General about the Bamboo mat Tonkin
Our Tonkin bamboo mat in rolls are made of Tonkin bamboo canes with an average diameter of 5-15 mm. As standard, Tonkin bamboo mats are available in 300 cm width and 100, 150, 180 and 200 cm height. The Tonkin bamboo mat is easy to shorten, allowing you to easily adjust the length and width to suit your needs. Because of the variation in length, the mat can be used in the garden as well as indoors.
Our bamboo mats are very strong and a sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood. Tonkin bamboo mats can be used to refurbish an old garden fence, as wall and ceiling covering or as balcony partitions, among other things.
You can find more information on installing and fixing these Tonkin bamboo mats on rolls in the description of each product. If you have any questions or would like a customised quote, please do not hesitate to contact us. Of course, you are also welcome to come and take a look at the bamboo mats and pick them up immediately.
We recommend placing a Tonkin bamboo mat at least 5 mm off the ground so that it does not remain in direct contact with wet soil, as this can cause black discolouration over time. During installation, use, for example, an edging board on which the bamboo mat can rest.
- You can easily place a Tonkinmat against an existing wall or fence by fixing the galvanised iron wires with wire staples. Do not punch the staples through the bamboo stems to prevent them from splitting.
- Attaching a Tonkinmat to a mesh panel or metal fence is very easy using Tie ropes or tie-wraps. Bend the Tie ropes around the galvanised metal wire running through the Tonkin mat and pull it tight to the metal fence.
- A great advantage of bamboo is that it is an easy material to work with. You can easily shorten the width of a Tonkinmat by cutting the galvanised metal wires to the desired width with a pair of pliers.
- To adjust the height of the Tonkinmat, you can cut the bamboo stems to the desired height or cut them off with a pair of secateurs. When cutting, it is best to use a saw blade with fine teeth to prevent the bamboo from fraying.
When used outdoors, bamboo grey. We therefore recommend treating bamboo annually with Booster, a specially developed natural oil that slows down the ageing process and increases the durability of the bamboo. In addition it nourishes and cares for the bamboo. Bamboo Booster is easy to apply using oil absorbent wipes or a brush.
- Each tonkin stick is unique, colour differences in a bamboo mat are therefore possible.
- The diameter of each tonne pole and the height and width of each bamboo mat may vary.
- Vertical cracks can/will appear in bamboo mats. Just like wood, bamboo expands or shrinks with changes in temperature or humidity. However, cracks have no effect on the structural integrity of the bamboo mat.
- During the autumn months, almost everything discolours, including bamboo mats can take on a darker appearance. However, this discolouration is easy to clean during the summer months.