the stresses to which hardwood floors are exposed in high-traffic commercial areas.
Clinics and consulting rooms
Suitably resistant and at the same time offering a warm atmosphere in clinic environments
A floor covering that can withstand the impacts and stresses of restaurant and cafeteria establishments.
High-traffic catering establishments
solid or multilayer engineered HDG-bamboo flooring planks are suitable for restaurant use.
Home and rental properties
Suitable for retail and rental housing for active families with children
Indoor sports and recreation
Compressed bamboo flooring is characterized by extreme hardness, compressive strength and impact resistance.
HDG bamboo flooring has proven itself in large public spaces such as football-stadiums.
High traffic areas
High Performance HDG-bamboo suitable for application in public buildings such as airports
For upmarket residential objects
HDG bamboo with its tropical timber look creates an attractive long-term flooring solution
- Density: +/- 700 kg/m3 +/- 1030 kg/m3
- Brinell hardness: 4.0 kg/mm² 9.5 kg/mm²
- Moisture content: 8.3 % at 23°C and 50% relative humidity 8.3 % at 23°C and 50% relative humidity
- Emission class: Class E1 (LT 0,124 mg/m3, EN 717-1) Class E1 (LT 0,124 mg/m3, EN 717-1)
- Differential swelling: 0.14% per 1% change in moisture content 0.17% per 1% change in moisture content
- Abrasion resistance: 9’000 turns16’000 turns
- Compressability: 620 kN/cm2930 kN/cm2
- Impact resistance: 10 mm6 mm
- Fire properties: Class Cfl-s1 (EN 13501-1) Class Cfl-s1 (EN 13501-1)
Strand woven bamboo technical data
+/- 1030 kg/m3
8.3 % at 23°C und 50% relative humidity
Class E1 (LT 0,124 mg/m3, EN 717-1)
0.17% per 1% change in moisture content
Class Cfl-s1 (EN 13501-1)
Comparison of important characteristics: Bamboo versus oak
3-Ply strand woven bamboo in colour, Natural
3-Ply strand woven bamboo in colour, Coffee
Contact, further information and price offers
ChemAxis has specialized on the supply of bamboo flooring, including hard strand woven bamboo flooring products, since 2006. Please send us your queries about products and supply for Switzerland, Germany, Austria and neighbouring countries by web form, E-mail or telephonically at +41 41 377 4075.