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dasso.XTR, Environmentally Friendly Fused Bamboo Decking

Bamboo decking, it’s typically not the first choice for a decking material, but why shouldn’t it be? Bamboo is an environmentally friendly material that is beautiful, reliable and durable, so dasso.XTR’s fused bamboo decking is a perfect option!

Traditionally, decks are built using hardwood. Wood decks typically use exotic hardwoods that are sourced from South America, where deforestation is an environmental concern. Unlike most hardwoods, which must grow for 50 years or more before they can be harvested, bamboo is a fast-growing grass that can be harvested every 5 to 7 years. Because of this rapid renewability, bamboo is one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable building products available.

Fused Bamboo Decking

Fused Bamboo Decking Processdasso.XTR specializes in fused bamboo, made specifically for exterior use. All bamboo is carbonized, or heat treated before outdoor use, however, when bamboo is heat treated it becomes very brittle. dasso.XTR’s patented process eliminates this issue by applying a second heating stage. In the second heating stage, lignum, a natural binder in bamboo fiber, is melted and reset, returning the bamboo to its natural rigidity. That lignum provides more strength and gives all XTR boards a Janka hardness rating of 3,820 – a stronger and more durable board than most hardwood materials.

Fused Bamboo Decking

dasso.XTR Product Features

In addition to being sustainable, dasso.XTR fused bamboo decking has many features that outperform traditional decking materials. All XTR products have a reversible profile featuring smooth and reeded faces, and are easy to install with a tongue-and-groove end-matching system.

Fused Bamboo ProductsAvailable in more than just decking, dasso.XTR also offers fused bamboo RainClad siding, porch flooring, lumber and panels. Learn more about dasso.XTR and all of our available products, on our website.

5 Benefits of Bamboo Flooring

5 Benefits of Bamboo Flooring - blog.dassousa.comOne material that has seen a huge surge in popularity in the last few years is bamboo. It’s now being made into everything from cutting boards to floors. If you’re thinking of replacing the flooring in your home or office read on to discover 5 benefits of bamboo flooring.

Bamboo is Eco-Friendly

Bamboo is a renewable resource.  It is a fast growing grass that can be harvested in as little as five years.  In addition, when bamboo is harvested the root system remains intact and produces new shoots. As a result there is no need to replant bamboo when it is cut. Finally, bamboo is grown with a minimum of fertilizers and pesticides.

Bamboo Flooring is Healthy

5 Benefits of Bamboo Flooring - blog.dassousa.comBamboo resists both mildew and insects. It also resists dust mites and so is a good choice for those who suffer from allergies.

Bamboo flooring can be finished with water-based finishes and installed with low-VOC adhesives. Doing this means limiting the number of harmful chemicals in your home.

The Perfect Look for Any Room

If you’re looking for a stylish new floor look no further than bamboo. Bamboo is one of the most versatile flooring materials on the market. It comes in a large variety of colors and finishes so you are sure to be able to find one to match your existing decor.

A bamboo floor can make any room warm and inviting. In addition, bamboo can be installed in many different locations and climates.

Bamboo is Durable

When harvested at its peak bamboo is extremely hard and strong. As a result bamboo flooring is very durable. A properly taken care of a bamboo floor can last for decades.

If a bamboo floor does become damaged it can often be sanded down and refinished. This is a much easier and cheaper option than installing a new floor. In addition bamboo resists water. This means that it is less susceptible to water damage than hardwood flooring.

Easy to Maintain

5 Benefits of Bamboo Flooring - blog.dassousa.comBamboo flooring is very easy to clean. It should be swept or vacuumed regularly to remove dirt. Spills should be cleaned up with a rag or damp mop.

Are you in the market for new flooring? Which of these 5 benefits of bamboo flooring appeals to you most?