Eco Flooring Systems

What is the difference between Strandwoven (BT Strand), Classic (BT Bamboo) and Engineered bamboo flooring?

Manufacturing Process

  • BT STRAND is constructed from strips of bamboo that have been coated in glue and compressed under intense pressure and heat.
  • BT BAMBOO is constructed from strips of bamboo laminated together in either a vertical or horizontal manner.
  • ENGINEERED products are constructed from 4mm layer of either strand or vertical laminated onto 9.5mm poplar+1.5mm fir.
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Aesthetic choice

  • BT BAMBOO – unique blonde colour. Clean cut lines, accentuates the natural beauty of bamboo as the knots of the bamboo are visible.
  • BT STRAND – more “natural” look, looks more like timber not bamboo
  • ENGINEERED – wide 190mm boards, super matt coating 

Colour choice

  • BT BAMBOO – Light Sand very blonde pale hues; Carbonated Amber a golden colour
  • BT STRAND – Natural more wheaty colour, Coffee darker colour. Stained options: White & Espresso available.
  • ENGINEERED – Light Sand or White Sand vertical; Natural or Coffee strandwoven 

Installation method preferred

  • BT BAMBOO – direct stick or secret nail
  • BT STRAND – direct stick T&G or float with locking system
  • ENGINEERED – float with locking system 

Construction

  • BT BAMBOO – 15mm solid bamboo
  • BT STRAND – 14mm & 12mm solid bamboo
  • ENGINEERED – Engineered with 3 layers of 4mm top layer of bamboo/9.5mm poplar/1.5mm fir 

Dimensions

  • BT BAMBOO – 90/152 mm wide x 15mm
  • BT STRAND – 130/137mm x 14mm & 125mm x 12mm
  • ENGINEERED – 190mm x 15/4mm 

Hardness

  • BT BAMBOO – Janka 8.6 (harder than most pale coloured timbers). Softer underfoot.
  • BT STRAND – Janka 15 (harder than most dark coloured timbers). Very hard underfoot. 

Coating choice

  • BT BAMBOO – Trefferts, aluminium oxide, 7 layers, satin, gloss or commercial R10 slip resistant coating.
  • BT STRAND – Trefferts, aluminium oxide, 7 layers for 12mm, 13 layers for 14mm
  • ENGINEERED – Bona, aluminium oxide, 9 layers 

Green accreditation

  • BT BAMBOO – meet E1 international standard.
  • BT STRAND – meet E1 international standard.
  • ENGINEERED – meet E1 international standard.
  • All suitable for green star projects 

Full product specifications, installation instructions, warranty as well as image gallery are available on our web site, or call our office for further information.

Cleaning and Maintaining Your Bamboo Floor

Bamboo

Caring for Bamboo flooring is the same as for any timber flooring. Bamboo flooring is a naturally tough and hardwearing floor.  It is finished with seven coats of high quality water based aluminium oxide and will, if cared for properly, give your establishment many years of service.

Bamboo

Prevention

  • Prevent dirt, grit and sand from getting inside your building as much as possible by using dirt-trapping walk-off mats at all entrances.  These mats should be cleaned regularly.
  • Avoid walking on floor with stiletto shoes. Keep high heels in good repair – worn heels with exposed metal will dent any floor surface, even concrete!
  • Keep pet claw’s trimmed to avoid excessive scratching.
  • Be careful when moving heavy furniture or appliances. Lift them or slide them slowly over the floor on a clean piece of upturned carpeting or thick felt.
  • Use floor protector pads on the feet of all furniture.
  • Do not use rugs with rubber or vinyl backing or coir mats in high traffic areas.

General Care

Use electrostatic mop or vacuum with a brush head daily for best results.  Remove wet spills, grease and food marks promptly using a cloth wet with water.  As with all types of flooring, prolonged exposure to water will result in cupping and swelling of the boards.  Watch for leaky taps under benches and inside cupboards!

Sweeping

Sweep daily with a soft and dry electrostatic sweep mop.  Do not use oil impregnated mops – these spread a thin film which could cause slipping.  Loose grit can damage a bamboo floor very quickly when trodden into the surface.

Mopping

We recommend you mop your floor weekly (and more frequently if necessary), using a commercial, non ammonia, neutral PH cleaner, such as Peerless Versadet or Citrus Resources Orange Squirt or Bona Floor Cleaner, that will remove dirt and grime but not damage or bleach the boards. Use as little water as possible. Follow the instructions as directed by the manufacturer.

Recommended Cleaning products

We recommend the following cleaning and maintenance products for timber flooring. Please refer to manufacturer’s guidelines and instructions.

Bona Timber floor maintenance products  www.ezifloor.com.au

Citrus Resources www.citrusresources.com.au

Peerless Timber Cleaning products www.peerlessjal.com.au

Refinishing/Recoating

Proper care and maintenance will extend the life of your floor before needing to recoat.  Recoating should happen when traffic patterns have appeared in your finish. If the floor is really worn or damaged re-sanding and coating may be necessary.  Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for recoating systems.

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