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Carbonized Bamboo Species Details   (Back)

Detailed information pertaining to Carbonized Bamboo (Phyllostachys, pubescens) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): Moso Bamboo.
Grown in: Asia.
Description
For centuries, Bamboo has been a quintessential element in Oriental design, as well as an important building materal for homes and furnishings. It's as tough as most hardwoods and can grow to maturity in only five years. Today, Bamboo's strength, natural beauty and environmentally-friendly characteristics make it a perfect alternative to wood flooring. The species has a very linear grain and is fairly smooth in texture.
Color Range and Color Change
Color Range: Carbonized color is achieved through a steam and heating process, not with any stains or dyes. Carbonizing gives Bamboo a richer, caramel color with brown graining.
Special Characteristics and Issues
During the carbonization process, bamboo loses about 20% of its hardness. The fibers are weakened by the presence of high pressure steam. Carbonizing creates many different tones which cannot be precisely controlled.
Product availability
Available in the following collections: Bamtex.
See a list of all Carbonized Bamboo products.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for Carbonized Bamboo.
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