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Not all bamboo flooring is created equal. Cali Bamboo flooring undergoes our proprietary Fossilized® manufacturing process that makes it twice the density of any other hardwood floor in the world, backed by a 50-year warranty.
Preferred by contractors, builders, and DIY homeowners, Cali Bamboo is ultra-low VOC with no added urea formaldehyde, the perfect union of sustainability and durability to last a lifetime.
Strength and Durability
Thanks to its unique composition, bamboo is naturally designed for strength…
Unlike wood, bamboo has no rays or knots, allowing it to withstand more stress throughout the length of each stalk.
Bamboo’s sectional anatomy, both as a cane and on a microscopic fiber level, enhances its structural integrity.
The high silica content in bamboo fibers means the material cannot be digested by termites.
Bamboo contains different chemical extractives than hardwood, which make it better suited for gluing.
Trees used for conventional wood take 30-50 years to regenerate to their full mass. In the meantime, there is less oxygen produced, less carbon dioxide consumed, and more soil runoff in the spot where the tree was harvested – all producing harmful environmental effects. When it comes to sustainability, bamboo has traditional lumber beat in every category…
Bamboo is clocked as the fastest growing plant on Earth. Some species have been measured to grow over 4 feet in 24 hours.
A pole of bamboo can regenerate to its full mass in just six months!
Bamboo can be continuously re-harvested every 3 years, without causing damage to the plant system and surrounding environment.
During the time it takes to regenerate, the bamboo plant’s root system stays intact so erosion is prevented.
Continuous harvesting of this woody grass every 3-7 years, actually improves the overall health of the plant.
Habitat Loss and Wildlife Protection
Habitat destruction is ranked as the single greatest threat facing our planet’s animals, and the largest cause of extinction. Tropical forests contain at least half our planet’s species whose habitats are being destroyed at an alarming rate. According to the World Resources Institute, more than 80% of Earth’s forests have already been destroyed, and they continue to be wiped out at a rate 10x higher than any possible level of regrowth- more than 17 million hectares a year! As a result, 85% of the world’s species are now classified as “threatened” or “endangered”. If the destruction of habitats around the globe does not slow, mass extinctions is sadly imminent.
What causes habitat destruction?
Human activity resulting from overpopulation is the driving cause behind habitat destruction. Intensive harvesting of timber, deforestation, slash-and-burn practices, and urban development all make for fewer places that wildlife can call home. Pollution, global warming, and conversion of natural habitat for agricultural use also greatly impact habitats.
By offering alternative products made with sustainable materials, Cali Bamboo aims to combat habitat loss and divert logging in the rainforest, protecting the homes of all the amazing wildlife that call Earth home.