bamboo forest

from bamboo plant to product

Transforming a hollow bamboo stem into a high quality MOSO® product -
how is it done?


With nearly 20 years of experience in the bamboo industry,
MOSO manages the production process to perfection.

stem to strip

After four to five years, bamboo stems are ready for harvest. Tropical hardwoods take many many years to reach maturity, making bamboo a far better ecological choice. After harvesting, the bamboo stems are split lengthwise into strips, and the outer skin (bark) is removed. By nature, the strips are a light yellow color, but can they be steamed to a light brown color (caramel) if desired.

assembly of strips

After drying, strips are assembled in many different ways, producing end products with various looks.

Plain Pressed (PP)

Bamboo strips are positioned horizontally and glued together. This creates an elegant line pattern with the characteristic bamboo nodes clearly visible.

Side Pressed (SP)

Bamboo strips are positioned vertically and glued together. This creates a narrow line pattern with the bamboo nodes visible in a subtle way.

High Density® ​(HD)

Here the bamboo strips are pressed and glued under extremely high pressure. This compression increases the density from 43.7 lbs/ft3 (700kg/m3) to more than 71.79 lbs/ft3 (1150kg/m3) which makes the final product much harder. The look of High Density® bamboo is unique. It largely resembles wood with the typical “flames,” and the bamboo nodes are only slightly visible.

High Density® bamboo production

Flexible (F)

Bamboo strips are connected using a flexible latex or fabric backing. Both 0.7" (17 mm) wide solid strips and 2" (50 mm) wide veneered strips can be used.

Forest

The bamboo stem is flattened to create the top layer of a solid bamboo board. The result is a very strong and hard floor with the unique, original look of the bamboo stem.