Product Review Bamboo Flooring — EcoBuilding Pulse

Product Review Bamboo Flooring - EcoBuilding Pulse

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AMBIENT BAMBOO FLOORS. This company produces FSC-certified and LEED-qualified solid, strand woven, and engineered flooring, including a five-ply bamboo/poplar/high-density-fiberboard laminate that offers superior dimensional stability. Solvent-free finishes and adhesives used in manufacture exceed OSHA, European E1 and E0, and CARB guidelines, and 100% formaldehyde-free products are available on special order. Product manufacturing also meets ISO 14001 and 9001 standards for environmental management and quality control. 866.710.7070. www.ambientbamboo.com.

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AMBIENT BAMBOO FLOORS. This company produces FSC-certified and LEED-qualified solid, strand woven, and engineered flooring, including a five-ply bamboo/poplar/high-density-fiberboard laminate that offers superior dimensional stability. Solvent-free finishes and adhesives used in manufacture exceed OSHA, European E1 and E0, and CARB guidelines, and 100% formaldehyde-free products are available on special order. Product manufacturing also meets ISO 14001 and 9001 standards for environmental management and quality control. 866.710.7070. www.ambientbamboo.com.

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CALI BAMBOO. This company produces and distributes sustainably sourced, FSC-certified bamboo flooring, dimensional lumber, fencing, and termite-resistant composite decking made with bamboo and 70% recycled HDPE plastic. The company claims its Fossilized HD brand bamboo flooring is the worlds hardest, measuring 5000 on the Janka scale. All bamboo flooring is made with ultra-low-VOC and formaldehyde-free adhesives and qualifies for LEED credits. 888.788.2254. www.calibamboo.com.

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CALI BAMBOO. This company produces and distributes sustainably sourced, FSC-certified bamboo flooring, dimensional lumber, fencing, and termite-resistant composite decking made with bamboo and 70% recycled HDPE plastic. The company claims its Fossilized HD brand bamboo flooring is the world’s hardest, measuring 5000 on the Janka scale. All bamboo flooring is made with ultra-low-VOC and formaldehyde-free adhesives and qualifies for LEED credits. 888.788.2254. www.calibamboo.com.

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ECOTIMBER. This company manufactures traditional hardwood flooring products along with strand woven bamboo flooring under the name EcoBamboo. This flooring is available in tongue-andgroove lengths for nail-down, glue-down, and radiant floor (floating) installation. According to the company, EcoBamboo flooring measures 2800 on the Janka hardness scale, or 233% harder than red oak. Manufactured with no added urea-formaldehyde adhesives, the flooring meets both European E1 and U.S. 2012 CARB standards for indoor air quality, and is LEED qualified. 877.740.9420. www.ecotimber.com.

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ECOTIMBER. This company manufactures traditional hardwood flooring products along with strand woven bamboo flooring under the name EcoBamboo. This flooring is available in tongue-and–groove lengths for nail-down, glue-down, and radiant floor (floating) installation. According to the company, EcoBamboo flooring measures 2800 on the Janka hardness scale, or 233% harder than red oak. Manufactured with no added urea-formaldehyde adhesives, the flooring meets both European E1 and U.S. 2012 CARB standards for indoor air quality, and is LEED qualified. 877.740.9420. www.ecotimber.com.

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BAMBOO FLOORING HAWAII. This company uses only finishes that meet European E0 and E1 standards for low to no VOCs or formaldehyde. All flooring products are FSC-compliant and meet 2012 CARB standards for indoor air quality, and also contribute to LEED credits (LEED documentation and assistance are available to architects and builders). The manufacturing facility is ISO 9001 certified, and reuses bamboo scrap material to make other products, including bamboo composite decking using 30% recycled plastic. 877.502.2626. www.bambooflooringhawaii.com.

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BAMBOO FLOORING HAWAII. This company uses only finishes that meet European E0 and E1 standards for low to no VOCs or formaldehyde. All flooring products are FSC-compliant and meet 2012 CARB standards for indoor air quality, and also contribute to LEED credits (LEED documentation and assistance are available to architects and builders). The manufacturing facility is ISO 9001 certified, and reuses bamboo scrap material to make other products, including bamboo composite decking using 30% recycled plastic. 877.502.2626. www.bambooflooringhawaii.com.

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MOSO INTERNATIONAL. This Netherlands-based manufacturer with an extensive line of bamboo products recently began wholesale and retail sales to consumers and contractors in North America. It claims to be the only manufacturer to date to meet ISO 14040/44 standards for life-cycle assessment and environmental management of its bamboo production, which certifies that all of Mosos 100% bamboo products are carbon neutral. Products also meet E1 and E0 emission levels and qualify as rapidly renewable materials for LEED points; FSC certification is pending. The U.S. distributor, Trinity Innovations, offers a wide variety of solid, laminated, and engineered Moso bamboo flooring, along with innovative products like flexible bamboo carpeting and extreme-durability rated outdoor bamboo decking. 916.258.3212. www.trinityinnovations.net.

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MOSO INTERNATIONAL. This Netherlands-based manufacturer with an extensive line of bamboo products recently began wholesale and retail sales to consumers and contractors in North America. It claims to be the only manufacturer to date to meet ISO 14040/44 standards for life-cycle assessment and environmental management of its bamboo production, which certifies that all of Moso’s 100% bamboo products are carbon neutral. Products also meet E1 and E0 emission levels and qualify as rapidly renewable materials for LEED points; FSC certification is pending. The U.S. distributor, Trinity Innovations, offers a wide variety of solid, laminated, and engineered Moso bamboo flooring, along with innovative products like flexible bamboo “carpeting” and extreme-durability rated outdoor bamboo decking. 916.258.3212. www.trinityinnovations.net.

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SMITH & FONG. This company was an early pioneer in the development of innovative, environmentally responsible bamboo flooring and plywood under the trademark Plyboo. All Plyboo products are manufactured with soy-based and formaldehyde-free adhesives, are FSC and SCS FloorScore certified, and qualify for LEED credits. It also markets bamboo dimensional lumber and decking, as well as sustainably sourced palm flooring, paneling, and plywood. 866.835.9859. www.plyboo.com.

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SMITH & FONG. This company was an early pioneer in the development of innovative, environmentally responsible bamboo flooring and plywood under the trademark Plyboo. All Plyboo products are manufactured with soy-based and formaldehyde-free adhesives, are FSC and SCS FloorScore certified, and qualify for LEED credits. It also markets bamboo dimensional lumber and decking, as well as sustainably sourced palm flooring, paneling, and plywood. 866.835.9859. www.plyboo.com.

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TERAGREN. This company manufactures and distributes an extensive line of bamboo flooring, paneling, veneer, and countertop products that meet or exceed the industrys highest environmental standards, including FSC-Pure and SCS FloorScore certification, and SCS Indoor Advantage Gold (SCS-IAG) standards below CREL (chronic reference exposure level) thresholds. All flooring qualifies for LEED credits, with compliance documentation available on request. 800.929.6333. www.teragren.com.

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TERAGREN. This company manufactures and distributes an extensive line of bamboo flooring, paneling, veneer, and countertop products that meet or exceed the industry’s highest environmental standards, including FSC-Pure and SCS FloorScore certification, and SCS Indoor Advantage Gold (SCS-IAG) standards below CREL (chronic reference exposure level) thresholds. All flooring qualifies for LEED credits, with compliance documentation available on request. 800.929.6333. www.teragren.com.


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