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Carbonized Bamboo Flooring

Item No: 733074274342
Plank Dimensions:
Length Width Thickness
6 ft (1850 mm) 3-3/4 in (96 mm) 9/16 in (14 mm)

Looking for a floor that’s unique and durable? Our Carbonized Bamboo flooring is just the thing.

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Product Description

Quality Carbonized Strand Bamboo Flooring

This gorgeous solid strand woven bamboo flooring adds warmth and style to any room and can cope with just about anything that's thrown its way–kids, pets, you name it, this bamboo flooring can take some licks and look nary the worse for wear compared to traditional hardwoods.

The Rare Combination of Beauty and Brawn

You have to be able to depend on your floors, and you want them to look good. With this carbonized strand bamboo flooring, you can have it all. Equally well-suited for residential and light commercial locations and often used in kitchens, this solid strand woven bamboo flooring offers a rare combination of beauty, brawn, and sustainability that's tough to beat.

Specifications (Print | Save as PDF)

PLANK DIMENSIONS 6 ft (1850 mm) length
3-3/4 in (96 mm) width
9/16 in (14 mm) thick
FLOORING GROUP Solid Strand Tongue & Groove
SPECIES / TYPE Moso Bamboo aged 5-7 Years
PROFILE (All 4 sides) Tongue and Groove
PLANKS DESCRIPTION Single length planks: all planks are same dimensions
JANKA RATING As high as 5342 (Learn more about Janka Hardness Scale)
FINISH TYPE Accuseal Ultra with aluminum oxide (Finish Details | Print Maintenance Guide)
FINISH STYLE Matte (aka satin/flat)
EDGE STYLE micro bevel
ACCLIMATION PERIOD 72 hrs (7 days recommended for extra humid/dry climates)
INSTALLATION GUIDE Print Installation Guide
MAINTENANCE GUIDE Print Maintenance Guide
NAILING GUIDELINES 18 ga cleat 1 1/2 in to 2 in
SUSTAINABILITY Lacey Act Compliant. FSC®-Certified Available By Request.
R VALUE ASTM C518-04: 0.54
MOISTURE CONTENT ASTM D4442, Oven Dry Method: 6%-10% average
SLIP RESISTANCE Coefficient of Friction: ASTM D2394 Average; Static 0.586; Sliding 0.59
ITEM NUMBER (UPC) 733074274342


LEED MR6: Rapidly Renewable Contributes
LEED IEQ 4.4: Low-Emitting Materials Contributes
LEED MRc7: Certified Wood Contributes, lead times may apply
FSC® Certification FSC-C141926
EPA TSCA Title VI Meets Standard
Floorscore Certified? YES - see cert
CA High Performance Schools EQ2.2.3 Meets standard
Carb Phase 2 (<= .05ppm) Meets Standard
European Super E0 Meets Standard
Japanese JIS/JAS 5-STAR Meets Standard

Product Features

Spill Protection

24 Hour Spill Protection

This floor will hold up to puddles and spills for up to 24 hours after accidents, making it suitable for use in kitchens and half baths. Smaller water droplets will just evaporate. Just follow our easy maintenance guide and this floor will last a lifetime!

floor score

Floor Score

FloorScore® Certification means that a flooring product is independently certified by SCS to comply with the volatile organic compound emissions criteria of the California Section 01350 Program. Any product that has met these stringent standards is a product that will contribute to good indoor air quality. The FloorScore® certification means healthier, cleaner air.

lifetime warranty

Lifetime Warranty

This floor is covered by Ambient's Lifetime Structural and Finish Warranty. All of our products are designed to last for a long, long time.

pet friendly

Pet Friendly

This floor is extremely hard and dent-resistant, and holds up great against dogs and other pets when it comes to long term wear. It will stand up to your kids too!

kid friendly

Kid Friendly

This floor not only contains practically zero VOC's and is safe for your family, it also stands up to the punishment that your little (and big) ones are going to dish out. If you're looking for a woodfloor that can be sprung on by your offspring, your search has ended.

kitchen friendly

Kitchen Friendly

We are all guilty especially when it comes to dropping clangy pots and pans in the kitchen. This floor will hold up much better than any other woodfloor in a kitchen. It's not completely water-proof (not much is) but if reasonably cared for it is one of the most water-resistant wood floors on the market.

Radiant Heat

Radiant Heat

This floor has high dimensional stability which means it can be installed over radiant heat systems, as long as the radiant heat instructions in our installation guide are followed.

30 days money back guarantee

Money Back Guarantee

At Ambient we offer customers in the U.S. and Canada a 30-day money back guarantee on all flooring orders and we are dedicated to your complete satisfaction. Please read the complete program details here.

Is Carbonization A Color Or A Process?

The simple answer is it's both! Bamboo is carbonized by subjecting it to high heat, which “caramelizes” the bamboo fibers—resulting in a rich brown hue. It’s a similar process to “caramelizing” sugar, which turns dark and gooey after being heated.

