Bamboo worktops are growing in popularity throughout the UK, which isn�t surprising when you take into account the benefits they can offer. Bamboo worktops represent one of the most environmentally sound choices for kitchen worktops, as unlike more commonly used hardwoods that can only be harvested once every two decades, bamboo matures much quicker, allowing it to be harvested every three to five years.
Bamboo�s rapid maturation is due to it growing as grass, rather than a tree, which results in its root system remaining intact and allows for rapid regeneration and sustainability. With this in mind, bamboo worktops are definitely the right choice for the environment-conscious buyer.
As well as being a very green choice, bamboo worktops also come with numerous practical plus points. Compressed bamboo typically works out as a cheaper option than other hardwood worktops despite comparing favourably in terms of function and performance. Bamboo is a notoriously hard and strong material that resists warping or bending, and is incredibly difficult to bend. In addition to their strength and durability, bamboo worktops are fairly water resistant, which is an advantage they hold over the majority of solid wood worktops.
Another strong selling point for bamboo worktops are their attractive appearance. They possess interesting grain patterns that are compatible with a wide range of kitchen designs. The wood is also responsive to oiling and staining, allowing it to be adjusted to fit with existing or changing kitchen designs.Bamboo is also a naturally water-resistant wood; meaning that bamboo worktops will require a lot less maintenance than other wooden worktops.