-- bamboo flooring
      -- bamboo paneling
      -- bamboo veneer
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Zen Bamboo Flooring Test Report(Technical info)

Testing to ASTM 1037 procedures, bamboo shows an average hardness of 1642, which makes it over 27 percent harder than Red Oak and more than 13 percent harder than Rock Maple.

Dimensional Stability:
Bamboo flooring produced a dimensional change coefficient of .00144 making it more than 2.5 times more stable than commonly used wood flooring.

Compressive Strength:
Testing to ASTM 3501-86 A produced:
Compression parallel to grain: 7600 PSI
Compression prependicular to grain: 2624 PSI

Modulus of Elasticity: 940,000 PSI

Flammability: When tested according to ASTM E648 Critical Radiant Panel Test, Bamboo passed with a Class 1 rating per NFPA "Life Safety Code". This means that Bamboo flooring can be used in all classes of buildings.

Smoke Density: When tested according to ASTM E622, Bamboo passed with a 269 flaming mode and a 329 non-flaming mode. A passing score was 450 or less.

Tensile Strength: Testing to ASTM 3500-90 A yielded results of 15,300 PSI parallel to grain.

Abrasion Resistance: When tested according to ASTM C501, the weight loss was only .012 ounces (.349 grams). The test utilized H-22 calibrade wheels loaded with 1000-gram weights at 70 RPM for 1000 cycles.

Chemical and Stain Resistance: When tested with the following chemical reagents finish,Bamboo was unaffected:
Acetic Acid (5%) Ethyl Alcohol (50%)
Ammonium Hydroxide (10%) Hydrogen Peroxide (3%)
Acetone Soap Solution (1%)
Detergent Solution Turpentine
Heavy Duty (.025%) Toluene
Sodium Hydroxide (1%) Hydrochloric Acid (10%)

Indentation Resistance: When tested according to ASTM 1037 (the Janka Ball Hardness test), Bamboo showed an average hardness of 1350. This is harder than red oak and as hard or harder than hard maple.

Slip Resistance: When tested according to ASTM D2047, Bamboo was rated as slip resistant per the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Formaldehyde:0.0127ppm (European standards for formaldehyde = 0.124 mg/m3 (About .13 ppm)