-- bamboo flooring
      -- bamboo paneling
      -- bamboo veneer
      -- laminated flooring
























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In all there are about 16 different processes involved in the manufacturing of Zen Bamboo, the most rigorous quality checks are made at every stage.

1.Zen Bamboo is manufactured from mature bamboo canes, which have at least four years growth and are selectively harvested from controlled forests. The Moso bamboo we harvested is well know for its distinctive feature such as having a straight main stem, which has little difference between upper and lower diameter and best for making bamboo flooring and panels.

2.Bamboo is crosscut to the required length. The Outside bamboo knots are ground off.

3.Bamboo is put through a splitting and sizing machine. The inside bamboo knots are ground off and outer skin is removed.

4. All the bamboo strips are then boiled in a bath of boric acid and lime solution. The purpose of this bath is to extract the inherent starch that attracts termites or powder post beetles, Boric acid and lime are a natural non-toxic repellent and is used to insure that our products will come to you best pest free and will continue to be so throughout the duration of their product life.

5. The strips are put through a 4 sided planing machine and the strips are precision milled to a 5 centimeter thickness to insure an optimum balance of forces in the finished board.

6. The next step is to air dry and then kiln dry the strips to an 8% to 10% moisture level. This takes at least 5 days and is the single most important process. A mistake here will result in future product failure.

7. Strips that are to be carbonized, (which results in a darker color between caramel and walnut. As bamboo is a natural product it will result the coloration after carbonization and the coloration is permanent and will not fade or sand out.), are put into a pressurized steam vessel and burned to achieve this color change.

8.The individual bamboo strip is carefully checked and assembled by color for 3 times. We separate light from dark to minimize color variations in our products.

9.Bamboo strips are assembled into rough planks by color and put through a gluing machine.

10.The rough planks are put into a hydraulic press and set by a combination of heat and pressure. (We are one of the very few mills with an 8 foot press capable of producing 4' by 8' plywood sheets in China now.)

11.The assembled planks are planed and sanded again on both faces.

12.The side tongue and groove is now milled into the planks.

13.The planks are processed through a cutting and shaping machine where the end tongue and groove is milled.

14.The planks are then painted on all sides with urethane that provides for 100% coverage.

15.The board is sanded and passed through the acrylic urethane roller application,(six coats),followed by the final UV curing lights to dry and created an extremely hard finish.

16.Every board is now inspected and separated by light and dark colors, packed and placed into inventory.