4 Reasons Decorating With Bamboo Is Taking Home Decor By Storm
Homeowners are often looking for improvement options that strike the right balance between affordability, functionality, aesthetics and eco-friendliness. Decorating with Bamboo checks all the boxes. Designers, contractors and consumers have all taken note, as bamboo has made its way into homes as flooring, walls, window treatments, furniture and more. Here are the properties that are making decorating with bamboo a go-to green choice.
Bamboo is a readily available wood…except for the fact that bamboo isn’t a wood at all, but a grass! It grows like a weed because it essentially is one. At a maximum of three feet per day, it is, in fact, the fastest growing plant on Earth.
Bamboo can vary greatly in shades and textures, making it a versatile option for decorators and designers.
Whether natural or manmade, few materials can match bamboo’s physical properties pound for pound. Because bamboo grows in wet, tropical climates, it is well-ˇsuited to resisting rain and wind. It beats out hardwood, brick and concrete alike in terms of compressive strength, while rivaling steel in tensile strength.
As it is a grass rather than a tree, it can grow to harvestable size (often over 100 feet) in a matter of months. This is in stark contrast to the years of water, fertilizer and pesticide required by other timber woods.