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
dasso.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.
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.
Available 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.