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Cali Bamboo Innovates With Hybrid™ Line of Next-Generation Hardwood Flooring
Cali Bamboo is introducing another world’s first in the hardwood flooring industry: An all-new Hybrid™ flooring line which utilizes Eco-Engineered™ technology to combine Fossilized® bamboo and sustainable eucalyptus.
“We conceptualized, designed and manufactured a product that answers the call for even wider plank format, without sacrificing the durability and sustainability Cali Bamboo is known for. The Hybrid™ line drives us forward as industry leaders, satisfies the demands of our customers, and differentiates our brand — all while making a huge impact on the future of our planet,” says Jeff Goldberg, Founder and CEO.
The Hybrid™ line uses exclusive, Eco-Engineered™ technology to combine a 13-layer, aluminum oxide, scratch-resistant finish with a wear layer of Fossilized® bamboo, a core comprised of cross-constructed eucalyptus, and a base of fast-growing, ubiquitous poplar.
This Cali Bamboo breakthrough is additionally fabricated using highly versatile, tongue-groove (T&G) milling for the purpose of installation flexibility–extending application to areas of the home previously unavailable to traditional hardwood flooring, including below grade rooms and basements.
Tanner Haigwood, Co-founder, states, “We are innovators: We saw a need, and we met it. We’ve upped the ante. This Hybrid™ line is something that has never been accomplished before. This is a landmark moment, not only for Cali Bamboo, but for the entire hardwood flooring industry.”
Coming in at a plank width of 7-½ inches, the Hybrid™ line has a notably striking, contemporary aesthetic. This ultra-wide planking–which fuses fast installation and modern design–is currently in high demand for pros and homeowners alike.
Not only is the line available in the four most popular Cali Bamboo colors, but also in three all-new colors named after California coastal communities: Napa, Malibu, and Catalina. The Coastal Series, rich with rustic character, is a clear tribute to the company’s southern California roots and passion to support and honor local communities.
With a deep bow to green initiatives and a subtle nod to communal influence, the Hybrid™flooring line capitalizes on years of forward-thinking, innovative strategy and an intensive focus on environmental responsibility that sets Cali Bamboo apart. Hybrid™ Flooring is now available on the Cali Bamboo website.
Hybrid™ Flooring in New Coastal Series Colors
About Cali Bamboo
Headquartered in San Diego, Cali Bamboo manufactures green building materials made primarily of bamboo — one of the world’s most durable, sustainable and renewable materials. Founded in 2004, the company has become a model of how individuals, businesses and communities can implement modern design while maintaining structural strength and environmental integrity. Cali Bamboo services residential and commercial building projects across North America with a wide range of products including bamboo flooring, fencing, composite decking, plywood and more. Included in the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest-growing private companies for the last 6 years, Cali Bamboo strives to make a positive difference in the future of the planet.
Do you carry an Ash pattern?
Do you carry a Marble pattern?
By Ash do you mean ash wood grain or ash gray color? We actually have a gray floor called Gray Ash. We discontinued our marbled flooring about 5 years ago, sorry.
my wife is in a 475 lb. power electric zero turn wheelchair. My question is what is the best floor to avoid joint separation from chair turning?
Total weight wife and chair approaching 700 lbs.
What is your subfloor? You probably want to avoid floating the floor, so if your subfloor is concrete, you’ll glue down and if you’re over plywood, nail down. You can glue down any of our floors, but you can only nail down the T&G milled options.
Do you have the composite for outdoor porches in tongue and groove? We have a home that is over 100 years. It has the tongue and groove, however, some needs replacing. We are considering composite, but would like to maintain the tongue and groove look.
No tongue and groove, just groove and groove and square edge.
Are these floors waterproof if placed in kitchens and near outside doorways?
No, the Hybrid Engineered flooring is not waterproof, but like our GeoWood line, it is moisture tolerant and well suited for areas of the home like kitchens, baths and below grade (basements). If you’re looking for waterproof options, check out our luxury vinyl plank flooring.
So does the Hybrid Engineered flooring have the same level of water resistance as the GeoWood line? Would either of them be better for a home on the water? We are in the Gulf coast of Florida on the sound so humidity is high and people sometimes walk in the house with wet feet.
Engineered beats solid bamboo and GeoWood beats engineered and vinyl beats them all.
Are the click lock hybrid products discontinued?
Yes, we only have T&G now.
What are the humidity limitations of your new Hybrid line? Wondering about expansion and shrinkage as I live in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Also, what is the Janka rating for the Hybrid line?
Unlimited, we warranty it installed anywhere as long as our installation guidelines are followed. Janka tests performed on the entire plank yielded results around 2000lbs. however, tests of the 4mm Fosslized™ wear layer by itself yielded results 4000 to 50000lbs. this is what we refer to as the engineered janka equivalent.