Lands of Bamboo was founded in order to bring quality, sustainability and an absolutely beautiful product to the South African public. This in the form of bamboo flooring, of which we are utterly passionate about. We have managed to build up an immaculate reputation as floor merchants/fitters-this because we treat each project as if it were our own home or offices that we were working on. Great attention to detail, intensive supervision and advanced installation techniques are the reasons why we put down seamless floors time after time. Continue reading “Welcome to Lands of Bamboo” »
The panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca, lit. ”black and white cat-foot”), also known as the giant panda to distinguish it from the unrelated red panda, is a bear native to central-western and south western China. It is easily recognized by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. Though it belongs to the order Carnivora, the panda’s diet is 99% bamboo. Pandas in the wild will occasionally eat other grasses, wild tubers, or even meat in the form of birds, rodents or carrion. In captivity, they may receive honey, eggs, fish, yams, shrub leaves, oranges, or bananas along with specially prepared food. Continue reading “Bamboo, The Panda’s food – not used for flooring” »
This month Lands of Bamboo completed a Herringbone pattern floor, done with Carbonized Strandwoven bamboo flooring T&G panels. Panels were individually stuck down with a sika adhesive bond. Separated by 3mm thick rubber strips laid 300mm apart. A time consuming task handled with the utmost care, and with great precision.
Bamboo flooring has several unique qualities. For one, it has exceptional pliability that allows it to sustain blunt impacts without denting or bending–in this attribute it surpasses most hardwood materials. In addition to its superior elasticity, bamboo flooring is surprisingly hard. It has a wood hardness rating of 1800, which is considerably harder than red oak (1360) and hard maple (1450). Because bamboo grows in tropical regions, it has an organic resistance to water. Although bamboo is naturally light in color, it can be darkened by steam and pressure in a process called carbonization. As a result, bamboo flooring is available in colors ranging from blond to medium-dark brown. Continue reading “Superior strength for indoor flooring surfaces” »