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Going Gaga for Bamboo

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The fad of being Eco-friendly has taken its place as a front runner in society.  Buying bamboo is the environmentally friendly and stylish choice.  Bamboo grows like weeds! It is a sustainable plant that develops more than 4 times faster than a pine forest. It creates much more biological material and absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Many "Bamboo Farms" are starting to emerge in the USA and it is being studied as a potential replacement for many traditional plant types.

Strong as an Ox Carrying Another Ox!

Unlike wood, bamboo has no rays or knots, allowing it to withstand more stress throughout the length of each stalk. Bamboo’s structural integrity rivals the strength of steel, according to engineering tests conducted.  The high silica content in bamboo fibers means the material cannot be digested by termites.  In structural engineering tests bamboo has been shown to:

  • Rival the power of steel
  • More strength than many mixtures of concrete
  • Tougher than graphite

More Stylish than the Cat Walk!

There is a new face to bamboo furniture.  It is more than the beach-bum look; it can come in different colors, styles and furnishings.  The multiple benefits entice homemakers and decorators who are on the cutting edge of home design.

Get on the Band Wagon!

Check out Epoch Design's Bamboo Furniture.

Posted by Sara Sattler

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