Choose Bamboo for your Wood Countertops
Whether you’re interested in a functional butcher-block countertop or unique edge profiles and finishes, wood is a wonderful material for countertops. Want a countertop that decreases your carbon footprint? Bamboo countertops are the way to go.
Bamboo is one of the strongest, most versatile plants. Its tensile strength has been compared to steel. Frequently used for building and construction material, it is renewable, and one of the friendliest resources to use.
When we think of bamboo, we first think of durability. But bamboo countertops are also beautiful, natural, and easy to maintain.
About Bamboo: Environmental Benefits of Bamboo Use
According to the FAO, bamboo grows quickly and can be harvested annually without depletion and deterioration of the soil. The development of bamboo can help fight deforestation, illegal logging, and forest degradation, as bamboo is one of the first pioneers occupying open spaces in degraded forests.
Bamboo plants vary in height, from one foot to over 100 feet. They grow all over the world: in the Tropics, Oceana, Africa, and in North and Central America. Bamboo thrives from tropical to temperate conditions. It’s an abundant material.
Bamboo Countertop Qualities
As a countertop material, bamboo is light to medium brown in color, with no significant change as it ages. Bamboo is harder than oak, maple, and hickory.
Garden State Soapstone has several options for bamboo countertops. These include Reclaimed Natural Bamboo, and Reclaimed Bamboo Carmelized Parquet.
Cleaning & Maintenance
Cleaning bamboo is simple. Use warm water and soap, or mix vinegar with water.
Beyond Bamboo Countertops
Want another sustainable wood countertop material? Lyptus is also available.
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