Friday, October 4, 2013

3 Reasons To Buy Bamboo Product

No longer just for the pandas.

Many people enjoy the look of natural wood, but the price of wood products and the toll it has on the environment discourages some from buying. This is the reason bamboo has gained market shares in wood product industries.

So what are some of the benefits of bamboo verses traditional hardwoods like walnut, cherry, maple, oak and pine?

1. Weight - bamboo is much more porous than traditional hardwoods. This makes the wood less dense and weight less than it's counterparts. This makes shipping cost cheaper. Also, if you buy larger objects, such as furniture, it requires less manpower to move within the home.

2. Cost - bamboo grows extremely fast (some species can grow up to three feet in one day!) compared to hardwoods. This makes supplying the bamboo market easier to achieve and makes the cost cheaper. If it's cheaper for the manufacture, than it's cheaper for you.

3. Environmental Impact - when grown correctly, the same plot of land will produce more product in a faster time period than traditional logging. This is because bamboo grows closer together and extremely fast compared to hardwoods. Traditional wood logging causes sediment erosion and pollutes nearby water shed systems. Logging also causes landslides because there is nothing to hold back the soil.

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