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Cali Bamboo Adds Paneling, Wainscoting to Green Product Line
November 27, 2007 - SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - Cali Bamboo, the company dedicated to saving the planet one customer at a time, has added paneling and wainscoting to its extensive line of environmentally friendly bamboo products for the home and garden. Also new from Cali Bamboo are marbled flooring and plywood and all-natural bamboo candles.
Cali Bamboo paneling is a simple and affordable solution to covering walls, ceilings, bars and wainscoting. Constructed by securing uniform bamboo slats to a thin mesh fabric, bamboo panels add a rustic sense of nature to any decor or theme. The panels come in variety of colors and patterns, so that whatever the theme, Cali Bamboo has a panel that will fit virtually any need. The panels can be attached to surfaces using standard adhesive products or a brad nailer.
Cali Bamboo paneling products are 4 feet wide and 8 feet long. The bamboo slats that comprise the panels are uniformly 11/16 inch wide and attach to a mesh fabric backing that rolls up for easy handling.
"Our paneling is attractive, easy to install and made from a material that is good for the environment," said Cali Bamboo President, Jeff Goldberg. "The paneling is ideal for do-it-yourselfers. And using bamboo instead of a non-renewable product helps reduce climate change."
Cali Bamboo's marbled, "fossilized" flooring offers commercial builders, interior decorators, remodelers and homeowners an alternative styling for the office or home. The marbled flooring is within Cali Bamboo's Fossilized Flooring SeriesTM, which has twice the density and strength of almost any other flooring in the world. Janka Hardness Test results average 3000 lbs./square inch, making it ideal for commercial applications, high traffic areas, radiant heat systems or anywhere else that an indestructible floor is required. Forged from a unique process that entails compressing and intertwining the fibers, a dense block of "fossilized" bamboo is formed. The block is then milled using precision, laser-guided machines before the final scratch-resistant curing phase.
Cali Bamboo's marbled bamboo plywood is a unique combination of both traditional bamboo plywood in combination with the "fossilized" flooring technology to create a bamboo plywood that is distinct and unique. This new kind of bamboo plywood offers commercial builders, interior decorators, remodelers and homeowners an alternative styling for the office or home.
Marbled bamboo plywood can be used as an alternative material for countertops, furniture board or cabinetry.
Cali Bamboo candles are hand-crafted in the U.S. using 100 percent all-natural materials. Each candle is made from hand-selected moso bamboo poles, which are then filled with a slow-burn wax made from coconut lime-scented 100 percent soybean oil and accented with a Feng Shui luck wealth coin. Since each section of bamboo is hand selected, hand finished and entirely unique, every candle is a one-of-a-kind. Cali Bamboo's new candles are easy to ship and make ideal, useful holiday gifts for eco-minded friends and family.
For more information on these new products, as well as the company's other bamboo products, visit the Cali Bamboo Web site at: www.calibamboo.com. Cali Bamboo's green products include bamboo fencing, flooring, plywood, thatch, rugs, and wall and ceiling coverings.
Bamboo has regenerative properties and is incredibly strong. No wood on earth grows faster than bamboo. It is a high-yield renewable resource and the environmentally sustainable. It can be continuously reharvested every three years without causing damage to the plant system and surrounding environment.
In contrast, trees typically used for conventional wood fencing or residential construction take 30 to 50 years to regenerate to their full mass. Hardwood forests also produce less oxygen, consume less carbon dioxide, and experience significant erosion following the harvest of trees -- all producing substantial long-term negative environmental effects.
Cali Bamboo is a San Diego green company operated by two surfing buddies who have been riding a giant wave of business success since launching their company in 2004. For founders Goldberg and Tanner Haigwood, a bamboo products company was the perfect fit: an environmentally friendly concept that could not only make them successful businessmen but also save the planet, "one customer at a time."
Earlier this year, Cali Bamboo donated $24,000 to "1% for the Planet," the organization working with businesses committed to creating a healthier planet. The funds benefited two San Diego-based environmental organizations and two groups focused on protecting rainforests.
About Cali Bamboo
Cali Bamboo's mission is to promote the use of bamboo as a new material for everyday products. The San Diego-based company was founded in 2004 to make a difference in the future of the planet by providing alternative, effective products made from renewable resources. www.calibamboo.com.