Processing quality control factors


The final flooring quality is dependent on a number of factors which must be taken into account during production. The following are among the most important:

  • only use bamboo culms which are four to five years old in order to guarantee the required hardness and resistance, and ensure that they are cut in dry weather and early in the morning when the plant is holding less sugar;
  • for the carbonised variant, you will need to determine the degree of thermo treatment for the strips so that they can become slightly darker or lighter in colour;
  • correct axle construction: the two sides – interior and exterior – of the single bamboo strip (which will join together alongside other strips of an entire axle) have slightly different densities and hardness, coating lineand the axles must be constructed by alternating the strips so they counterbalance one another meaning that the board is perfectly straight;
  • it is very important to let the material rest for as long as possible both after the slats have been trimmed and after the boards have been pressed, as this provides them with the best form of stabilisation; this results in genuine stable flooring and makes floating laying possible, even though it is a hardwood parquet;
  • process the axles with the German HOMAG profiling machine, the most advanced type in its field;conditioning bamboo strips
  • finish the bamboo parquet surface with products from the Swedish company BONA (see safety data sheet) and check it is both glossy and resistant;
  • the material is checked again prior to dispatch; the main quality control elements are: checking wood moisture, the correct assembly of slats, checking that the axles are perfect squares, the surface finishing resistance, and uniform colour.