In order to enjoy your Bamboo mat as long as possible, it is important that it is mounted properly. Please avoid direct contact with the ground. We recommend placing the mats just above the ground so that they do not remain damp for long periods of time. After all, this can cause discoloration and mold over time. To attach a Bamboo mat to a wooden fence or wall, drill 4mm holes through the bamboo sticks. Pre-drilling with a 4mm drill is important here because otherwise the bamboo may crack. Do this every + / - 20 cm and screw down the bamboo mat with 4 x 40 mm screws. Screw the bamboo mat at the top and bottom for maximum stability. For fixing to a wall are often also plugs used.
If the Bamboo mat against a mesh panel is secured, then you can best do this with Tie-Wraps or Binding Wires. These can be tied around the iron wire of the mat every +/- 20 cm. Attach the mat at the top and bottom for maximum stability.
The width of the mat can be easily adjusted by cutting the iron wires. After cutting the iron wires, they can be bent over again. Make sure while cutting that you cut two poles beyond the desired width. Then take off the two outer poles and bend the steel wires.
The height can also be adjusted if necessary, just cut from the bottom of the mat and preferably not past the steel wires, this can make the mat less sturdy. When sawing, use a sharp saw blade with fine teeth (a Japanese Saw). Before sawing, tape the bamboo sticks with strong tape on the saw edge to avoid splintering. Saw quietly and preferably by hand.
Bamboo is one of the most underrated raw materials. Bamboo is sustainable, renewable, grows relatively quickly and its natural beauty makes it unique.
Bamboo is as strong as steel and has greater tensile strength. This is due to the hard surface and parallel fiber bundles of the bamboo stalks that are close together.
Bamboo has the advantage of being super elastic. It is so flexible that it returns to the starting position every time and does not deform after bending.
Thanks to its high stability, bamboo easily lasts a lifetime. Hence, bamboo is increasingly used in public spaces, construction and as decking/terrace boards and fences.