Bamboo is an excellent alternative to hardwood or other durable surface products. Because grasses grow more quickly than trees, these materials are often considered more renewable than wood-based floors. However, for true eco-friendly floors, be sure to look for natural grass materials that are manufactured without the use of added formaldehyde or harmful chemical finishes.
Naturally moisture-resistant, rot resistant,. The Strand Woven version is highly wear-resistant, easy to clean, and can be refinished for long-lasting floors. Available in a range of colors, widths, and finishes. Bamboo is equally suitable for residential and commercial applications and can also be installed easily over existing sub-floors.
Bamboo is manufactured into several styles. The most common these days is Strand Woven planks in both solid and engineered laminated planks. Traditional bamboo either horizontal or vertical grain orientations are still available although they tend to be softer, which means they dent and scratch easier. Strand woven bamboo is made from shredded bamboo fibers, pressed together with a chemical binder, resulting in an entirely different appearance and a very durable surface. Engineered bamboo, like engineered hardwood, consists of a bamboo veneer applied over a core or substrate, resulting in a strong and resilient product that can be installed virtually anywhere.
All ECOfusion bamboo products qualify for credits under the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System. This system, set up by the U.S. Green Building Council, has become the benchmark for environmentally friendly products in the United States. EcoFusion bamboo products are eligible for the following LEED credits:
- Rapidly Renewable Resource - All ECOfusion bamboo products are made from 100% Moso bamboo, a rapidly renewable resource.
- Low Emitting Materials - All ECOfusion bamboo products are manufactured with phenolic adhesives that contain no added urea-formaldehyde and no harmful VOC’s. All ECOfusion products exceed standards for European E1 and CARB (California Air Resource Board) 2012 emissions standards. Our Pro-Core 14mm Engineered Flooring collection also meets the CA01350 standard as mentioned in LEED.
- Indoor Air Quality - ECOfusion is proud to offer an entire line of flooring that is made without the use of urea-formaldehydes or harmful VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds). EcoFusion takes great pride in its manufacturing process to ensure that your family receives a flooring product that is safe from harmful VOC’s that could affect your family’s health. All ECOfusion Flooring products exceed indoor air quality standards as tested to CARB2012 and E1 thresholds.