As homeowners and decorators look for distinctive but environmentally responsible ways to decorate homes, increasingly popular and affordable solutions are bamboo ceiling materials. Bamboo ceilings are available in many styles and finishes and, like wood, add warmth to any room in the house. Manufacturers are responding to the surging popularity of bamboo ceilings by offering a wide variety of bamboo ceiling products from decorative mats made from bamboo fiber to long slats of bamboo that have been stained in a variety of finishes.
Advantages of Bamboo Ceilings
Advantages of using bamboo as a ceiling accent include:
- It features a beautiful natural grain that can be stained to warm or cool a room.
- Bamboo re-grows quickly after it has been harvested so it is sustainable and easily renewable.
- It is very light but incredibly strong. When treated, it is stronger than most types of steel.
- Treated bamboo is easy to clean and install.
- Bamboo is far less likely than wood to swell and warp from humid conditions.
- It is inexpensive and available in a wide range of styles and finishes.
Bamboo Ceilings are an Environmentally Responsible Option
Bamboo is a resource that reaches full hardness and maturity in five years. Traditional hardwoods such as oak and maple take at least 60 years to reach a harvestable size. Bamboo features an uncommonly high carbon absorption rate and releases oxygen into the atmosphere.
All parts of the bamboo plant are utilized to produce a wide variety of products and the harvesting and production result in minimal impact on the environment. Perhaps the biggest question remains: Why haven't I seen more about bamboo ceilings in newspapers and magazines? There's plenty of evidence to suggest that you will in the very near future. As bamboo becomes more popular in not only ceiling materials but also bamboo walls, bamboo floors, and bamboo furniture, you're certain to see many more innovations and bamboo ceiling options sooner rather than later.
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We are dedicated to the promotion and use of bamboo throughout the world. Bamboo is a plant that offers limitless potential for the future. It offers us strength, sustainability, versatility, and a green alternative.