The MOSO Bamboo Elite flooring collection is extended with four variants. In addition to the introduction of the new Natural White colour and a new surface finish, MOSO has also upgraded the flooring’s technical functions: increased stability with a significantly wider plank and a click system for comfortable floating installation. As one of the most sustainable floors currently available on the market and with its fresh appearance, it is certainly a contemporary and aesthetic choice.
The XXL format doesn’t only make rooms look more spacious, it also gives them an extra touch of luxury. The dimensions are reminiscent of the parquet planks in stately mansions. To further enhance this look, the MOSO Bamboo Elite Premium boards have a width of 190 mm. That’s another 31 mm more than the original Bamboo Elite flooring, which are as wide as 159 mm, and already wider than most conventional bamboo floors. This new plank size is made possible by the improved stability of the cross-laminated bamboo middle layers. MOSO compresses the bamboo strips in an optimised manufacturing process. Thanks to the improved stability, Bamboo Elite Premium can also be installed floating on underfloor heating. However, for commercial applications with underfloor heating, MOSO recommends gluing the floor covering over the entire surface.
The four new premium versions are available in two optics: Side Pressed and Density. The natural appearance of the sustainable bamboo flooring is accentuated by a very matt lacquer with delicate white tones. In addition to the lacquered versions Caramel and Natural White, MOSO has also provided an oiled surface for the Side Pressed Caramel optics.
Technical properties at the highest level
Bamboo Elite Premium Density is very stable due to the symmetrical structure of an upper and lower layer of Density bamboo. The high Brinell hardness of up to 9.5 kg/mm² (EN 1534) makes it impressively wear resistant: It is more robust than any other classic parquet. MOSO confirms its long service life with a 30-year manufacturer’s warranty on Bamboo Elite Premium floors. These technical properties are complemented by the exceptionally high fire class of up to Bfl-s1 (Density versions, according to EN 13501-1), making Bamboo Elite Premium Density flooring particularly interesting not only for residential applications, but also for commercial properties such as offices, restaurants and retail stores. Thanks to the click system, the floating installation of the flooring saves time and is convenient.
Tree layers of sustainable bamboo
Moso bamboo is a giant grass that has reached the characteristics of hardwood after a growth period of about 5 years and can then be harvested for processing. If you compare the manufacturer’s guarantee of 30 years for the Bamboo Elite Premium flooring collection with the growth period, you get an impressive result: Moso bamboo grows six times until harvest maturity during this period and this is solely due to the spreading of rhizomes, i.e. without new plantings. The LCA report (Life Cycle Analysis) conducted by TU Delft (ISO 14040/44) shows that Bamboo Elite Premium, evaluated over its entire life cycle, is CO2 neutral. Thanks to additional test results and optional availability as FSC®-certified flooring, the solid bamboo floor contributes to the assessment of sustainable building certification such as LEED and BREEAM.