Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why bamboo?
Bamboo is an environmentally friendly sustainable grass which replenishes itself approximately four years. it has excellent characteristics pertaining to its hardness and durability. in addition, it offers a new unique look desired by many discriminating customers around the world.
2. Why Zen Bamboo is superior than most bamboo floors sold on market?
Several bamboo floors on the market may look alike, but in terms of quality, they are quite different, the quality of Zen Bamboo floors is the result of the care given in the selecting bamboo material, the manufacturing of boards and the finishing of their surface.
3. What about the adhesives used for the lamination of Zen Bamboo Products?
Zen Bamboo use the high quality European adhesives for all its products. It has the lowest formaldehyde emissions in the industry and exceeds the strict European E1 standard for indoor air quality.
4. What does “ Carbonized” mean?
Carbonization is a process of pressure heating the fiber. This process turns the natural color into beautiful caramel color. The longer it is heated, the darker the sugar compounds in the fiber become.
5. What is the difference between horizontal grain and vertical grain?
The Horizontal grain presents as quite visually "open" with the nodes, The Vertical grain is more dense in appearance. The choice is matter of style with consumer interest in each type being about equal.
6. If bamboo is so plentiful, then why does bamboo flooring cost as much as high quality oak flooring?
In the western world, bamboo has a low cost reputation because of its use in familiar items such as handicrafts, bamboo baskets, chopsticks, mats and fences. However, bamboo flooring is a laminate requiring many labor-intensive steps and specialized equipment to produce it. It is "manufactured" or "engineered" to an extent that wood flooring is not.