What's New with Plyboo

Plyboo bamboo carved acoustic panels
June 23, 2014 - 14:13

Semihandmade-designed cabinet door featuring Plyboo bamboo panels faces an IKEA cabinet. www.plyboo.com and www.semihandmadedoors.com

June 21, 2014 - 12:53

We're exhibiting our new addition of stunning decorative panels (Reveal, Linear and Sound) at the Dwell on Design conference in Los Angeles.

Click here for Dwell specials.

Bamboo flooring for your nursery
April 30, 2014 - 16:53

Before you bring your little one home for the first time, it's important to think about constructing a nursery.

Architect / Designers

Bamboo flooring for architects/designers

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Industry Case Studies

See how architects and designers have put Plyboo products to work in settings both large and small.

CEU Course for AIA Credit

Continue your education in bamboo flooring and plywood.

Info & CSI Specifications

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Ways to Use Plyboo

plyboo neopolian, bamboo flooring, green building materials

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.

Bamboo flooring: strand explained

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. 

Palm flooring from coconut and palm trees

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.

Best Sellers

Hardwood bamboo flooring

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.

Zebra patterned bamboo flooring: Neopolitan

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.

Hardwood bamboo flooring: dark strand

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.

Amber bamboo plywood

Plyboo’s Edge Grain bamboo plywood has been a top seller season after season.

Amber bamboo flooring

Much like Amber Edge Grain Bamboo Plywood, our bamboo flooring draws many fans.

Videos About Our Products

Learn more about our bamboo flooring and plywood with these helpful videos, which include detailed explanations and even a few suggestions and tips.

Blog & Events

Ebbies nominated for Recology for our bamboo flooring

We're proud to announce our nomination for the Recology & Wells Fargo Emerging Growth Award!

Our hardest bamboo flooring gets glamorous

Your boots were made for walking all over our Stiletto strand bamboo floors. Stiletto is as fashion forward as you are, and it’s just as tough. Its timelessness, however, doesn’t end with its attractiveness. Stiletto is built to stand up to whatever you put down.

Bamboo flooring in the raw


After the arrival of spring, I received call from a friend who asked me to accompany him and some friends on a hike into the forest to harvest spring bamboo sprouts.

General Manager of Southeast Asian General Operations and long time resident of the East, Steve Sandor lives in China at the edge of a great bamboo forest.  In the next two blogs, we follow Steve as he hunts for and prepares a meal of bamboo.

Plyboo: Innovations in Bamboo + Palm

Do you have a passion for sustainability? Plyboo is your source for green, sustainable building materials for home or commercial use. All Plyboo products are performance and emissions tested by independent, third-party labs located here in the United States. Smith & Fong PlybooPure products pass California Section 01350, the most stringent emissions standards currently available anywhere.