Bamboo Porch Flooring

World Bamboo Congress 2018

Avery Chua was a keynote speaker on August 16th, 2018 at the World Bamboo Congress held in Veracruz, Mexico. His WBC presentation covered the traditional use and manufacturing of bamboo, the industrialization of bamboo, including 1st -3rd generations of industrialized bamboo products, the evolution of interior usage to exterior usage and the evolution of manufacturing techniques and the benefits.

Avery Chua’s presentation was a success and its message on how bamboo is changing the architectural landscape was eye opening to a lot of members.  He was asked to speak at the next World Bamboo Congress which is being held in India.

 

Beware of copycats falsely claiming to carry dasso bamboo products

There are no private label dasso products sold in North America.

It has come to our attention that several foreign companies are coming to North America claiming they are selling dasso products under private label brands. To be clear, there are no private label dasso products sold in North America. dasso products are only sold in the U.S. and Canadian markets through dassoUSA and every carton has the dasso logo on it.

Please beware of private label bamboo products coming from Europe through importers or distributors claiming to carry the dasso brand.

While the products may look similar, they do not meet the rigid quality control standards that dasso is known for – ISO9001, ISO14001 and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. These companies are neither manufacturers, nor do they inventory product in North America.

If it’s not packaged with the dasso.XTR logo, it is not dasso.XTR.

dasso Fused Bamboo® Manufacturing Method

United States Patent No.: US 8,709,578 B2
Patent Date: April 29, 2014


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Exterior Fused Bamboo® Decking

Exterior Fused Bamboo® Decking

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Exterior Fused Bamboo® Decking

Exterior Fused Bamboo® Siding

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Exterior Fused Bamboo® Furniture

Exterior Fused Bamboo® Furniture

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dasso Continues Expansion Project with 185,000 Sqft Factory

June 26, 2017 — dasso announces yet another expansion project to build a new dasso.XTR factory in Zixi County, Jiangxi Province. The signing ceremony was held on May 26, 2017 attended by the county government welcoming dasso into their county. The factory will be built on a 20 acres site with production areas covering 185,000 Sqft. This expansion will increase dasso.XTR capacity by 10 million Sq.ft annually. The factory will be in full production by March 2018.

What is dasso.XTR?

dassoXTR fused bamboo is a patented technology products that is design for exterior used. The eco-composite product is design to react naturally like wood fiber. Normal tropical wood will require more than 50 years to grow into harvested size as opposed to bamboo which only required 5 years to grow to maturity ready for harvest.

dasso.XTR is an extremely durable bamboo product designed specifically for outdoor applications. It is made through dasso’s own patented fused bamboo process in which natural bamboo is harvested from the bamboo forests at its peak growth, shredded into bamboo fiber, and then fused into dense, durable panels that are milled for bamboo decking, lumber, panels, porch flooring and RainClad siding.

 

Our Proprietary Fusion Process

With our proprietary fusion process, two stages of high heat combine to first carbonize the bamboo, removing all of the starch and sugar, and then restructure the bamboo, reinforcing its natural strength characteristics. The modified bamboo strands are then fused together using phenolic resin – the same resins used to make bowling balls. The end result is an extremely dense, durable exterior-use product composed of 87% natural, fused strand bamboo fibers and 13% resin. And because bamboo does not include rays or knots like natural woods, dasso.XTR has a much more flawless appearance than other materials made from woods. This consistent grain structure also allows dasso.XTR to distribute weight very evenly, adding to its incredible durability.

dasso.XTR’s patented fusion process creates a dense, beautiful, long lasting, and rapidly renewable natural alternative to chemically treated softwoods and environmentally suspect sources of tropical hardwoods. dasso.XTR bamboo rivals the natural beauty of exotic hardwoods but is color range predictable and source, quality, and price predictable.

If it’s not packaged with the dasso.XTR logo, it is not dasso.XTR.

dasso Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art Bamboo Manufacturing Facility

June 23, 2017 – ATLANTA – dasso USA, Atlanta, GA., announces the groundbreaking of dasso’s new state of the art factory at a ceremony in JiangOu City, Fujian Province, China. Slated to be completed before July 2018, the facility will cover one million sq. ft. across 36 acres.

“The opening of this new factory gives us the ability to expand our operations in the area of exterior use composite bamboo and to fulfill the ever growing demand in North America for dasso.XTR fused bamboo products,” said dasso CEO.

The new plant has a capacity of 20 M sq. ft. of the new .XTR eco-composite bamboo for exterior use, creating more than 400 new factory jobs to fill its growing operational needs. Additional factory production will be used to support increasing demand in North America for dasso.XTR fused bamboo products.

dasso USA, is the exclusive sales and marketing arm for dasso in the U.S. and Canada and has a warehouse facility in Atlanta, GA.

Another plant is in the works for the production of dasso decking, siding, planks and other high-quality bamboo products.


