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Sustainable Bamboo Flooring from GBS, Narrow Plank Solid Strand
Sustainable Bamboo Flooring from GBS, Narrow Plank Solid Strand
Green Building Supply (GBS) Strand Bamboo is our highest-quality, safest, most durable, and sustainable bamboo flooring. If you're looking for a beautiful floor that's free of toxic chemicals that will take all the punishment your family or retail customers can give, and is reasonably priced, then this may be the right choice for you. And if you want to help reduce carbon emissions and our dependence on petroleum products, this is an excellent eco-friendly choice.
Safety First Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our customers who live, work and play on our floors. Our GBS Strand Bamboo wood flooring is made with no added urea formaldehyde. Test results from Benchmark laboratories in Oregon indicate that our engineered bamboo emits less than <.005 ppm urea formaldehyde which is well below the CA standard (.05ppm) as well as the European E0 standard (.07ppm). It is also FloorScore® certified that gives you peace of mind that this product has been independently tested to comply with section 01350 of the California standard and will not off-gas hazardous air pollutants. Installing our GBS Strand Bamboo flooring will help you achieve a cleaner purer indoor air quality.
Rapidly Renewable Trees provide wood for building and are essential to our ecosystem for reducing greenhouse gasses such as carbon dioxide while pumping life-giving oxygen into our atmosphere. Unfortunately, they take 25-50 years to fully develop. Bamboo, on the other hand, is a grass that grows extremely fast; some varieties grow up to 30-35" per day!
Carbon Neutral Bamboo has been touted as a miracle cure for climate change and global warming. While that may be a stretch, its green credentials are unquestioned because it grows perpetually while maintaining its rhizome root system, is mostly free from pests and disease, and requires modest quantities of water. It's best known for its ability to sequester carbon and convert CO2 into oxygen faster than most other plant life. Some reports say bamboo stores 30-35% more carbon in its roots and biomass than an equal amount of forest. Bamboo's capacity to reduce carbon and improve the atmosphere as well as reduce our reliance on more intensive carbon emitters like plastic and concrete make bamboo one of the greatest beneficiaries to the environment.
Sustainably Harvested GBS Narrow Plank Bamboo is solid strand bamboo made from organically grown Moso bamboo and that is sustainably harvested after 5-6 years. GBS is one of the few bamboo floor companies in the USA whose products are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC-C141926). This certification ensures that the bamboo: is harvested from well-managed forests, has not been clear cut, is grown without toxic pesticides, the manufacturer pays fair wages, supports the social, and economic wellbeing of the farmers and communities, utilizes forestry practices that have the least impact on the environment and ensure long-term maintenance and growth of eco-systems and habitats.
Durability and the Janka Scale The Janka Hardness Scale is one of the best known benchmarks for rating the relative hardness and durability of wood flooring against dents and wear in both residential and commercial structures. It uses a metric called lbf or pounds of force. Overall hardness is based by the resistance to dents but the Janka Scale also takes into account the type of core for engineered flooring such as HDF, oak, pine as well as grain direction, thickness, and floor wear surface. It was developed in 1906 and was officially standardized by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Red Oak is the median for hardness which measures 1,290 lbf, Douglas fir measures 660 lbf, while Brazilian Cherry measures 2,350 lbf.
Harder Than Wood Our GBS Strand Bamboo is compressed under heat and pressure to make a highly dense plank that measures between 3800-5000 lbf on the Janka Scale. This is clearly harder than 99% of all other types of flooring and explains why people love to use this type of bamboo in very tough environments. If you have children that play hard with their toys and skateboards, or have large pets that love to run through the house, you will find this floor is up to the challenge. In addition, this floor will hold up to puddles and spills for 24 hours after accidents making it suitable for kitchens and half baths. Smaller water droplets will evaporate. Just follow the manufacturer's easy maintenance guide and this floor will last a very long time.
Beauty & Professional Installation GBS Narrow Plank Solid Strand bamboo comes in a natural and carbonized colors with a smooth flat finish. They can be nailed or glued down to most plywood or concrete subfloors, at or above grade. We recommend that these solid strand bamboo floors be installed by professionals according to our installation guidelines. For basements and damp environments, we only recommend our engineered bamboo, hardwood, cork, or linoleum floating floors.
