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Bamboo flooring Model:FAQ of XINGLI BAMBOO

1. Compared with hardwood flooring, what virtues does your bamboo flooring have?
Compared with hardwood flooring, our bamboo flooring has many good virtues. First, our bamboo flooring is an
environmental product and the growing season of bamboo is much shorter than the decades for hardwood forests to
mature. Each year, one "mother tree" in the now-thinned-out acre makes several new stems that grow to full length
in a few months and to mature hardness in about five years, so our bamboo flooring has plentiful natural resource.
Secondly, our bamboo flooring has higher hardness, so it is more durable than hardwood flooring. Then the third,
our bamboo flooring can be installed very conveniently. When installed, it can be glued, nailed, or nailed with glue.
Except all the above, our bamboo flooring has better grain and is more elegant and graceful than hardwood flooring.
2. What kind of finish does your bamboo flooring use and what are the virtues of the finish?
Our bamboo flooring is finished with three coats of 100% solid UV cured urethane, which makes the flooring
resistant to abrasion, chemical and stain, fire, indentation and oiling. Furthermore, our bamboo flooring with this
kind of particular finish has another virtue of electrostatic prevention.
3. What's the moisture content of your bamboo flooring?
Our bamboo flooring is kiln dried and plastic sealed before packing, and its interior moisture content is controlled
within 8%-10%.
4. How to maintain bamboo flooring?
1. Keep the floor clean, and use soft damping cloth to scrub the floor gently.
2. Avoid osculating volumes of water. Mop up the water and clean the floor in time if that happens.
3. Place a piece of doormat at the entrance to the room so as to prevent such things as dust and sand from being
carried in. At the same time, the doormat must be keep clean.
4. Never gride on the surface of bamboo flooring with nails or enter the room in shoes with metal pins.
5. According to the service condition, wax or varnish the floor every several years and try to keep the varnish film
6. Keep the windows open often for ventilation and also to adjust the indoor temperature.
7. Avoid being insolated long by strong sunlight under normal conditions.
8. Keep the room as ventilated and dry as possible
5. Where does your bamboo flooring come from?
Our bamboo flooring comes from China Xingli Bamboo Products Company, which is one of the main bamboo
flooring manufacturers in China for about ten years. All bamboo material is selected before being manufactured into
floors, so the quality of our products is good and reliable. The market share in European market is over 22% in
6. What colors do your products have?
Our products have two main colors. One is natural blond color and the other is carbonated brown color.
Carbonization is a boiling process, so it may create another darker brown color.
7. How hard is your bamboo flooring?
When tested according to the standards of the National Wood Flooring Association Test (Janka Ball Hardness Test),
it shows an average hardness of 1320 PSI comparing with the northern red oak. The carbonization process reduces
the result to 1010 PSI, the strength of walnut.
8. Can you produce bamboo moldings?
Yes, we can. Our bamboo moldings include wide and narrow moldings, stair nosing, stair tread, and a base on
natural blond and carbonized brown colors. We can also produce moldings according to your designs.
9. Why does bamboo flooring become more and more popular?
Bamboo flooring is made from natural resource, which is renewable and recyclable. Buildings, barns, ships and

other structures made of bamboo often find a second life in bamboo flooring, cabinet doors, wall decor panel, vents
and ceilings. And bamboo flooring is a good choice for a healthy home.
--Eight virtues of bamboo floor board
(1)Hard-surface/particular abrasion resistant/No traces will be left on its surface even after several years.
(2)Burly almost no traces/keep horizontal surface/friction and scratch resistant.
(3)Cigarette tip and fire resistant/high-density/water and fire resistant.
(4)Color-lasting, fading proof/light shining and ultraviolet radiation resislat/no discoloring.
(5)Easily to tend and protect, Easy stain removing.
(6)Innocuous to health /Nature bamboo /no preservative/no irritability chemicals.
(7)Innocuous to health /Nature bamboo/no preservative/no irritability.
(8)Easy assembling and paving
--Comparison between bamboo and wood floor and its parameter
The chromatism comparison between bamboo flooring and wood flooring
Because the diameter of timber trunk is bigger than that of bamboo, which leads to that the influence on the bamboo
by sunlight is much larger than that on the trees and the chromatism difference between the positive surface and
negative surface is a bit larger, even if the quality and hierarchicy of the material is the same, its color is uneasy to
conform, however, bamboo floor boards are the other way round.
Physical property comparison between bamboo and wood
Compared with wood, bamboo has many virtues: high strength, large tenacity, strong rigidity, tractability and so on,
and has better physical mechanics performances .Its static bending strength, rigidity ,and strength of extension are
more than twice that of wood . Folding strength and surface degree of bamboo flooring made of bamboo are larger
than that of wood flooring.
Water percentage 8-14%
Warp flush >=98mpa
Transverse: direction 0
Wide direction: 0.01%
Thick direction: 0.07%
Permit deviation:
Transverse: direction :Lave<=0.5mm
Wide directionWave<=0.15mm
Thick directionTave<=0.5mm
Density 0.73g/cm3
Gluestick ductility>2.5mpa
Formaldehyde<9mg/100g(with European E1 standard If use DYNO glue)<0.12mg/100g
(Normal glue with china national standard).
Impact ductility:>155kg/m2
Abrasive resistance of surface <=0.08g/100r
Elastic modulus>11.5*103mpa
--Test results
CONSTRUCTION: Three layer, all bamboo,tongue and groove plank 960MM and 1840MM long by 96MM wide
by 15MM thick, factory pre-finished with 3 coats of 100% solids UV cured Acrylic urethane.
FLAMMABILITY: when tested according to ASTM E648 critical Radiant panel Test. Passes with a CLASS I
rating per NFPA: life safety code.(cam be used in all classes of buildings.)
SMOKE DENSITY: when tested according to ASTM E622 pass = 450 or less, passes with 269 flaming mode 329
non-flaming mode.
ABRASION RESISTANCE: when tested according to ASTM C501(H-22 calibrated wheels loaded with 1000
gram weight at 70 RPM for 1000 cycles) weight loss =349 grams =.012ounces.
CHEMICAL AND STAIN RESISTANCE: when tested with the following chemical reagents finish was
unaffected: 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%)
INDENTATION RESISTANCE: when tested according to ASTM 1037(janka Ball Har dness) showed an average