About the dasso Group

Founded in 1993, the dasso Group is the world leader in the development and production of innovative bamboo products. Headquartered in Hangzhou, China, today the dasso Group has 10 manufacturing facilities and over 1,000 employees, in addition to owning more than 2,700 acres of productive, sustainable bamboo forest in China.

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Earth Day 2017 – 5 Ways Bamboo is Sustainable

Since Earth Day is tomorrow, consider a sustainable bamboo floor or fused bamboo outdoor material today! Dasso offers eco-friendly bamboo products: interior bamboo flooring available through EcoTimber and fused bamboo outdoor materials through dasso.XTR. If you are looking for new flooring or outdoor material, consider Dasso, because here are five ways bamboo is sustainable.

1. Bamboo is Rapidly Renewable

Did you know that bamboo is technically a grass? Actually, it’s the world’s fastest growing grass! A rapidly renewable material, bamboo grows for only five to seven years before it is harvested. Comparatively, hardwood grows for approximately 50 years before it can be harvested.

2. Bamboo is a Natural, Plentiful Source

Dasso Bamboo ProcessDasso’s bamboo grows in their own sustainable forests, where it is harvested and then manufactured in Dasso factories. After the bamboo is harvested from the forests, the root system remains intact to produce new shoots. Because of this, bamboo is not replanted once it’s cut.

3. Bamboo has a Beautiful Appearance

EcoTimber Bamboo FlooringBamboo doesn’t have to look like bamboo. Dasso bamboo flooring has a variety of floors, in different styles and colors. EcoTimber’s Foundations Collection features seven different colors and a strand woven construction that resembles wood flooring.

Because dasso.XTR fused bamboo does not include rays or knots like natural woods, XTR has a much more flawless appearance. Both XTR decking and porch flooring are available in a reversible profile with smooth and reeded faces, allowing for more design possibilities.

4. Bamboo Contains No VOCs

EcoTimber bamboo flooring contains no VOCs and no added formaldehyde. Additionally, they either have a natural finish, or use a low-VOC water-based finish to severely limit the number of unsafe chemicals in your home.

dasso.XTR Fused Bamboo is made up of 87% natural, fused strand bamboo fibers and 13% resin. Because the resins used to create XTR are thermal setting and non-reversible, dasso.XTR Fused Bamboo contains no VOCs.

5. Bamboo has Natural Strength

dasso.XTR has a Janka hardness rating of 3,820lbf. XTR is durable because of dasso’s patented process, which combines two stages of high heat to first carbonize the bamboo and then restructure the bamboo, reinforcing its natural strength characteristics.

Additionally, bamboo naturally resists mildew and insects. It also resists dust mites, making it a good choice for those who suffer from allergies.

Both dasso.XTR and EcoTimber are proud to offer eco-friendly bamboo that is perfect for your home. Contact us today to learn more about the available products at EcoTimber and dasso.XTR.

 

Fused Bamboo Porch Flooring and Where to Use It

A porch should welcome your visitors with an unmatched elegance that unifies your outdoor space – your porch should be a dasso.XTR fused bamboo porch! The flooring you choose is important. You want a durable porch floor that is resistant to the elements, complements your home and provides a beautiful backdrop for the rest of the space, like dasso.XTR porch flooring.

Durability

dasso.XTR fused bamboo porch flooring is stronger and more durable than most hardwood materials. Dasso’s patented fusion process uses two heating stages to return the bamboo to its natural rigidity. The result is a far denser, harder board than even strand-woven bamboo. In fact, dasso.XTR fused bamboo is among the stiffest, strongest outdoor material in the world – even more dense than Ipe!

dasso.XTR Fused Bamboo Outdoor Materials

Aesthetics

XTR provides a very striking aesthetic, exhibiting consistent color whereas tropical hardwoods have a significant variation in their color. Our fused bamboo provides a clean, consistent grain unlike any tropical hardwood which may, depending on grade, exhibit varying grain types.

Fused Bamboo Porch Flooring Aesthetics

In addition, dasso.XTR porch flooring boards are available in a reversible profile that is smooth on one side, reeded on the other. This unique construction allows for several different aesthetics: smooth side up for a sleek look, or reeded face up for a more textured style. The design possibilities are endless with your dasso.XTR fused bamboo porch!

Where to Install Porch Flooring

Fused Bamboo Porch Flooring

dasso.XTR fused bamboo porch flooring should be installed under covered porches only. If left untreated, including when the decking’s first oil coat wears off, boards will eventually turn a silver-grey patina, usually after about 12-18 months. If you choose to maintain the rich, dark color of XTR, then it should be maintained similarly to exotic hardwoods.

Available in more than just porch flooring, dasso.XTR also offers fused bamboo decking, RainClad siding, lumber and panels. To learn more about dasso.XTR and all available products, please visit our website.