Typically available in light (manila / yellow tones) or dark (tannish brown) shades. Colors vary between manufacturers.
Distinctive grain patten shows nodes from the bamboo stalks.
Available either horizontally or vertically laminated. Horizontal construction tends to show nodes more prominently.
All surface-type finishes have been used successfully with bamboo. Darker colors may tend to show lap marks – moving quickly during application and applying finish quickly around cut-in areas can minimize this effect. Filling is recommended.
Mostly available factory-finished. Because the product is rigid, installers should pay careful attention to the flatness of the subfloor.
Asia. The mojority is made in China from the Phylostachys pubescens (common name: Moso) species, however, some bamboo flooring is made from different bamboo species grown in countries such as Vietnam.