Engineered Bamboo Boards
The Best Bamboo is excited to introduce our new highly sustainable solid bamboo boards. All our bamboo boards are custom made to our clients specifications & all our Engineered Bamboo is Thermally modified for outdoor use or Borated to achieve that incredible ‘rustic’ look and feel!
Laminated Bamboo Lumber
Using the best bamboo poles in its natural cylindrical form poses several challenges that we have learned through all this years exporting bamboo in the US and Europe. Most importantly, it is difficult to create reliable connections owing the circular geometry and the fact that bamboo is prone to splitting. Also, since bamboo is not perfectly straight and has a nonuniform cross section, practical issues, such as squeaky joints and thermal bridges, are a problem. Further, the fact that bamboo is cylindrical makes it inefficient space wise. Laminated bamboo lumber is a relatively new concept that involves gluing together bamboo material in various forms to form rectangular boards, similar to lumber that can achieve great structural characteristics!
Bamboo has long been prized as a rapidly renewable resource that has an incredibly high strength to weight ratio. Because bamboo regenerates itself and grows to maturity in 4 - 5 years, it is highly sustainable and good for the environment.The bamboo species we use for The Best Bamboo Boards is Guadua angustifolia from the forests of Colombia. Guadua is widely recognized as the strongest of all timber bamboo species and because we grow our own - we know that the bamboo groves are managed in a responsible and sustainable way. FSC™ certification is pending. Controlling all aspects of the manufacture of our bamboo boards you can be assured of the highest quality and consistency.
What about outside use?
Great Question. For outdoor use, our proprietary process adds fungus, mold and insect resistance for long term durability. We have also developed a clear coating that has shown excellent resistance to UV degradation and protection against color change from exposure to sun and weather. This allows the product to be used in high use areas such as theme parks, resorts and zoos with minimal maintenance required.