Bamboo kitchen countertops are made out of pieces of bamboo. The pieces can be assembled in four different configurations: vertical, horizontal, end grain, and strand woven. These configurations affect the hardness and look.
Assembled the same way as plywood; they are bound together under pressure with adhesive.
Even though it resembles wood, bamboo is a type of grass. Consider using bamboo as a substitute for wood countertops. This is because it looks like wood. Also, bamboo countertops are harder than wood.
Bamboo kitchen countertops are durable, but they are not indestructible. You can sand out minor damage like scratches or knife marks. Also, bamboo needs to be sealed. This is because it’s susceptible to water damage.
The pros of bamboo countertops are that they are eco-friendly, sustainable, and has a moderate price point. Also, bamboo is has natural anti-bacterial properties, making it great for kitchens.
The cons are that they are available in limited styles and shades. Also, you’ll have to check if you’re countertops are chemically treated. This will make them no longer environmentally friendly. Bamboo countertops aren’t heat resistant since they are made of plant material.
If you’re looking to replace your kitchen countertops — or remodel your entire kitchen — contact us today for a free estimate. Shakespeare Home Improvement Co. is Lancaster County’s premier kitchen remodeling company. We work with Starmark Cabinetry along with local countertop companies to give you the kitchen you’ve always wanted.
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