Bamboo is a natural material and for hundreds of years has been a highly popular building material in Asia.
The uniqueness of this natural product is typified by an extremely high structural strength, good processing opportunities and the distinctive character of each single element. This natural and rustic character, which lends bamboo its special charm, is however also contingent to certain constraints in quality that have to be taken into consideration.
Bamboo decking and other outdoor products are made from long strand bamboo. In rare cases caused by mechanical impact or weathering, small areas i.e ribbed or profiled surfaces – small parts of fibre strands could break and loosen , just as with wood. By using the aMbooo special brush with cleaner and water or a small metal tool, small loose strand fibre pieces can be removed and sanded smooth.
Checks & Cracks
Due to dry top surfaces, damp back sides and moisture changes due to weather conditions- change of temperature tensions will occur. One side wants to expand and the other side wants to shrink. This naturalprocessleadstotension, thismayleadtochecksand cracks. Checks and cracks do not have a negative impact on the structural stability. The cracks and checks can change with the climate
In rare cases the material may show small strand peels on the surface. It occurs if the yellow part of the bamboo fibre is exposed to the weathering side. It has no negative impact to the mechanical and technical properties of the board. It can be removed easily with a metal tool such as a small knife or screw driver. You can then sand this area smooth again.
UV Light changesall naturalsurfacesincludingbamboo. In order to offset this change use aMbooo maintenance oil 1x year to stabilize the original color. Easily applied with the aMbooo Applicator. The oil extends the lifespan of the boards.