• Renewable resource – faster growing than wood
• Strength – won't dent easily if bumped or dropped
• Beauty – naturally rich color and surface
• Durability – resistant to discoloration or weathering
• Lightweight – Ideal for on-the-go carrying cases
• Naturally waterproof – no warping or shrinking
• Affordable – less expensive than slow-growing
The use of bamboo for various décor projects in place of other types of wood has become extremely popular.
This is because bamboo products possess remarkable qualities. Although natural bamboo is classified as a grass, not a wood, it is much denser and stronger than many hardwoods. There are more than 1000 different varieties of Bamboo throughout the world and each has it's unique characteristics. While color varies from yellow to gold to red, all species have a very linear grain and is fairly smooth in texture.
Bamboo is a renewable resource due to its short growth time requirement. It only takes about four years from planting to harvest time to prepare it for construction applications. The extremely rapid growth, sustainability, and natural regeneration properties of bamboo are why bamboo is considered the “green” material. Bamboo has the added benefit of being highly resistant to moisture absorption. Therefore if humidity is an issue, bamboo offers a material that will remain true in shape.