MOSO Bamboo Industrial Flooring
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MOSO Bamboo Industrial Flooring is a robust, modern looking industrial floor made from short strips of the sustainable resource bamboo. MOSO Bamboo flooring combines the virtues of the best hardwoods (hardness, looks) with the immense growing capacity of the highly renewable giant bamboo species MOSO.
MOSO Bamboo Industrial Flooring consists of one layer of solid bamboo strips, which are bundled into a block using tape, creating the industrial look. After sanding off this tape, the floor is filled and finished, and directly glued onto the subfloor, creating a solid, very robust floor, ideal for large project applications. Being made of such small strips, the floor is very stable – making it the perfect solution for application on floor heating. This floor has the thickest wear layer of all MOSO floors: up to 15mm.
MOSO Bamboo Industrial Flooring is available in various sizes, colours (natural, caramel, chocolate) & styles (vertical, high Density) to provide a tailor made solution for everyone.
Key characteristics of MOSO Bamboo Industrial Flooring are that it is sustainable, ecological and highly renewable. The giant bamboo species MOSO grows to maturity within 5 years (compared to over 50 years for most hardwood species) and can therefore act as the green alternative for scarce tropical hardwood.
The giant bamboo species MOSO grows to maturity within 5 years (compared to over 50 years for most hardwood species) and can therefore act as the green alternative for scarce tropical hardwood
With a hardness, density and dimensional stability similar or better than good quality hardwoods, the MOSO Bamboo Industrial Flooring may be effortlessly applied in heavy duty residential and commercial projects. The hardness of the high density version (9,5 kg/mm2 Brinell) is even superior to the hardest tropical hardwood species.
Official LCA studies by Delft University of Technology have confirmed that through the fast growth and use as bio-energy in end-of-life a large amount of CO2 is contained or substituted, which more than compensates for the low amount of CO2 released during the efficient production and transportation.
Technical characteristics of the material are a density of +/- 700 kg/m3 (SP), +/- 1050 kg/m3 (HD). Shrink/swell is 0,14% per 1% change in Moisture Content. The equilibrium MC is 10% at 20°C and 65% relative air humidity 8% at 20°C and 50% relative air humidity. Its formaldehyde emission is Class E1 (< 0,124 mg/m3) (EN 717-1) / Class E0 (< 0,025 mg/m3) 2). MOSO‘s biological durability is Class 5. The thermal conductivity is 0,17 W/mK (SP) and 0,26 W/mK (HD).
Application of MOSO Bamboo Industrial Flooring contributes to a higher BREEAM and LEED score.
On request MOSO Bamboo Industrial Flooring can be provided with Formaldehyde free adhesive (E0, NAUF) and with FSC certification for additional BREEAM and LEED credits.