Bamboo Decking Is Durable And Sustainable

July 20, 2015

An outdoor deck adds comfort and convenience to any home. It gives us a chance to go outside to sit around the pool or practice our grilling skills. Wood decking is strong but requires constant attention to apply sealers or stains. Traditional composite decking is not very eco-friendly. It requires a lot of energy and chemicals to produce. Sadly, it is not as strong as wood so it requires supporting structures every 12 inches instead of the normal 16 on center spacing.

Bamboo decking by Cali Bamboo may be the answer. “We are proud to offer this beautiful new composite decking option that has the look and feel of real wood while maintaining our core principles of sustainability,” said Jeff Goldberg, founder and CEO of Cali Bamboo. “The co-extruded InfinityShield™ covering is what allows us to add a natural wood grain texture with distinct rays and knots.”

Cali Bamboo TruOrganics™ 3G composite decking is made from 60% recycled bamboo fibers and 40% recycled HDPE plastics. It is denser than other leading composites and is 3.5 times stronger, according to independent testing. It has specially engineered cylindrical chambers that run the length of each board, increasing tensile strength by 35% while reducing overall weight by 20%.  TruOrganics™ 3G composite decking is easy to install with a hidden fastener system and is backed by a 10-year commercial and 25-year residential warranty.

This decking is available in two colors: Royal Gray, a sleek and contemporary color, and Sienna, a warm, earthy brown reminiscent of genuine lumber. The 8’ boards feature reversible sides with textures designed to mimic the natural wood grain of oak and elm wood, giving homeowners endless design possibilities.

Cali Bamboo manufactures green building materials made primarily of bamboo — one of the world’s most durable, sustainable and renewable materials. Founded in 2004, the company has become a model of how individuals, businesses and communities can implement modern design while maintaining structural strength and environmental integrity. Cali Bamboo strives to make a positive difference in the future of the planet.


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Stephen Hanley

lives in Rhode Island and writes about topics at the convergence of technology and ecology. You can follow him on Google + and Twitter.
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