We also offer our customers a solid compressed board option that comes fully guaranteed. Unlike the engineered compressed bamboo with its cross-laminated centre layer, the solid board is simply a solid piece of compressed material.
The solid compressed board is only a 96mm wide board and being a narrower surface distance of the board it does not require a cross layer as the 120mm wide engineered board. It has been proven that both boards can cup regardless it is engineered or solid. Factors to take into consideration are if the moisture content is not suitable for Australia conditions, the sub-floor was not treated with a moisture barrier, the installation of the floor was poorly done or the overall quality of the board was not tested to a certified standard, all be contributing factors to poor performance in these boards.
It is true however, solid compressed board is cheaper to manufacture than the engineered compressed boards as it manufactured on a larger scale throughout the world, unlike the engineered compressed which is more labour intensive to make and exported on a considerable smaller scale.