Bamboo is a multi-layer ply made from bamboo grown in the temperate bamboo forests of Eastern China. More information about the manufacture and background of our ply cored boards can be found by following the link to our Bamboo Material page. The board is composed of strips of bamboo glued together to form a flat surface and the layers are criss-crossed to reach the desired thickness. Finally the top is sanded and lacquered so the surface is flat and smooth. We classify the texture of this board as Light meaning you would be be able to easily write on it so it is more than fit for purpose as a desk material.
Although it is lacquered the board needs to be treated with some care. The edges and top can be dented or damaged by mis-handling which can leave permanent marking. Bamboo is a natural substance and so the colour and texture will vary from board to board.
As a natural product it is still possible the board will move and distort sightly after purchase although the interwoven ply structure will inhibit this to a large extent.