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Bamboo Veneer Reviews

Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants and since it can be easily harvested in every 3-5 years, it is considered as a grass. It is green and strong and its elegance makes it a very subtle choice for veneer production.

Bamboo veneer manufacturing requires bamboo blocks laminated with water-proof adhesive and kiln-dried bamboo strips. After lamination of the bamboo blocks, they are conditioned and soaked for two weeks and then sliced into veneer sheets.

It is more difficult to produce bamboo veneer than solid wood veneers because of the glue joints that reduce yield. In order to provide more stability and strength, this veneer is backed with either a paper or fabric fleece material.

Nowadays, bamboo veneers are used for many interior applications such as wall decoration, ceiling, furniture covering and furniture production.

Based on their colors, these veneers can be categorized into natural and carbonized with horizontal or vertical bamboo veneer grain pattern.

Vertical bamboo veneers are side pressed while horizontal bamboo veneers are flat pressed in one direction only. Bamboo strips in vertical veneers have such an orientation on edges that “knuckles” are almost invisible giving a neater and flowing appearance. On the other hand horizontal veneers feature a traditional and distinctive “knuckle” characteristic repeating throughout the plank.

Bamboo veneers are naturally light yellow in color. To give the bamboo veneer its inherited natural and earthy look of botanical bamboo, this natural color can be enhanced to produce very light toned color stains. If steamed in hot pot for at least fifteen minutes, this natural color changes to carbonized which is a much darker color tone. It is also known as caramel color.

Considering the various combinations bamboo veneers are of four types: vertical natural, horizontal natural, vertical carbonized and horizontal carbonized. These are accessible in different sizes varying from 2500 x 430 x 0.3 mm to 3100 x 1250 x 0.6 mm.

Now bamboo veneer is also available in strand woven bamboo. It is a unique veneer type in being neither horizontal nor vertical like the regular bamboo veneers but strand. Strand woven bamboo veneers are available in carbonized color and several other colors. The colors are not stained only on the surface but deep inside of the bamboo strips, all the way from the surface to the inside. Due to the special characteristics of strand woven bamboo, these are accessible only in two sizes; 1860 x 138 x 0.6 mm and 1860 x 410 x 0.6 mm.

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