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Terrace and system installed in one click
The Grad system and Bamboo X-treme® Decking are made for each other. With the quick and easy to install Grad system, combined with Bamboo X-treme® Decking boards, you get an ecological and beautiful terrace that lasts for years. The substructure is an important part of the terrace, often neglected. In addition to Bamboo X-treme® joists, MOSO® also recommends installation with the Grad system.
MOSO® by Grad is a patented and unique solution to install Bamboo X-treme® Decking on aluminium profiles. The specially profiled Bamboo X-treme® Decking board have a smooth and slightly curved surface, which allows natural water drainage without the need to create a slight slope when installing the structure. Thanks to the Grad clip the installation is invisible and removable. The Grad clip is the only invisible fastening system tested and validated by the FCBA (French Wood Technical Institute). The Grad clip celebrates its 12th anniversary, 1,400,000 m² of terrace installed and 100% satisfaction, for this system!
Installing Bamboo X-treme® Decking on the Grad system has many advantages, such as:
A unique heat treatment process, called Thermo-Density®, provides Bamboo X-treme® with the highest durability class possible within the appropriate EU norms*. The Thermo-Density® process modifies and removes sugar molecules which are naturally present in untreated bamboo. With this treatment, bamboo is no longer a food source for fungi and micro-organisms. Furthermore, the process increases the density – making the bamboo planks very hard.
*) Class 1 for EN350 / CEN/TS 15083-2, Class 0 for EN152 and Class 4 for EN335
Bamboo X-treme® Decking is very stable, as a result of the thermo treatment combined with High Density® compression of the bamboo strips. Even after many years after installation, Bamboo X-treme® boards stay straight, as many reference projects show. The boards are more stable than any tropical hardwood. Therefore the installation can be done without gaps between the head sides, which not only looks very appealing, but is also much faster and easier to install compared to non-profiled decking boards.
The decking boards in the Bamboo X-treme® collection have many characteristics similar to (tropical) hardwood. However, Bamboo X-treme® boards are made from the fast growing Moso bamboo, a rapidly renewable resource that not only grows very fast (up to 1 meter per day!) but does not result in deforestation after harvesting, as the plant does not die when the stems are harvested. Like any hardwood species, when exposed to UV, Bamboo X-treme® will turn grey over time. A beautiful, natural look will appear that is similar to weathered hardwood.
Discover how fast Bamboo X-treme® Decking is installed with the Grad system. Easy to install with a system of pre-assembled clips on aluminium rails and pedestals for varying heights (for a terrace with a maximum height of 400 mm). It is a proven and tested system.
Discover more about MOSO® Bamboo Decking and why bamboo is the building material of the future in our extensive bamboo blogs!