Install a Bamboo Deck with PlybooDex

January 27, 2012 in Bamboo Flooring

Our Canadian distributor, Taproot, raced the coming snow to complete their bamboo deck in preparation for next spring.  Imagine the satisfaction when the grey clouds part and summer is in full swing.

After seeing PlybooDex at a tradeshow, they knew they wanted to sun themselves on it next summer.  They ordered the bamboo deck and deck fasteners and set to work, camera in tow. Before getting started, the built a base out of lumber.  The two decided they wanted it to be installed in two levels, so it appears that the deck floats towards the house.

They documented the installation of their Plyboo bamboo deck with photographs, which we put into a sweet little video outlining a few tips and tricks to improve your decking install.

Enjoy!

Quieter Flooring with PlybooQuiet

January 12, 2012 in Bamboo Flooring



Above is a diagram of PlybooQuiet. The 1/8” recycled rubber pad keeps heavy footsteps and other daily noises at bay.

 

Plyboo is your provider of sustainable, formaldehyde free flooring. The company now offers rest to weary minds and ears with it’s sound reducing pad, PlybooQuiet. PlybooQuiet absorbs the pitter patter of little and not so little feet in your multi-level home, apartment, and condo.  It enhances any living situation where there are feet overhead by drastically reducing the sounds of walking, playing, and all the little knocks of everyday life.

PlybooQuiet is an excellent choice for apartment buildings, condominiums, and single family homes with more than one level because of its sound absorbing ability.  Here’s how it works:

Roll out PlybooQuiet and and then install your Plyboo bamboo floor on top.  That’s it.

The padding absorbs the sound on top, thereby making the room that you’re in and the rooms underneath you less noisy.  A major selling point at the tradeshows was our in-house sales rep’s “silent stilettos.” The pad absorbed the sound of the clicking of her heels to the amazement of tradeshow participants.

You can use PlybooQuiet with any Plyboo bamboo floor or Durapalm palm floor.

Plyboo flooring is formaldehyde free.  It is SoyBond manufactured with 100% bamboo and a natural, soy adhesive.  Pair the Plyboo SoyBond floor with PlybooQuiet’s 93% post consumer recycled rubber subfloor system and you’ve not only eased your conscience, you’ve eased your ears into a world of quiet.

Play with limitless combinations you can make by paring Plybooquiet with any Plyboo bamboo floor, Durapalm or Deco palm floor.  Plyboo bamboo flooring and PlybooQuiet acoustical underlayment system work together harmoniously while keeping things green.

On top, Plyboo flooring is SoyBond manufactured with 100% bamboo and a natural, soy adhesive that is 100% formaldehyde free.  While underneath it all, PlybooQuiet’s 93% post consumer recycled rubber has not only eased your conscience, but delivered ears into a world of quiet.

5 Things You Can Do with Plyboo Bamboo Plywood

January 12, 2012 in FAQ series

Ever wonder how people dream up so many amazing products using Plyboo’s bamboo plywood? Check out this quick list of things you can do with bamboo in your home, office, and many more environments.

1.)Bamboo Cabinets

Plyboo bamboo plywood can be used to create beautiful bamboo cabinetry for your kitchen or bathroom space. Smith & Fong Co.’s Plyboo brand bamboo plywood is made of 100% rapidly renewable bamboo. This bamboo plywood can be cut and sanded using conventional woodworking equipment and offers excellent dimensional stability. The natural beauty of bamboo cabinetry adds a luxurious touch to your home while providing you with a clean, green alternative to other products.

There is a diverse range of bamboo options for your cabinetry needs. Each one as durable and versatile as the other. Plyboo’s architectural grade plywood is fully customizable and can be fashioned into any look that is desired. Whatever your family’s needs, there is a bamboo plywood appropriate product in stock.

Plyboo’s bamboo plywood passes the California Section 01350 emissions test (the most stringent test for emissions currently administered), is CARB compatible and is also available as PlybooPure (a Urea-Formaldehyde Free product), SCS Indoor Advantage Gold, and FSC Pure (100% of the product comes from an FSC Certified Forrest).

2.)Bamboo Kitchens

Renovate your kitchen with bamboo cabinets made with Plyboo’s architectural grade bamboo plywood. Plyboo bamboo plywood is 100% rapidly renewable bamboo that can be custom crafted or designed into the cabinets that will complete your dream kitchen. Your builder or fabricator can easily cut and sand bamboo plywood using conventional woodworking equipment.

In addition to its ease of use, Plyboo’s bamboo plywood has a beautiful edge that can be left exposed or finished with our edge banding. Plyboo’s bamboo plywood passes the California Section 01350 emissions test (the most stringent test currently administered), is CARB compatible and is also available PlybooPure (Urea-Formaldehyde Free), SCS Indoor Advantage Gold, and FSC Pure (100% of the product comes from an FSC Certified Forest).

3.)Bamboo Furnishings

Complete your project with architectural grade bamboo, perfect for furniture and custom furnishings. Plyboo bamboo plywood is a popular choice for hobbyists, builders, and furniture designers alike. Use Plyboo bamboo plywood in your custom furniture designs for its versatility in design applications, durability, and ease of use. Plyboo makes the highest quality bamboo plywood that is compatible with all of your woodworking equipment. Our bamboo plywood is an open grained material that takes stains and finishes exceptionally well.

Plyboo bamboo plywood has been used to make bamboo bikes, beds, cutting boards, light fixtures, ipad covers and so much more. Whatever your project, Plyboo bamboo plywood will have the right green building option for you.

Smith & Fong Co.’s Plyboo brand bamboo plywood passes the California Section 01350 emissions test (the most stringent test currently administered), is CARB compatible and is also available PlybooPure (Urea-Formaldehyde Free), SCS Indoor Advantage Gold, and FSC Pure (100% of the product comes from an FSC Certified Forrest).

4.)Bamboo Accessories

Plyboo has several bamboo flooring accessories to complete the look of your newly installed bamboo floor. These accessories offer a smooth transition to another room as well as protect the walls, reduce the space underneath doorways, and complete the decorative look of Plyboo’s bamboo flooring up a stairwell. Plyboo’s bamboo accessories include: stair nosing, reducers, t-molding, baseboards, base shoes, thresholds, and stair steps in all of the offered bamboo surfaces.

5.)Bamboo Stairs

There are many sustainable, yet aesthetically appealing possibilities with bamboo for your stairway. Each offers a great deal of versatility and there is a solution for every price range. Whether you’re using existing bamboo flooring with our bamboo stair nosing, purchasing a bamboo stair step for one easy install, or custom building a staircase out of Plyboo bamboo plywood. Like all of Plyboo’s products, the options for cleaner air quality, responsible forestry, and rapidly renewable materials are abundant. Work with your fabricator to design the bamboo staircase you desire.