Bamboo Flooring Test Result
Bamboo flooring Brief introduction
The bamboo flooring planks are machined with tongue and groove
edges to provide interlocking assembly. The ends are also end-matched
with tongue and groove. Each piece is machine sanded on top,
with rough glue-ready surface on bottom. The edge above the
tongue on the long edge is angled and ready to accept standard
Each pre-finished bamboo flooring is coated with a clear, UV
cured acrylic polyurethane. State of the art machinery is used
to apply and cure the durable coating.
Bamboo flooring tested according to ASTM C501 (H-22 Calibrated
wheels loaded with 1000 gram weight at 70 RPM for 1000 cycles)
weight loss = .349 grams = .012 ounces. The test we have done
for abrasion resistance showed that BamPlank tm finish is
one of the toughest to be found in the wood flooring industry.
According to ASTM 4060 "Taber Abrasion Test", it
took over 4,000 cycles to remove the finish coating (United
States Testing Company).
Bamboo flooring tested according to ASTM E648 Critical Radiant.
Panel Test. Passes with a CLASS I rating per NFPA "Life
Safety Code". This means that bamboo can be used in all
classes of buildings. (United States Testing Company).
Bamboo flooring tested according to ASTM E622 pass = 450 or
less, passes with 269, flaming mode and 329 non-flaming mode.
Bamboo was found to have considerable lower smoking properties
than the leading oak product (United States Testing Company).
The hardness of our bamboo plank flooring was determined to
be 35.4 MPA between the joints and 49.8 MPA at the joints (Materialab).
CHEMICAL AND STAIN RESISTANCE
Bamboo flooring tested with the following chemical reagents
Acetic Acid (5%) Acetone Ammonium Hydroxide (10%) Toluene Detergent
Solution Ethyl Alcohol (50%) Hydrochloric Acid (10%) Turpentine
Heavy Duty (.025%) Hydrogen Peroxide (3%) Soap Solution (1%)
Sodium Hydroxide (1%)
Bamboo flooring according to ASTM 1037 (Janka Ball Hardness)
average hardness of 1640. (27% harder than northern red oak
and 14% harder than hard maple)
Bamboo flooring according to standard method for wood flooring
dimensional change coefficient of .00144 . (50% more stable
than red oak). Bamboo planks do not expand under high temperatures
or high humidity conditions (Ortech Corporation).
Internal Bond Strength
The internal bond strength of bamboo was determined to be 2107
Newtons (Ortech Corporation).
Coefficient for Dry Conditions
The radial direction was tested to be 0.138 and the chord direction
was 0.149 (Middle-Southern Woods University).
Bamboo flooring according to ASTM D2047 = results 0.71 coefficient
of Friction. Static coefficient of 590 exceeds the OSHA recommendation
for level surfaces in the workplace.
Bamboo flooring according to ASTM D3501-86 A = results A) Parallel
to Grain= 7,549 PSI B) Perpendicular to Grain =2,566 PSI C)
Flatwise = 16,925PSI at 50% Strain. (Load to compress to 1/2
Bamboo flooring tested according to ASTM D3043-87 result = 13,608
BENDING ELASTICITY MODULUS
Bamboo flooring tested according to BRITISH STANDARD # 373 result
= Parallel to Grain 1365 PSI
Bamboo flooring tested according to ASTM D3500-90 A result =
Parallel to Grain 15,290 PSI
Non-toxic, for formaldehyde release: formaldehyde emission attain
E1 standard requirement.
97.1 KJ/M2 Hardness:719kg/cm2, Grindability:110 rotations
These test results can also be found from some other bamboo flooring
company, but their product not the same material, so the result
maybe not quite same. If you are interested, we can offer some
pieces of bamboo flooring samples for your test.