hardness of 1320. (harder than Northern Red oak)

DIMENSTONAL STABILITY: when tested according to standard me thod for wood flooring showed a
dimensional change coefficient of .00144.
SLIP RESISTANCE: when tested according to ASTM D2047=results 0.71 coefficient of Friction.
COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH: when tested according to ASTM D3501-86 A=results
A) parallel to Grain =7,549 PSI
B) perpendicular to Grain =2,566 PSI
C) Flatwise =16,925 PSI at 50% strain. (load to compress to 1/2 ckness)
BENDING STRENGTH: when tested according to ASTM D3043-87 result =13,608 PSI
STRENGTH: when tested according to BRITISH STANDARD # 373 resrlt =parallel to Grain 1365 PSI
TENSILE STRENGTH: when tested according to ASTM D3500-90 A result = parallel to crain 15, 290 PSI
Glue:non-toxic,for formaldehyde release:formaldehyde emission attain E1 standard requirement.
Impact resistance:97.1 KJ/M2 Hardness:719kg/cm2, Grindability:110 rotations


We are the largest manufacture of producing bamboo products in China. XingLi Bamboo
Products Company, locates on the Mingling Town where is the juncture of Jiangsu, Zhejiang and
Anhui provinces in China, was established in the May of 1989, now the largest manufacture for
producing pure bamboo products in China. It occupies more than 35,000 square meters of land
with 19,500 more square meters being factory buildings, now has fixed assets worth more than
RMB 21.5 million, and production lines of three for bamboo flooring and two for bamboo
curtain and two for bamboo furniture, with yearly turnover of 0.8 million square meters of
bamboo flooring and 6 million square meters of bamboo curtain and bamboo carpets. The
products are exported to USA, Canada, EU, Japan, Australia and countries in the Middle East.
IKEA of Sweden is one of our bamboo curtain agents for about ten years. Some other important
clients like Wal-Mart and Home Depot comes from North American, Home base and Homebach
and Kingfisher come from Europe.
The market share of our bamboo flooring in European market is over 24% and keep increasing.
There are many trademarks in European market and North American market are come from our
XingLi factory by OEM (we printed their trademark and logo outside carton).Our yearly sale
reached more than RMB 200 million with RMB 15 million of profit & tax, among the sales was
USD23 million more from export.
The company has won its honorable titles of All-Round Quality and Management Standard
Enterprise of the Agriculture Ministry, Ten Best Foreign-Exchange Earning Enterprise in
Agriculture, Two-Excellence Enterprise for Foreign-Exchange Earning Enterprise in Agriculture.
Its products have been awarded the gold medals of China International New Technology And
Famous Brand Products and the China Cultural Festival international Bamboo Products. We pay
close attention to product quality, and has been certified by SGS and CQC and ISO9002 systems.
The company now employs more than 900 workers, among are 96 of skilled and advanced
technicians. The XingLi branded bamboo flooring is the new and high-grade decoration material
developed for the new century. By choosing the best raw material, and applying pre-production
treatments as vulcanizing, antiriot & antimonth, through special hot-press technology, the
product preserves its natural bamboo looking which is beautiful and elegant, yet with its unique
characteristics of anti-friction and deform-free better than those of wood floor's.

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