Bambusa Bambos A Material For Floorboard


Steiner Rudolf
Padditey Eugene
Kwame Kyere


For Ghana to fully exploit the potentials of the bamboo resource available to her,   it is necessary to experiment with the sympodial bamboo available, holding on to the structural strength, durability and aesthetic quality of the bamboo. Studies made, indicate that over 90% of manufacturers in the Bamboo industry in Ghana do not know that bamboo can be processed into floorboards. This is so, because most bamboo craft manufacturing industries have not experimented with the available local sympodial bamboo to create floorboards.  This study has experimented with Bambusa Bambos, a sympodial bamboo to produce a sample floorboard for adoption in the affordable housing projects in Ghana.