After a recent 60 Minutes expose on the health risks of formaldehyde hidden in the flooring imported from China for the nation's biggest supplier of discount flooring, there have been some fears that other companies are following the same practices to increase profit margin. We have no reservations about the fact that our supplier CaliBamboo is the best in the business not only in the safety of the product but quality and service as well. Plus the good thing is – the numbers back it up:
The Calibamboo flooring that we supply offers a 50-year warranty which is two decades longer than the main competitor. Offering a guarantee on a product for this long only shows the confidence and belief that the company has in their bamboo flooring. Plus the warranty covers both the top surface and the structural integrity whereas the competitors 30-year offer has limited coverage.
A floorings Janka rating is exceptionally important because it is the hardness of the product. Harder woods are more resistant to scratches and dents and will last longer. While the integrity of wood is hard to deviate from, manufacturing processes can increase those testing results and CaliBamboo proudly supports a 5,500 pound rating compared to the competitors 2,789.
Part of what contributes to a products life and durability is the finish applied to the top. It's easy to skimp on this if a company is trying to save money but CaliBamboo boasts 10 coats of aluminum oxide where the competitor stops at 7.
CaliBamboo uses only 5-7 year harvested bamboo that has fully matured and has completely hardened and has maximum stability against moisture. The competitor speeds up their turnaround by harvesting the bamboo after only 3 years.
most importantly, the Calibamboo is safe. Test results for formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds that can cause illnesses registered at 0.03 PPM which is less than the air we breathe and 50X less than the strictest industry standards. Comparatively the top competitor had a .1PPM reading which fails all U.S and European testing standards. CaliBamboo makes available all their test results online for each of their products and is transparent as can be.
In summation, it's just not worth the risk with any other bamboo flooring than CaliBamboo. They have a strict quality control policy and abide by the most stringent testing procedures in the industry.
We trust them, you should too.
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