Bamboo has become a very popular flooring choice in recent years. The natural beauty, combined with durability and affordability make it an attractive building material for homeowners. Bamboo also happens to be an extremely versatile material, more versatile than some would even imagine. Did you know you can put bamboo on your walls and even your ceiling? The only thing that limits the use of this eco-friendly product is your imagination; and yes, bamboo flooring is eco-friendly.
Here are some ideas for how you can use bamboo in your home or commercial space.
On the Walls
Forget wallpaper, you won’t believe how incredible bamboo planks can look on your walls. This is especially true when light and dark bamboo flooring planks are staggered next to each other, like our one client Elevation Burger Restaurants did. The company not only believes in a sustainable philosophy, but they also believe in giving their own customers that WOW factor when they walk in the door.
Thinking of installing granite or butcher block counters in your kitchen? That could get pretty expensive. Why not use some leftover bamboo flooring like one of our customers, Travis, did. Bamboo is very durable and stands up to moisture and dings and dents, which is perfect or a busy kitchen area. And, since bamboo comes in a variety of colors and finishes, you’re sure to find some that will match the décor of your kitchen as well.
On the Ceiling
Adding bamboo planks to the ceiling can add warmth to the room and draw the eye up, making your ceilings feel higher. One of our customers, Joe Cleveland – a custom home builder in Texas, wanted to create a unique and memorable home for his clients, so he used our rustic strand woven bamboo flooring boards on the ceiling. And we think you’ll agree that the result is amazing!
What do you do when you have some leftover flooring? Duh, create a desk out of it. That’s what one of our customers did with their leftover boards. Not only will you create a one-of-a-kind custom piece of furniture, but it will also blend nicely into the overall look of the room.
It surprises us that many people think “floor” when they think bamboo, but they don’t necessarily think “stairs.” We often do custom jobs to make the stairs the exact dimensions our homeowners need them to be, like in these stairs in Maryland, which seem to float in midair.
One of our clients even used leftover bamboo planks and carved a bow and arrows out of them! So, as you can see, bamboo is one of the most beautiful and versatile floorings around. If you’re looking for a way to create a unique focal point in your home or commercial space, you needn’t look any further.
Last update of the article: 11/16/2020.
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