It is no surprise that the population is steadily becoming more eco conscious with increased efforts at incorporating more environmentally friendly and sustainable materials into everyday life. Introducing green products made for the home are one of the best ways people can adopt a greener lifestyle but often with so much information and so many new products claiming to be “green” the task of making the home eco-friendly can seem confusing and daunting when in actuality it can be quite easy and, with the right choices, can exponentially improve the quality and style of any home.
Probably the best and easiest choice of green materials for the home is bamboo, which is quickly becoming the most popular material in the green retail market. Bamboo products are an excellent choice for anyone beginning to introduce a greener lifestyle into the home due to its sustainability, renewability and even its ability to reduce carbon footprints and increase oxygen production into the atmosphere.
Aside from the more obvious reasons why bamboo is nature’s best, bamboo boosts a multitude of benefits that make it the best choice for a environmentally friendly home:
1. It is softer than most fabrics
Bamboo fibers are pulled from the starchy pulp found in bamboo culms and can be woven into fabric as fine as silk and as soft as cashmere. It is also breathable, cool, and highly absorbent making bamboo bedding sets and other bamboo textiles the highest quality and most luxurious choice for every home.
2. It is strong and durable
The tensile strength, or the ability to withstand stress, of bamboo surpasses that of steel. Bamboo’s tensile strength is 28,000 per square inch, while steel rates only 23,000 per square inch. It is only natural then why bamboo is a popular building material in areas inundated with earthquakes. Its strength also makes it a great choice for tables, chairs, flooring and other furniture items.
3. It looks beautiful
The smooth texture and subtle sheen of bamboo is a universally appealing and compliments almost any style and taste. Whether a home is modern, traditional or creates a topical and beachy atmosphere, the aesthetic of bamboo’s symmetrical patterns almost always fits in nicely.
4. It is versatile
Bamboo can be made into everything from furniture, paper, and office supplies to rugs, flooring and even clothing. It is the most versatile green material on the planet and, with a steady supply of this renewable resource; one can replace almost everything in the home with the eco-friendly miracle plant.
5. It is moisture resistant, anti-fungal and hypoallergenic
Bamboo is naturally moisture resistant and repels mold and other fungi making it a great choice for bath items that are exposed to a lot of moisture and outdoor furniture that needs with withstand the elements. The natural hypoallergenic material is also perfect for anyone who suffers from allergies or has sensitive skin.