Building Materials Leader BuildDirect Launches New Trendsetting Floors: Handscraped French Bleed Bamboo Flooring

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Floors with a French bleed edge are usually associated with a hardwood floor, not bamboo. BuildDirect has brought this new choice in bamboo flooring to North America so that flooring consumers can benefit from the board edge effects of hardwood floors, along with the stability and eco-friendliness of bamboo.

This is an exciting launch for us, because we know that flooring consumers want the look, the performance, and the 'green factor' in their floors. This new line offers all of that, as well as a unique design that brings out the beauty in each board, and in the floor surface overall.

Online flooring manufacturer-wholesaler BuildDirect has introduced horizontal style handscraped bamboo floors with a French bleed edge to the North American market under their Yanchi brand. This unique product allows for the visual effects of hardwood floors, along with the unique stability and eco-friendliness of bamboo flooring.

BuildDirect Co-Founder Robert Banks explains the significance of this unique product. "This is an exciting launch for us, because we know that flooring consumers want the look, the performance, and the 'green factor' in their floors. This new line offers all of that, as well as a unique design that brings out the beauty in each board, and in the floor surface overall."

One major feature of these new [handscraped bamboo floors] that helps to achieve this effect is the French bleed edge, which is usually a feature of hardwood flooring. The edge design is defined by stained bevels between each flooring board surface. This adds depth and dimension to an already attractive surface.

"French bleed edges really make a floor 'pop'," says Banks. "It gives consumers a traditional yet stylish effect to suit pretty much any décor. And now with bamboo, consumers are benefiting from stable and decorative flooring that is the product of innovative green thinking, too."

BuildDirect offers four choices in bamboo floors with French bleed edges - Cognac, Burgundy, Champagne, and Bordeaux - all finished with thirteen coats of aluminum oxide for maximum durability. All selections are protected by a 25-year residential finish warranty, and a lifetime structural warranty.

About BuildDirect
BuildDirect is the world's leading online manufacturer/wholesaler of building materials. Since its start in 1999, the company has established a reputation for offering quality building supplies at the lowest pricing possible. BuildDirect currently operates in 60 countries on six continents. BuildDirect has developed the single most cost effective distribution channel in the building products industry for products such as flooring, roofing, decking, siding and countertops.

BuildDirect is based in Vancouver, Canada with distribution sites all over the United States, and is a member of the Canadian Green Building Council and the US Green Building Council.
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