FAQ

FAQ

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How can a flat bamboo product be made from the round and hollow bamboo stem?
In short, the stems are split into various strips that are skinned and planed to acquire rectangular straight strips. These strips can be processed in various ways for different colours and are then pressed together to make a bamboo flooring board.
Is the panda bear threatened by the production of bamboo products?
Not at all. One should understand that the panda bears (both the small panda and the giant panda) live in the mountainous areas in the centre of China where they mainly use the lower species of bamboo as the main food source. Thus they live far away from the areas where the giant MOSO® bamboo species, used to produce bamboo products, grows. Furthermore, the MOSO® bamboo species is not even recognised as food by the panda bears. So the production of MOSO® bamboo products offers absolutely no danger to the panda!
Is bamboo an eco-friendly choice? Are bamboo forests cut down for the production of bamboo products?
Actually, the cutting of the bamboo is the most important ecological argument that makes bamboo so unique. Every single year the mother plant develops many new bamboo stems that grow to their full length up to 20 meters in only a few months. From there it takes the stem about 5 years to gain the required hardness for use in durable products. In a well-managed, mature bamboo plantation the 5 year old stems can therefore be harvested every year, while keeping the size of the forest intact. For more information about the eco-friendliness of MOSO® bamboo products please go to the sustainability section of this site.
Is bamboo flooring just as hard and durable as other kinds of flooring?
Absolutely. Regular plain pressed or side pressed bamboo flooring is even a bit harder than Oak, so the floor will last a very long time. The compressed High Density® version is even harder than the hardest tropical hardwood species and is therefore even applied in high traffic areas in commercial projects. Furthermore, all MOSO® bamboo flooring has a very thick top layer, which means that if wanted the floor may be sanded several times over time.
How to cooperate?
Please, address the PHOMI Headquarters in Europe which are also responsible for the EMEA region.
What is the best way to clean the PHOMI products surfaces?
Dust with a vacuum cleaner, or stronger contamination with the sponge and clean water or water jet.
Which are the special characteristics of the material?
Non-toxic, odorless; non-radioactive; anti-slip; flexible; very light and thin; decreasing up to 80% of the carbon footprint during the combined life-cycle of production, transportation, and application compared to the conventional materials; after the end of life-cycle can be returned into the arable land; water & fire resistant.
What other resistance capabilities the material has?
Water, acid and alkali resistance, A1 fire resistance.
What is the life-cycle of the PHOMI MCM material?
The material has withstood 3500 h of aging accelerated test equal to the 50 years of outdoor life expectancy (by this the upper age was still not reached). Together with this, the material has shown the freeze-thaw resistance suitable for the Nordic countries outdoor use.
Starting from which order volume the customized production can be possible?
Normally, the batch size should exceed 1000 m2.
Is the customized production possible?
Yes, for both in colors and dimensions.
What is the warranty of colors in case of artificial coloring of the products?
Unlike the natural clay that possessed the current look already for millions of years, normally the artificial colorants are not the same UV resistant and such pigments can start slowly to change the shade after 10-20 years (of course, this is highly dependent on which colorants quality you decide to use or the colorant technology development at the moment you decide to use it). So, basically, the warranty directly depends on the pigment type the customer decides to use.
Can PHOMI produce the additional to the natural color range products?
Yes, we can. In this case during such customized production on your order, we can add the special coloring agents to provide the product with figuratively any color or combination of colors you desire.
Which pigments PHOMI Group uses to color its products lines (PHOMI, UPHO, EKUMI)?
PHOMI for its standard assortment uses the mixture natural pigments combination of the 4 clay types (red, yellow, white, gray), 100% from the natural environment. The certificates for these four natural clay types are publicly available and you can download them from here. The clay (or combination of clays) provides the specific color to the product and constitutes its base. That is why our products are “colored-through” but on the other hand due to this during our standard production, we are slightly limited to the natural clay colors range.
What is UPHO?
UPHO [jú:fo] is a brand of the PHOMI Group. UPHO line is created out of the same materials and by the similar technology with standard PHOMI line. In the same time, it can be characterized by the larger panel size (typically 2,5 x 1,2 m), enhanced thickness and the specific textures. It can be said that UPHO is an upper line of PHOMI brand.
What is PHOMI?
PHOMI [fómi] is the brand of the international PHOMI Group with headquarters in Guangzhou, China. PHOMI Group is the inventor and nowadays holder of the standard of the MCM production.
What is PHOMI MCM?
MCM states for the “Modified Clay Material” of PHOMI brand.
Våtrum Wekla GreenEcoBoard
Våtrum Använd skivtjocklek 12 millimeter på regelavståndet c/c 560 millimeter för kakelbärande skivor. På högre regelavstånd används företrädesvis två lager. Skivan har goda vidhäftningsegenskaper och bör vara helt torr vid montering. Den är mögelresistent och inte baserad på organiska material. Primning rekommenderas.
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