Allwood is known for making exceptional wood flooring that lasts, and that includes our Bamboo products as well. While other manufactures may have been content with producing substandard bamboo, Allwood has never compromised on quality. Building superior bamboo flooring starts at the beginning with how it’s made and what it’s made from.
Here is how Allwood is building a better bamboo:
We have a scientist working on it…literally.
Hung Chen founded Allwood over 20 years ago. But not before she attained her PhD in wood science. No, I mean it. She is an honest-to-god Wood Scientist. And it is through her, and her knowledge of wood, that Allwood has been able to develop products that last as long as they do; because they are made the right way. This includes building a better bamboo floor.
The species matters.
There are over 1000 species of bamboo. You would think that any one (or all) of them would be fine for making a decent floor. But, you’d be wrong. Only one is good enough for Allwood—the Moso. Moso bamboo trees are not your backyard variety bamboo, they are much bigger and stronger. When Moso matures over the course of about 5-6 years it produces the densest and hardest fibers of any other bamboo species. Although too stiff to be used in something like basket weaving, the strength of Moso makes it perfect for a product that needs to withstand many years of foot traffic. And we wait until the stalks are completely mature—when they reach about 50ft tall—before harvesting. Then the bamboo is kiln dried to 6-8% moisture content. Every single plank of Allwood bamboo is sourced from the same forest, by the same mill, in Anji, China. After 20 years, we’ve managed the production process to perfection. The result is a product that is extremely predictable, reliable and durable enough for heavy-duty flooring applications.
In addition to choosing the best grade of bamboo, the glues used to bind it all together are another critical component to making a quality product. Bamboo flooring is only as good as the bonding agents used to adhere the individual stalks together. Our superior adhesives not only bond correctly they also repel water and are CARB II compliant for formaldehyde. This way, Allwood bamboo is both durable and helps promote a Healthy Home.
Precision is key.
We’ve spared no expense and have invested heavily into the latest German milling technologies to achieve tight-yield, perfectly sawn planks to ensure minimum opportunity for movement and delamination. You won’t find small splits or gaps between the individual strips of Allwood bamboo.
Commitment to quality.
At Allwood we understand how important exceptional Customer Service is, and that’s why we stand behind our products 100%. Whether you are a home owner, an installer, or a retail store; you can rest easy knowing Allwood cares, and we will be there if you have an issue.
You can check out our current bamboo flooring styles on the products page here. For more specific information on them, feel free to email us, or pick up the phone and talk to one of our friendly customer care guides.