Guide to Bamboo Flooring Sydney

Timber and Bamboo flooring are better than ever. Humidity and environmental issues are all but eliminated in modern buildings. Talk to Knock Out Flooring.

Popular Bamboo Flooring Sydney

Bamboo has steadily grown in popularity over the last generation. This is because it is affordable and available in many colours; is can even be made to look like almost any classic wood.

Despite its resemblance to wood when processed bamboo is actually a grass. It is also one of the fastest growing plants on the earth, being ready for harvest after about 5 years of growth. This is a much shorter growing time than traditional timber, which requires several decades of growth before it can cut and used for building. Plus, the bamboo shaft regrows from the same root, so in need not be replanted.

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Environmental Bamboo Flooring and Timber Flooring Sydney

Harvesting of wood and bamboo is environmentally beneficial. While trees and bamboo grow that absorb carbon dioxide gas from the atmosphere. Most of this carbon dioxide stays stored in the timber or bamboo when it is used as a building material. More tress and bamboo can them be grown, which absorb more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Constantly growing bamboo and timber trees, and then harvesting them, removes far more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than leaving trees uncut. A fully grown tree does not absorb any more Carbon dioxide than it releases; fully grown forests are in equilibrium with regard to Carbon dioxide gas; new, growing forests absorb Carbon Dioxide until they reach maturity.

 

Types of Bamboo Flooring Sydney

There are two basic options for bamboo flooring:

Engineered Bamboo Planks – Engineered timber and bamboo is popular for flooring floors. The planks are designed to lock together, and installed over a foam/rubber underlay. As the bamboo isn’t attached to the subfloor the installation is quite quick.

Solid Bamboo – Solid bamboo is made and installed in manner similar to traditional hardwood. It is fastened with nails staples or adhesive to the wooden floor frame or subfloor. This is a time consuming installation process, but the results are extremely strong and durable, often lasting for decades. Because solid bamboo is prefinished it does not require lacquer or chemical treatment. It is often manufactured with ‘tongue and groove’ edges that lock together.

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Gundam Australia

Foreign media phenomena offer the best of both worlds for many local fans. They are not overexposed like the popular English based media we see every day, meaning we are not desensitized to their appeal, but they have already proved their appeal with a large audience, and have a considerable range of available merchandise. Japanese cultural phenomena sometime prove popular in English speaking countries. Anime is one example, Gundam being only one longer lasting example.

 Anime Series Gumdam Australia

The Gundam Anime (cartoon) series started on Japanese television in 1979. It was quite revolutionary at the time, featuring giant robot like vehicles, piloted by humans, in fairly realistic combat situations. Elements of this had existed before in cartoon, but Gundam combined the elements in a new way and proved far more popular that earlier programmes. Gundam has since branched off into more than two dozen television shows and films, and inspired many imitators. It has produced countless merchandizing lines.

Merchandise Gundam Australia

Merchandise Gundam Australia

Models from the Gundam series are a major part of the Phenomena’s success. The original series only returned from cancelation due to the popularity of the first model kits based on the show a year later. The many spinoffs owe their success to this first model range aimed at children. Many latter models continued to prove very successful, with various companies producing different model ranges aimed at older viewers, varying in scale and made from plastic, metal or resin.

 

Part of the appeal of a robot, or a robotic suit in this case, is the combination it has of vehicle and character. Even without knowing the backstory a robot suit has a certain innate appeal.

 

Gundam plastic kits Australia

Price Rite Mart carries an extensive range of Gundam Models.

 

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