Bamboo floor planks are cut wider and laid in a way where the nodes, or knuckles, are more visible. Commonly referred to as horizontal grain.
aka: floating, float
An installation method used when a floor is placed on top of an underlayment but remains unattached to the subfloor. This is considered an easy and quick method of installation.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a non-profit group that promotes the responsible use of forests around the world. It has designated bamboo as a "non-timber forest product."
A chemical compound used in the flooring industry to produce a hard resin/glue that adheres to plywood, veneers, particleboard and other wood products. Formaldehyde is a volatile organic compound (VOC) and can induce allergy-like symptoms and illness when inhaled or upon contact.