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What Are Tiger Strand-Woven Bamboo Floors?

tiger strand woven bamboo living room

It is with tremendous effort that I have refrained from using the word grrrrrrEAT! in the title of this blog post.  I am a sucker for a bad pun and pop culture reference all in one (hint to the non-generation X among you: this is Tony the Tiger‘s catchphrase for his favorite breakfast cereal as featured on TV commercials since the 50s …).

But in any case, I thought I’d talk a bit about tiger strand-woven floors because they are kind of great.  They provide a wild, random, bold and vibrant look to a space.  And the process by which they are made is a perfect model for sustainable flooring.


Tiger strand-woven bamboo floors are made when the parings of two kinds of bamboo floors – natural and carbonized – are literally woven together and pressed into a new type of bamboo floor.  As you know by now perhaps, natural bamboo is a blonde shade, and carbonized is closer to a caramel.  So, you can guess where tiger strand-woven might get its name, with random ‘stripes’ that are created by the process.


Bamboo flooring is known to be a ‘green floor’ for many reasons.  And tiger strand-woven adds to the list of reasons to support this position, given that there is almost zero-wastage involved in its manufacturing process.

Given that we’re going into a decade where sustainable building materials are likely to become more and more sought after than ever before, tiger strand-woven may be a potential superstar.


(Sorry, couldn’t help myself…)



Rob Jones

Rob serves as Blog Content Manager at BuildDirect, and is your humble Editor-In-Chief of BuildDirect Blog: Life At Home. Rob is also a writer, father, and music fan.


  1. Justin Morgan Reply to Justin

    Great Blog! Love Tiger strand-woven bamboo floors!!!!

    • Cheers, Justin

      Tiger strand doesn’t pull any punches on the design front. They tend to command attention. And with the green factor that defines them, and their hardness (all strand-woven floors are very hard-wearing in general) they’re a great choice.

      Thanks a lot for comments!

  2. A very interesting blog.
    I have some clients that acquired Siberian Larch, and I would recommend this site to them.

  3. Absolutely love the tiger strand! They give off an incredibly edgy, modern but really individual feel. Now to just convince my prehistoric mother to install it our house…

  4. very educational article! I found it very interesting. I visited a lot of my friends, who have installed Tiger Strand-Woven bamboo floors, they are very satisfied. For more in depth information, i recommend that you visit:

    Good Luck, Daryll

  5. I just purchased tiger strang bamboo for my small lake house renovation. I’m planning on using it everywhere except closets and bathroom. I will try to return and post pictures. Great post!


  6. alex pellegrini Reply to alex

    Tiger Strand-Woven Bamboo Floors …… hello .. my name is alex , if is posibilitii to give us a more information about the product.
    Is it eliminate masive if masive .. how thick.
    kind regards ALEX PELLEGRINI

  7. Bryan Wallwork Reply to Bryan

    Hello Rob,

    I am also a music fan, and I expect. like you, like listening to music (of all kinds). I also like building hifi, including turntables for vinyl replay. I am also a scientist and like to experiment and measure material properties. One of the things I measure is damping factor, or how fast sounds decay with time. I have measured quite a few materials, one of which is resinated bamboo. I have received some samples of Tiger woven stranded bamboo, and it performs extremely well, much better than any other natural woods.

    If used as a flooring, it won’t seem much different to other woods, as its the sound reflection that we are used to, but if hifi furniture, and particularly loudspeakers are placed on the tiger bamboo, I think you will find the sound becomes clearer, due to the excellent damping factor of this material.

    Try it and see for yourself.

    Kindest regards

    Bryan Wallwork

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