MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® decking boards are made from compressed, thermally treated bamboo strips. Bamboo X-treme® is suitable for outdoor applications, especially as decking. The extreme stability of the material ensures a very durable bamboo surface or outdoor living area, with the natural appearance of hardwood. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on this planet and is an abundantly available building material. All solid MOSO® Bamboo Products have a negative carbon footprint over the complete life cycle and are therefore the sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood that is becoming scarce.
The decking boards in the Bamboo X-treme® collection have many characteristics similar to (tropical) hardwood. However, Bamboo X-treme® boards are made from the quick growing Moso bamboo, a rapidly renewable resource that not only grows incredibly fast (up to 3 feet per day!) but does not result in deforestation after harvesting because the plant does not die when the stems are harvested. Like any hardwood species that is exposed to the weather, Bamboo X-treme® will turn gray over time, creating a beautiful, natural look similar to weathered hardwood.
After installation, facades with Bamboo X-treme® Siding do not require any periodic maintenance at all, which results in huge time and cost savings. Bamboo X-treme® Siding withstands temperature changes with hardly any shrinking and swelling. Thanks to the extremely high stability, the boards will stay flat and in place unlike other natural materials. The original characteristics of the material rival the best hardwoods. Just like all hardwoods, bamboo turns gray over time, creating an attractive natural look.
MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® Decking and Siding boards have been tested and approved for use in Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) zones. The first and only bamboo decking and Siding can therefore be applied in commercial and domestic applications, in all regions in the US. Thanks to the unique Thermo-Density® production process, the material is fire resistant without the use of ecologically unfriendly and expensive fire retardants.
Thanks to our unique heat treatment process called Thermo-Density®, Bamboo X-treme® achieves the highest durability class possible within the appropriate European norms.* The Thermo-Density® process modifies and removes sugar molecules which are naturally present in untreated bamboo. With this treatment bamboo is no longer a food source for fungi and micro-organisms. Furthermore, the process increases the density - making the bamboo planks very hard.
* Class 1 for European norm 350 / CEN/TS 15083-2, Class 0 for European norm 152 and Class 4 for European norm 335.
Bamboo X-treme® decking is very stable, as a result of the thermo treatment combined with High Density® compression of the bamboo strips. Even after many years after installation, Bamboo X-treme® boards stay straight, as many reference projects show. The boards are more stable than any tropical hardwood and therefore can be produced with head side tongue and groove connection. That is why the installation can be done without gaps between the head sides, which not only looks very appealing, but is also much faster and easier to install compared to non-profiled decking boards.
With the MOSO® clips installing the deck is quick and easy. The clips are placed in the grooves at the sides and screwed into the sub beams. With this method it is not necessary to predrill the decking boards.
We recommend yearly cleaning of your deck to remove loose dirt and debris. If you desire to keep the rich chocolate brown color, in addition to yearly cleaning we recommend a recoating with Messmer's Bamboo Finish Oil. Annual maintenance and cleaning should be done with a stiff bristle brush.