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Essence ultra-wide plank, engineered strand bamboo with extra texture
Teragren's Essence Collection is a non-toxic ultra-wide-plank strand bamboo flooring with beautiful hand-applied coats of color, along with hand-scraping, wire-brushing and natural saw marks that together provide a very unique, rich and elegant floor. This collection is similar to the Neotera Collection, but is thicker, wider and has more depth, texture and durability. This makes it the best Teragren has to offer.
Teragren's wide-plank engineered strand bamboo has been rated Best Buy 5 years in a row by a major consumer magazine because of its durability and low emissions. Teragren develops and manufactures all of their own flooring and accessories, directly controlling quality from harvest to distribution through 11 separate checkpoints. Teragren produces the highest quality strand bamboo flooring. Unlike most bamboo flooring importers whose products seem to change color and quality with each batch, Teragren has a proven 24-year track record of consistency and reliability in performance. This is why they are highly respected and specified by more architects and designers than any other brand.
The Essence Collection is manufactured with a state-of-the-art Xcora technology — the very best in product engineering utilizing the "hot press" (vs. cold press) system for high hardness ratings, moisture control and stability. As a result, the Essence series is 160% harder than red oak hardwood flooring, making it an ideal option for high-traffic areas in both residential and commercial environments. Teragren Essence bamboo flooring can be glued or nailed on, above or below grade.
The Xcora technology also employs a 16-coat Glaze Tek German finish which provides a layer of abrasion-resistant aluminum oxide, plus 12 scratch-resistant, polyurethane topcoats that protect the bamboo fiber's natural strength and beauty. This finish is water-based and solvent-free, and its adhesives emit substantially less formaldehyde than is present in ambient air.
Essence is FloorScore-certified, which is one of the most rigorous air quality standards in the world. FloorScore ensures the quality of indoor air for schools and offices and meets stringent standards for 78 volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It is also certified USDA BioPreferred with 99% bio based content, which comes with a standard FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified core made of Eucalyptus and Poplar.
Teragren Essence comes with a lifetime structural warranty; 10-year heavy-use commercial warranty and a 25-year residential finish warranty. Teragren also offers a full line of coordinating accessories such as T moldings, reducers, stair nosing, etc.
Please note that this product is not suitable for use with radiant heat.
NOTE: Teragren has outdated installation manuals/pdf that permit for a floating installation for this flooring, this is outdated information. This floor CAN NOT be floated. All other information in the manual is still accurate.
Construction: solid | Joint: tongue and groove; 4-sided micro-bevel | Installation: nail or glue into any environment with 35-55% relative humidity
Teragren has been one of our favorite bamboo manufacturers since 2000 because it doesn't off-gas toxic chemicals. It lasts and lasts, and our chemically sensitive customers love them. The Essence Collection is luxuriously mellow looking with very wide planks, thicker wear layer and some serious textures. The colors and textures need to be seen and felt, so please order samples and don't rely on the what you see on your computer.
Features & benefits
Extremely hard — 3270 per Janka scale (160% harder than red oak); high-pressure manufactured with Xcora technology
Specs — 72.83" long x 7.48" wide x .55" thick, 22.7 SF/box, 3mm wear layer, 4-side micro-bevel, tongue and groove, full line of coordinating accessories
Installation — glue or nail, above, on or below grade
Eco-friendly — meets and exceeds stringent industry standards for indoor air quality: U.S. OSHA, European E0, CARB Phase 1 & 2 and Japanese JIS/JAS
Third-party Certified — FloorScore, FSC, USDA
Made from rapidly renewable resources — Moso bamboo can be harvested 5-6 years after planting
Warranted — lifetime structural for both residential and commercial; 25-year wear warranty residential and 10-year heavy use commercial; not suitable for radiant heat applications
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Coverage (1 Coat)
Recommended # of Coats
Square Feet / Box
22.7 Square Feet
Thickness or Height
Veneer Cut Thickness
Boxes / Pallet
Square Feet / Pallet
1135 Square Feet
Boards / Box
Pieces / Box
Weight / Box
Interior or Exterior
Use On Material
Traditionally-Harvested or Exotic Hardwood Flooring