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Bamboo is a plant that is used extensively in construction and design alike. Being both sturdy and eco-friendly with warm wooden texture bamboo is a perfect choice for stylish sustainable decor. Since bamboo is a grass, it grows much faster than trees, which makes it a great sustainable alternative to wood.

Go Green Using Bamboo In Home Design And Decor

Going Green With Bamboo

Bamboo floors in kitchen

Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo is extensively used in flooring but since an adhesive often used in bamboo floor production contains forlmaldehyde it is important to carefilly choose bamboo floors. Opt for ones that are folmaldehyde-free to avoid allergic reactions and VOCs.

Bamboo Furniture

Bamboo furniture can not only become another addition to your eco-friendly house, but also add style to decor. Despite being a light material bamboo is quite stiff, which makes it perfect for creating stylish and sturdy furniture.

Bamboo Wall Coverings

Bamboo wall coverings come in various designs. Some of them come in forms of wood-look panels while others in these 3D designs. Made of bamboo pulp these fire-resistant wall decorations can be painted with wall paint.

Bamboo Dishes

Bamboo dishes and kitchenware are also great additions to a sustainable house. Update your kitchen starting from a bamboo cutting board to bamboo dishes and many other kitchen accessories.

Bamboo Maintenance

Bamboo has light color and textured look but it can also be darkened with special treatment processes and laminated for a glossy shiny look. Maintaining bamboo floors is similar to maintaing hardwood floors. Avoid oil-based cleaning products, waxing, lemon oil and ammonia. Water also has an adverse effect on bamboo floors. They are prone to scratching so make sure to protect the floors from sharp objects and furniture.

Bamboo dishes and kitchenware can be damaged by heat so avoid using them in the oven or microwave. Bamboo dishes aren’t dishwasher-friendly so be sure to wash your bamboo dishes and quickly dry them with a towel. Don’t let your bamboo dishes stay in the sink even for short periods of time. Use only gentle sponges and cleaners to wash the bamboo dishes and kitchenware.

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I am an interior design and fashion enthusiast with a passion for writing, gathering up interesting/alternative home design ideas. I love lofts, canopy beds, fluffy throws and rugs, but also cats, food, and video games.
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