Thomas MacDonald travels to San Francisco, CA for a quick tour of Smith & Fong, makers of Plyboo, a sustainably manufactured bamboo plywood.
PlybooQuiet is an underlayment system specifically designed to reduce noise in a multi-level residence. PlybooQuiet transforms any living space into a sanctuary of tranquility. Testing at a 60 IIC rating with a drop ceiling, PlybooQuiet will significantly reduce noise between floors solving noise abatement issues.
Architect / Designers
Strand bamboo is not cut into strips and laminated like edge grain and flat grain bamboo flooring. Instead, it's shredded, crushed, and mixed with a liquid adhesive. Under heat and high pressure, the mixture is cooked and compressed into lumber that is ultimately milled into flooring.
The result is one of our toughest floors yet, three times harder than red oak and perfect for busy commercial locations.
Plyboo manufactures a variety of bamboo flooring, plywood and paneling, but when it comes right down to it, what we offer are versions of flat grain, edge grain and strand bamboo.
We’ll get to strand in another article, but for now let’s differentiate between flat grain and edge grain bamboo.
Cut into the opposing side of the coconut palm tree, equal distances apart and wooded over, the wedges almost look natural. But they aren’t natural. They are footholds carved into the tree, allowing harvesters to more easily climb the tree and harvest the coconuts.
“If you’re looking for lumber, you hate to see steps chopped into the tree trunk. It make the wood less valuable, but you have to understand that the primary mission of these trees is to produce coconuts,” Said Angus Stocks, president of Smith & Fong Plyboo, a San Francisco Company that makes flooring and plywood out of over-aged coconut palms.
The need to design a bamboo floor that shattered the stereotypes has arrived. Being strong wasn’t enough; this new floor had to be striking. On one hot New York City day, Stiletto was born. This floor takes bamboo flooring to the next level with its color, texture and style.
Take a walk on the wild side with Neopolitan strand bamboo flooring, our most popular bamboo floor for 5 years running. People can’t get enough of the zebra striped floor, which explains why it can be found in countless homes, offices, and stores.
Hot on the heels of our popular Neopolitan strand bamboo floor, Havana strand appeals to the more subdued clientele. The dark strand floor has garnered attention of Dwell, Sunset.
Plyboo’s Edge Grain bamboo plywood has been a top seller season after season.
It’s all in the family with Plyboo’s vertical grain bamboo products. Much like Amber Edge Grain