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Bamboo Flooring Quiz
by Staff
Bamboo flooring is both trendy and eco-friendly. Test your knowledge on bamboo flooring with this bamboo flooring quiz at HowStuffWorks.

How long does it take for a cut bamboo stalk to grow back to its mature height?

  • 2-4 years
  • 3.5-7 years
  • 10-15 years

Bamboo is a type of what?

  • Grass
  • Fir tree
  • Deciduous tree

Which of the following is not a type of bamboo flooring?

  • Natural bamboo
  • Carbonized bamboo
  • Sanded bamboo

Carbonizing bamboo decreases the floor's strength by what percent?

  • 8-10 percent
  • 20-25 percent
  • 50 percent

In horizontal bamboo construction, how many strips of bamboo are typically used in each board?

  • 5
  • 10
  • 15

In vertical bamboo construction, how many strips of bamboo are typically used in each board?

  • 17
  • 19
  • 21

Which type of bamboo flooring construction is the most environmentally friendly?

  • Vertical
  • Horizontal
  • Woven

How many different varieties of bamboo are known to exist?

  • 14
  • 140
  • 1400

Which of the following should not be used to install bamboo flooring?

  • Screws
  • Nails
  • Staples

Which of the following is not bad for bamboo flooring?

  • Wax
  • Direct sunlight
  • Dry air