Bamboo Flooring Quiz

Bamboo Flooring Quiz
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Bamboo flooring is both trendy and eco-friendly. Test your knowledge on bamboo flooring with this bamboo flooring quiz at HowStuffWorks.
How long does it take for a cut bamboo stalk to grow back to its mature height?
2-4 years
3.5-7 years
It takes a bamboo stalk 3.5 to 7 years to grow back to its mature height. How Bamboo Flooring Works
10-15 years

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Bamboo is a type of what?
Grass
Bamboo is a type of grass. How Bamboo Flooring Works
Fir tree
Deciduous tree

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Which of the following is not a type of bamboo flooring?
Natural bamboo
Carbonized bamboo
Sanded bamboo
Natural bamboo and carbonized bamboo are example of different type of bamboo flooring; sanded bamboo is not a type of bamboo flooring. How Bamboo Flooring Works

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Carbonizing bamboo decreases the floor's strength by what percent?
8-10 percent
Carbonizing bamboo decreases the floor's strength by 8-10 percent. How Bamboo Flooring Works
20-25 percent
50 percent

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In horizontal bamboo construction, how many strips of bamboo are typically used in each board?
5
10
15
In horizontal bamboo construction, 15 strips of bamboo are typically used in each board. How Bamboo Flooring Works

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In vertical bamboo construction, how many strips of bamboo are typically used in each board?
17
19
In vertical bamboo construction, 17 strips of bamboo are typically used in each board. How Bamboo Flooring Works
21

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Which type of bamboo flooring construction is the most environmentally friendly?
Vertical
Horizontal
Woven
Woven bamboo construction is the most environmentally friendly bamboo construction. How Bamboo Flooring Works

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How many different varieties of bamboo are known to exist?
14
140
1400
There are 1400 different varieties of bamboo known to exist. How Bamboo Flooring Works

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Which of the following should not be used to install bamboo flooring?
Screws
Screws should never be used to install bamboo flooring. How Bamboo Flooring Works
Nails
Staples

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Which of the following is not bad for bamboo flooring?
Wax
Direct sunlight
Dry air
Dry air is not bad for bamboo flooring. How Bamboo Flooring Works

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You Got:
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