Bamboozle Bamwood vs Solid compressed bamboo flooring


When you are doing your research you will find a number of companies in Perth selling this solid compressed bamboo flooring, it’s usually called compressed grain bamboo (or composite bamboo boards).

The Problem

In fact, we were one of the companies that first introduced this product to Perth a number of years ago. To our surprise at the time, we had a number of our customers calling us very distressed that their beautiful floor had started to cup on the surface. In addition, this was happening just a few short months after installation. Past experiences have shown us that this product is not suitable for Australian conditions.

The Ultimate Reason

As we discovered, the structure of the solid compressed bamboo flooring grain board is fundamentally flawed. The grain only runs the length of the board. And there is nothing to stop it distorting across the face of the board. This is even worse under Australia’s extreme conditions. There are some companies in Perth that import this style of board. They are adamant that this problem is only due to moisture in your slab. Therefore they insist that put a moisture barrier down first will solve the problem.

It is our experience that this is just not true. Actually, it is the structure of the board that is flawed. A classic case was our original showroom floor cupped only months after being installed. Even though there was no measurable moisture in the slab. Interestingly the factories that produce solid compressed bamboo floors are aware of this problem.

The Real Frustration

In most cases, the floors required sanding and polishing to flatten them again. Obviously it is not a nice process. Firstly, it is quite dusty and smelly. Secondly, it required the customer to move out of the house for a week or so – which is obviously a little distressing. In a couple of instances, the floors cupped so severely that they had to be ripped out and replaced – which was even worse for the customer.

Of course, all these floors are covered by our lifetime warranty, and we showed the integrity to follow through on all our obligations.

And obviously, this is something we all want to avoid… isn’t it?


In order to solve these problems. Bamboozle scientists developed our own patented technology for the production. Bamboozle’s flooring is in essence, a stabilised three-layered floorboard made of premium-grade bamboo. By cross-layering the product, it allows us to produce wider and longer boards, while utilising the less attractive parts of the same timber, for the sides and bottom layers. This leaves the best-looking piece for the top. Click here to check out more details about our SOLID STABILISED flooring technology.

1. No cheap substitutes

Each layer uses the same bamboo, creating superior stability and a higher resistance to termites.

2. Hand selected boards

Only the highest grade boards are selected for the top layer, creating colour consistency and a beautiful looking floor.

3. Patented hardwood core

Our unique engineering method stabilises the board and prevents movement of the bamboo, which can result in cupping and shrinking.

4. Totally sustainable

No part of the bamboo block is wasted. No other materials are required to construct our floorboards.

5. Hard wearing coating

Our custom formulated coatings bring our floors to life, highlighting their natural beauty and protecting them from damage.

6. Resandable

Our boards have a thick surface layer which can be sanded multiple times. Bamboozle floors are designed to last a lifetime.

7. Low emissions

We use very low emission glue that is safe in your home and guarantees the boards do not delaminate. There is also no need for coatings to be applied in your home.

8. Moisture resistant

Our patented core design prevents moisture getting into the board. We then coat the entire board in a moisture barrier for added protection.


Bamboozle have had many years of supplying and installing quality bamboo floors to the new home and renovation market, either conventional bamboo grain or “Bamwood” – a bamboo flooring that’s over 70% harder than jarrah, and gives the look and feel of conventional timber flooring. Bamboo flooring today is mostly supplied pre-finished and stuck direct onto concrete. Furniture can be moved back after only several hours, reducing disruption for renovators.

Bamboo flooring has all the attributes of quality timber flooring. Including a warm look and feel to suit the most discerning of owners, and a look that can be improved after many years of service. If necessary, we can even give a traditional finish by sanding & polishing. As far as health and cleanliness is concerned, bamboo flooring scores high marks. Pets are disinclined to mess a hard floor, but it can be easily cleaned. However, pets can find bamboo floors a bit slippy when rushing about!

Bamboozle Bamwood flooring is scratch resistant and easy to clean. Many owners opt to use Enjo microfibre mops or a steam mop occasionally. The tight fixing method also means that an accidental spillage of red wine is readily cleaned up leaving no evidence!


Flooring is the only part of your home you touch at almost every moment of every day. Therefore while looks are important, so too is the sense of touch. Fortunately, we’ve taken all these into account. To the eye, our premium bamboo flooring has a natural glow other floors can’t match. In addition, bamboo floors give homes a beautiful flow from room to room, due to its unique grain. Our customers keep telling us all the time that their bamboo flooring makes them feel good about their home. It touches their hearts as well as their toes. The fact that bamboo is forest-friendly will make you feel even better.


We promise your bamboo floor will be:

  • Breathtakingly beautiful and add a new feeling of warmth to your home.
  • Manufactured to exacting standards and perfectly suited to Australian conditions (it won’t warp, cup, crack or split).
  • Installed to exacting standards of fit, finish and appearance.


We promise we will:

  • Give you honest, professional advice so you can confidently choose a bamboo floor that matches your home & lifestyle.
  • Keep you regularly informed at all times leading up to and during the installation process.
  • Be on time, respectful, well presented, courteous and professional at all times.
  • Make installation a quick, clean and efficient process.
  • Leave your new floor spotless and your home clean and tidy.
  • Treat your home and new floor as if they were our own.
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