Use around swimming pools
When Bamboo X-treme is used around swimming pools, one needs to take into consideration the fact that natural, wood-like products, like bamboo, are not always ideal to walk upon barefoot. Like all wood types used outdoors, there will be a risk of splinters, however smaller for Bamboo X-treme than for most tropical hardwoods. Regular oil treatment (more frequently around swimming pools) will be necessary to reduce splintering. Also, regular maintenance with a silicium carbid broom or a surface polisher will be necessary to further prevent splintering and to keep the surface smooth.
Color and appearance
Bamboo X-treme is a natural product, of which structure and appearance may vary. The color will change in time, depending on applied maintenance and use. The boards have a dark brown color after installation, which will fade in a few weeks’ time. Without treatment, the material will grey (like most wood types do). If the original brown color is preference, the deck boards need to be treated with water based teak oil (e.g. WOCA Exclusive). Immediately after installation, 1 or 2 layers of oil must be applied.