Strawboard has emerged over the past few years as a great alternative to wood materials. It is made of pressure and heat compressed wheat or rice straw that contains a natural resin, which helps to bind the fibers together to form a superior internal bond.
Due to the density and strength of this material,strawboard door displays refined profile edges and clean-edged slotting. It stands up admirably to affixing of hinges and hardware, making it an ideally sturdy and water resistant product.
Strawboard is a great alternative for the eco-minded customer! In fact, anyone considering door replacement should know about Strawboard’s great features:
Great strength: screws won’t split strawboard, and it holds crisp dove tails and other joints well
Extremely moisture resistant: just what’s needed for a continuously damp environment such as a bath or a wet bar
Very stable: won’t warp or crack
Dense for clean, crisp definition of forms and edges
Safe: no formaldehyde emissions
Mold and termite resistance: Straw board is simply too dense to allow most spores to invade its surface
Developed from quickly renewed sources: Strawboard is made using left over straw from wheat, barley and rice which means less waste. In fact, Strawboard actually has a NEGATIVE carbon footprint, since it’s not burned for disposal, as other straw is!
Questions and Answers
Q: What is Strawboard?
A: A strong and durable alternative to particleboard, Strawboard is a product increasingly being used in the building and furniture industry.
What makes Strawboard "eco-friendly"?
A: Instead of using traditional wood products to make board, an actual by-product of the grain industry, straw, is the basis for Strawboard.
Q: What are some other advantages of Strawboard?
A: It’s highly resistant to fungal decay, and it’s made with no extraneous or toxic chemicals, which means that your bath will remain more sporefree and clean.
Q: Are there any other environmental benefits besides the renewable product story?
A: Strawboard is edged with paper liners and bound with non-toxic glue. It also has been tested to have reduced dust and less tooling wear. In short, it’s a far healthier product to work with.