50-year Residential Warranty Our warranty covers our finish and the structural integrity of our products which are built to last in all types of environments.
GBS Strand Bamboo is our own brand of bamboo; made the way we want it and the way our customers demand it: no toxic chemicals, third-party certified, ultra-low odor, NAUF, sustainably harvested and FSC certified. This narrow plank is a more traditional strip flooring look that should be installed professionally on the first or second floors. For DIY products, see our GBS Strand engineered strand bamboo products.
Features & benefits
Eco-friendly, rapidly renewable — FSC Certified Moso bamboo. Sustainably harvested every five-six years in well-managed plantations. Raised without pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers; Moso bamboo is not the variety pandas eat.
Reduces CO2 — sequesters more carbon dioxide than trees.
Improves indoor air quality — safe for everyone, including the chemically sensitive;learn how to test a non-toxic product for tolerance, made with no added urea formaldehyde (NAUF) and compliant with FloorScore, CARBII, Prop 65, European EO, Japanese JIS/JAS 5-star; certified independently by SGS.
Qualifies for LEED — contributes to LEED MR6 Rapidly renewable and to LEED IEQ 4.4 low emitting materials.
Extremely durable — super dense 3800-5000 on the Janka scale; matte abrasion-resistant finish, aluminum-oxide enhanced UV-cured acrylic urethane with scratch-resistant hardened topcoat.
24-hour spill protection — will hold up to puddles and spills up to 24 hours after accidents. Ideal for kitchens and half baths.
Solid strand — Hefty, long and wide plank bamboo construction, solid all the way through; single length 9/16" thick x 72" long x 3 3/4" wide..
Nail or glue down — install above or at grade on flat plywood or concrete subfloors.
Radiant heat safe — may be installed over hydronic radiant heat. Must follow manufacturers instructions carefully.
Long-lasting, quality-assured — lifetime construction warranty; 50-year residential warranty against finish wear-through, can be refinished 2-4 times. Follow the manufacturer's maintenance guide.
Natural colors — available natural and carbonized colors in a matte smooth finish.
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Coverage (1 Coat)
Recommended # of Coats
Square Feet / Box
22.94 Square Feet
Thickness or Height
Veneer Cut Thickness
Boxes / Pallet
Square Feet / Pallet
Boards / Box
Pieces / Box
Weight / Box
Interior or Exterior
Use On Material
All Rooms: Dry
Traditionally-Harvested or Exotic Hardwood Flooring
Indoor Environmental Quality/4.4 Low-Emitting Materials - Composite Wood and Agrifiber: 1 point, Indoor Environmental Quality/4.4 Low-Emitting Materials/No added Urea-Formaldehyde: 1 point, Materials & Resources/6 Rapidly Renewable Materials: 1 point, Materials & Resources/7 Certified Wood: 1 point
LEED® Regional Materials Zip Code
Environmental Protection Agency : EPA TSCA Title VI, European Super EO, FloorScore, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) 100%, Japanese JIS/JAS 5-Star, Lacey Act Compliant, Meets or exceeds California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2 requirements
Country of Manufacture
Use With These Products
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Resistance to Insect Pests
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Tufts / Sq In
Bundles per Pallet
Bundles per Square 6" Exposure
Bundles per Square 7" Exposure
Bundles per Square 7-1/2" Exposure
Bundles per Square 8" Exposure
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Pounds per Pallet
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Lin Feet per Bundle
Lin Feet per Pallet
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Tiles per bundle
Tiles per Lin Foot
Application Temperature Range
Surface or Product Preparation
Appearance When Dry
Cleans Up With
Store in cool dry place out of sunlight, Keep away from moisture
Recycling or Disposal
Polyurethane with Aluminum Oxide
Finish Contains Aluminum Oxide?
Floor Item Type
Glue-Down, Nail, Tongue & Groove
Janka Hardness Rating
Tongue & Groove
Number of Plys
Okay for use with electric or hydronic radiant heat ; see manufacturer instructions for details
Range of Resistance
Risk in Dry Climates
Shade (1 Light) - (7 Dark)
Strips / Plank
Surface Treatment Color
Touch Up Kit
Can be indoor?
Can be outdoor?
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Multi Control Capabilities
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