Did you know that bamboo has been used as a building material for over 5,000 years? This is due to its many beneficial qualities. In recent years, bamboo has grown in popularity not only for its practical uses but also for its aesthetic features. It is now becoming more visible in homes, both as stand-alone pieces and in conjunction with other types of furniture.
So, you may be wondering, why everyone loves bamboo furniture? Here are just four of the many reasons why we can’t get enough of this super strong sustainable material.
Firstly, the visual aspect of bamboo is extremely attractive. The light, bright, natural colour ties together perfectly with other types of furniture, as it has the ability to work in harmony with nature and other elements within your own home. When it comes to your outside space, there are many ways to update your patio and bamboo garden furniture should be at the top of the list. And it is not only bamboo garden furniture that looks stylish, having a cluster of tall delicate bamboo trees in your garden can provide shade your outdoor bamboo furniture and add a feeling of tranquility.
As most people know, bamboo is hollow which is great for producing lightweight yet strong furniture, which means you won’t have any difficulty moving a large bamboo dining table into position. Also, another miraculous quality of these plants is that when sculpted into chimes and the wind catches the bars, the hollowness creates a soothing musical sound. Bamboo is also a symbol of longevity, as it has the ability to survive the harshest conditions yet still remains healthy and green all year round.
Strength and Durability
One distinct feature that differentiates bamboo from other materials is its resistance to moisture and insects. This is a recipe for the long-lasting good quality furniture that NorthbyNorth provides. Furthermore, bamboo is known for adapting to its environment, it doesn’t swell or shrink like other materials (such as plastic, wood and fabric) when exposed to water or sunshine. Which is why NorthbyNorth has created sun resistant covers for the cushions which are provided with the bamboo garden furniture.
Known for withstanding all types of climates, bamboo has not only been used to create furniture but it has also been adopted as a building material. Due to its flexibility, it has been used in earthquake prone regions to help absorb and withstand the shakes. This means that the bamboo furniture we provide is not delicate and susceptible to being damaged easily.
Believe it or not, bamboo also has regrowth powers. If an area of the plant has been cut, instead of it dying, shoots will grow at the site of the cut to encourage regrowth. Not to mention, bamboo is also practically fire proof as it contains plenty of silicate acid so your bamboo chair will not easily catch on fire.
There are more than 1,000 different species of bamboo which can range from just a few centimetres tall up to 40 meters! Imagine how many different types of furniture you can create, from bamboo sofas to bamboo sunbed, lamps and bamboo curtains. Not only are there many different species but bamboo also comes in different colours. The most popular colours are yellow, green and brown to compliment your other furniture. Nowadays in urban cities, bamboo is not exclusively used as furniture, it is also used to create art and decoration around the house and on terraces for privacy.
Ultimately, in east Asia bamboo is seen as a raw material and used for everything, even a key ingredient in many dishes. Talk about versatile!
Bamboo grows faster than any other plant in the world. Needing very few pesticides, fertilizers and little irrigation to spread and grow, which also makes it easy to maintain. Using soap and water on a cloth, you can quickly and easily clean the bamboo and to keep it looking new for decades you can try our bamboo shield. Forget about spending hours every week on cleaning your outdoor furniture!
Also, bamboo is in fact, the largest member of the grass family and grows in all types of climates, from cold mountain regions to hot tropical areas, with different weather conditions. Technically, there is no better material to use as outdoor furniture.
Bamboo plays a large role in fighting poverty as it grows in some of the world’s poorest communities. It provides many job opportunities, from annual harvesting to producing handmade bamboo furniture. So why not support this by owning your own bamboo furniture?
Northbynorth's bamboo furniture does not only provide gorgeous, versatile furniture, it is also the long-lasting and cost-effective choice. If you would like to see the range of bamboo furniture for sale, please visit our online store at www.northbynorth.com