9370 Waples St Ste 100, San Diego, CA | Directions 9212132.901157 -117.185288
Neighborhoods: Sorrento Valley, Northeastern
If anyone should ask me about bamboo products, especially bamboo flooring, the first two words I will say are, Cali Bamboo. My wife and I looked to replace the 29-year-old flooring in our dining rom, kitchen and living room. We wanted to go with a hardwood, and I focused on bamboo, for its environmentally friendliness. I began researching the product to be sure my choice would be the best. I happened upon the Cali Bamboo webpage and was impressed with how they select and manufacture the flooring and the choices available, but I continued to look at other manufacturers. I got samples of bamboo offerings at a couple of local big box stores and traveled to a national flooring store and went on to determine costs for my project.
However, what I was reading about Cali Bamboo had me actually email them for a quote. I am usually apprehensive about filling out these type of request, but I decided to do so anyway, figuring that they would be way out of my price range. I am extremely happy I asked for the quote. It wasn't long after doing so that I received a call from Clark in the sales office, who proceeded to ask me about my project, reason for considering bamboo and the like. After talking a bit he gave me the quote over the phone and via email and without any pressure ended the call to let me consider the offer. It didn't take me long to realize that the price and quality was superior to the other locations. Before long I had an order for 35 cases of their Fossilized Java Bamboo flooring heading my way.
Being an average DIYer, I was impressed with the way the product arrived, was carefully packaged and the quality of each board. As I sticker-stacked the flooring I found only one board with a thin scratch a couple of inches long out of the entire shipment. (I found a spot for it so it is not visible.) I used the floating floor method of installation and everything went smoothly. I was becoming an expert in putting down a floor. I did call their flooring specialist about a quick question and immediately received positive and friendly advice on how to proceed.
With the installation of the floors done my wife and I are impressed with the overall look and feel of the home, and have received rave reviews from family and friends who have visited to see the results. My dad, an 87-year-old World War II veteran, who in his younger days laid oak and maple floors for a while is all smiles when visits as he sees the look and feel of the floor.
I am glad I took the chance in making Cali Bamboo my choice. And now, about those room upstairs....
From the start, Cali Bamboo has been nothing but professional. We received the products very soon after ordering and was able to quickly start on our project...which turned out great. The quality of the bamboo was excellent, it was easy to work with, and we look forward to purchasing more products from the company.
I recently had a request from a customer to build a kitchen out Plyboo bamboo plywood. An online search quickly led me to Cali Bamboo as their website is excellent. I placed my order for approximately 20 sheets of plywood on a Friday and received it at my shop in Vermont on the next Thursday. Their sales team is top notch and my sales rep. John King has kept in contact and has offered top notch support. If you are planning an interesting project, you can do like I did and enter it into their project of the month competition and win a $500 credit. I highly recommend this business to anyone.
I've had the opportunity to deal directly with the major bamboo brands, and Calibamboo has consistently offered the best products and service.
I requested samples for both strandwoven plywood and flooring from each of the brands, and have come away impressed with Calibamboo's products. Their strandwoven flooring is denser than other competitors and much harder when rapped with the knuckles. I rested the sample floorboard strip on two bamboo blocks and was thoroughly surprised that the strip did not flex one bit when I stood one-legged on it. It did not yield even when I bounced my entire 165lbs on it.
Moreover, Calibamboo's strandwoven plywood has thicker layers of strandwoven bamboo than other competitors. Given that the strandwoven bamboo is an order of strength greater than natural bamboo, this is indeed a great buy. It does not help that Calibamboo is cheaper than its major competitors.
However, what sealed the deal for me was the level of service and competency that Calibamboo provided despite my tiny order. From the get go, the sales rep I first spoke with over the hotline personally followed up two days after I received my samples, and continued doing so even after making it known that I needed no more than a sheet of plywood. Furthermore, I received a direct call from Laura, a departmental head, who personally worked with me to find the optimal way to ship that single sheet to Missouri. As a major supplier, they did not have to do any of this for me. The inordinate amount of time and sincerity they have offered is in stark contrast with, for example, the other major Californian supplier that sent me down their distributor chain with reps I could never contact throughout the week. And still Calibamboo was cheaper and better.
My only suggestion is that Calibamboo should make a plywood entirely of strandwoven bamboo like their flooring. If they manage to achieve a similar 5000 Janka rating on that plywood, I believe many uninitiated individuals and businesses would give bamboo a look for products from DIY to furniture to speaker manufacturers.
I respect their products, and appreciate their sincere service, and will continue looking to Calibamboo for solutions. They have been a pleasure to work with!
Cali Bamboo : Genuine, Personal, Pleasant Service – Three years ago I bought fencing from Cali Bamboo. The entire process from 'research' questions I had for them, to ordering product, to questions after my product arrive, were handled with tremendous personal touch and an attitude to truly serve me. I recently contacted them with some questions about bamboo plywood, as well as submitted some of my photos of my fence after I stained it to bring some life back to it Three years later, dealing with different people in the company and I was left with the same impression...Cali Bamboo has great products, and GENUINELY WANTS TO MAKE EVERY INTERACTION WITH A CUSTOMERS A PLEASANT ONE! Thanks for the service!
Cali Bamboo LLC – After a few searches online, I found Cali Bamboo. They provided me all the information and samples I need for projects. They are quick in response to customer service as well. They walk you through your purchase and help you select the right pieces for your home and offer other varieties of bamboo you may like. Thank you Cali Bamboo for your great service!
Fencing – I absolutely love my Cali Bamboo’s. The fencing is beautiful, durable & the craftsmanship is very professional.
The bamboo packaging was intact and perfectly wrapped along with the products ease to set up against my chain link fence. The delivery service was great as well.
Great quality products – After looking around for a good thatch roof for my project that I am completing I found Cali Bamboo LLC. they had everything i need and there customer support was spectacular if your looking for a place to buy thatch room this is the place you wanna buy it from!!! The thatch also comes in many different sizes.
Calibamboo Decking – I just replaced my treated wood deck steps and landing with Calibamboo decking composite. The treated lumber lasted about 5 years and had to be stained every two years. The condition of the wood was horrible, splitting and cracking on almost every step. One of the major problems was this was the front entrance to our home and gave the appearance of 20 year home not a 5 year home. The Calibamboo composite decking was my choice of replacement. It was easy to install with the online installation video and the help of their sales staff. They have been responsive to every question and have provided real customer service. The project turned out beautiful and we have had several comments within our first week. This is a second home for us and the last thing I need is constant maintenance. Calibamboo has solved that issue for us so now we can enjoy our time in the South instead of sanding and staining every other trip. "We weren't born in the South but we got here as fast as we could". Would highly recommend this product to anybody.
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