Natural Bamboo Floor

This is the natural color of bamboo

Carbonized Bamboo Floor

This is carbonized bamboo

Did you know? Thomas Edison used a carbonized bamboo filament for his first light bulb.

Is Carbonized Bamboo Different Than Other Types Of Bamboo?

Though the same color could be achieved with staining, there are important differences that need to be taken into consideration. Unlike staining, which only affects the surface of the wood, carbonized bamboo is the same color throughout the plank—which means that it can be refinished and will retain it's same rich color. The darkness of the color is proportional to the length of time the bamboo is heated or "carbonized".

Mythbusters 101 Time! You may have read somewhere on the interwebs that carbonized bamboo is softer than natural bamboo. This is an unfortunate relic that has been copied and pasted around the web by folks with little understanding of bamboo floors. The reason is, with old "classic" bamboo such as vertical bamboo flooring, this process used to result in flooring that was about 10% softer than it's natural counterpart. However, with strand woven bamboo flooring this is no longer the case, as strand woven bamboo floors are all compressed to the same density regardless of whether they are carbonized or not.

Is Carbonized Bamboo Flooring Durable?

If you've seen Janka Hardness test results you probably already know that strand woven bamboo floors are some of the most durable hardwoods in the market. Carbonized flooring is also an excellent choice if you’re looking for beauty, ease of maintenance, and versatility. This is a major reason why they're used in high end luxury apartments and rental properties.

Because of the way we manufacture our bamboo floors they are extremely tough and long lasting. Strand woven bamboo flooring is made when heated strips of bamboo are separated into strands, then woven together and compressed with high-pressure heat and environmentally safe resins. The weaving structure reinforces and increases the strength of the bamboo, resulting in floors that are many times harder than traditional hardwoods.

Did you know? Bamboo one of the strongest natural building materials with a tensile strength of 28,000 psi (pounds per inch). In contrast, steel has the tensile strength of 24,000 psi.

All of our bamboo floors - whether carbonized, stained, or natural - are finished with our patented AccuSeal Ultra® Finish System, which comes with a lifetime warranty and ensures hassle-free cleaning. Made with cutting edge industrial materials under the strictest manufacturing standards, this 10-coat protective finish ensures the perfect combination of beauty and durability.

Here at Ambient, quality matters, so you and your family can walk (and even run!) easy knowing that your flooring will last for years to come.

Bamboo Materials Sourced From Moso Bamboo Culms

The quality of bamboo can affect the hardness of the floor—this is why we only use fully mature Grade A Moso bamboo harvested at 5-7 years of maturity, from responsibly managed or FSC®-Certified forests. We wouldn’t offer our iron clad warranty if we didn’t use only the best materials for our products.

Did you know? Bamboo can remain resilient in extreme conditions that would render most other plants extinct. It was the first plant in Hiroshima, Japan to recover after the nuclear blast in 1945. Some bamboo species can grow at 4000 meters altitude in mountains, and handle subzero temperatures (up to -20°C).

A Variety Of Options in Carbonized Bamboo Hardwood Floors

Check out some of our gorgeous carbonized floors - such as our antiqued bamboo flooring and our engineered bamboo flooring. Our carbonized floors also offer an excellent foundation for a variety of custom darker colors like our world-famous Coffee Handscraped flooring.

The carbonization and marbling effect imparted by the strand woven construction process creates a naturally random and beautiful grain similar to hardwood and warm underfoot, making it the perfect option for creating a “lived in”, vintage atmosphere.

Did you know? In Asia, bamboo is also a part of a balanced and nutritious diet. Low in fat and calories, high in potassium and dietary fiber, delectable bamboo shoots are a welcome addition to salads, soups, and main dishes. However, no one knows why panda bears are so fluffy despite eating only low fat, low calorie bamboo shoots.

Carbonized Bamboo Flooring Pros and Cons

Given the impressive strength and resilience of strand woven bamboo, refinishing is rarely necessary—but in the occasion that it does, carbonized bamboo can be refinished without losing its color (unlike stained bamboo and hardwoods). This is an important distinction: whereas stained flooring can only achieve the desired look with the use of chemicals, in contrast, the color of carbonized bamboo is achieved with non-toxic, high pressure heating methods. Other pros and cons of bamboo flooring include its ease of maintenance and resilience to water.

carbonized bamboo flooring

The benefits of choosing Ambient’s carbonized bamboo floors go beyond style and substance. It’s a non-toxic, kid, pet, and high heel friendly floor that lets you live and enjoy your life without the constant worry and hassle of complicated maintenance, and it won't look dented up and require refinishing after 10 years like hardwoods.

The deep, varied hues of carbonized bamboo offer the warmth, elegance, texture, and atmosphere that hardwood flooring provides, along with affordable costs of installation and maintenance. It is also widely regarded as THE environmentally friendly alternative to hardwoods, and an important consideration if you want formaldehyde free floors that are safe for indoor air quality.

Did you know? Clothes made from bamboo are an excellent choice for summer weather. The bamboo fabric allows for air circulation, which keeps the skin cool and dry. The fibers are also hypoallergenic, making it a great clothing alternative for people with skin allergies.

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