Why choosing bamboo for gym?
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Sports Bamboo Floorings
A SMART, CHEAP AND ECOLOGICAL TREE. THE FUTURE OF LOWCOST
While talking about playground surfaces made of bamboo we simply
say bamboo sports floor, because from a botanical point of view
it cannot be called sports parquet, not in a traditional meaning
anyway. Our Company has always been paying attention to
Letís get to know bamboo and its use for sports floors better:
Bamboo is an ecological product, modern, strong and highly
wear-resistant. The cost is lower comparing to parquet that is
normally used for sports facilities. Bamboo sports floor for
gyms is a good alternative to traditional wood species,
excellent for gyms and sports centers.
Renewing and old gym through our solution with sports bamboo
floor is very easy and cheap; ďLow costĒ, a very popular term
that well represents this web site and bamboo too.
From a practical and botanical point of view, bamboo is
considered wood fibers. It's an evergreen tree, really strong.
It can be only few cm high, but can reach remarkable dimensions
(even 40 m high and 30 cm diameter); this tree can actually grow
up to 1 m a day.
Bamboo has a hollow but light and resistant fiber, that's why
it's used for several different purposes: hollow trunks are used
to make elementary water main, framework structures, weapons,
houses, containers, building timber; when broken, they're used
to make mats etc. The thinnest or the youngest trees are used
for sticks, umbrellas, furniture etc.
Some species are used as ornaments for gardens in the mildest
Some species are even used for food purposes.
Regeneration speed: although many believe bamboo is a tree, from
a botanical point of view it belongs to herbs family (namely
graminaceous), with a very fast growing process: during the
first year it can reach up to 15 meters height, whereas climax
is reached in about 4 years. It can be used after 3-5 years,
whereas normal trees need at least 20-30 years to reach their
maximum growth. Bamboo regenerates very quickly after every cut,
without being replanted and without fertilizers or pesticides.
It reaches the maximum height in 5-6 years and is therefore an
inexhaustible source for future sports surfaces, avoiding
damages to environment. There are over a thousand bamboo species
in the world. This differentiation makes it extremely adaptable
to several growing conditions.
Thatís why we can say that no trees are cut down to manufacture
sports bamboo floorings!
In good conditions a bamboo tree can grow up to 30 cm a night,
without fertilizers, and can reach 30 meters height. After the
cut, nature takes care of the regrowth, without replanting:
thatís why areas appointed for spontaneous growth or bamboo
culture do not face any deforestation risks. If you think common
wood has a 30 years old growth cycle, obviously choosing bamboo
floors means real help to nature sustainability.
SEICOM renovates its parquet floors range through two new kinds
of very popular sports surfaces simply made of bamboo top layer.
Within entry level series: model Trento, first step for a fast
and cheap sports floor.
Within performance series: model PRO AIR FLEX, with its
innovative Air Flex pad.
These two bamboo typologies come from our constant research,
aimed to offer sports floors always in the forefront, certified
and easy to make: this is the reason of the success collected by
our products in Italy and especially on foreign markets.