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Bamboo Furniture: Plus, Minus, and How to Care

The popularity of wooden furniture has never subsided. However, that does not mean that other materials do not have the same quality as wood. Bamboo furniture can also be the right alternative to replace wood. More than that, how to care for bamboo furniture is very practical compared to caring for wooden furniture. If you already know the characteristics of bamboo furniture in detail, you certainly don’t hesitate to choose it for your house interior.

Bamboo furniture is considered superior because it has the following advantages:

  • It is cheaper than wood.
  • Classified as environmentally friendly materials because the growth period is only about 3 to 5 years. While wood will take up to 40 years before it is ready for use.
  • Bamboo trees are easier to cultivate than wood-producing trees. It doesn’t take a lot of money and special care to get quality bamboo.
  • Bamboo is very easy to cut and shaped due to its elastic characteristics. It is not surprising that bamboo has high tensile, shear, compressive and bending loads.
  • Bamboo is very artistic and effectively beautifies the interior of the house.
  • It is light, so it is easy to move.

Although it has many advantages, bamboo furniture does not seem to be free from these drawbacks:

  • Difficult to connect with other materials. Usually bamboo can only connected with stakes or fiber ties. So the connection strength is not too tight.
  • Not fireproof and not waterproof so it is easy to burn and rot.
  • Bamboo susceptible attacked by fungi, wood beetles, or mosses which cause massive damage.
  • It is cheaper, but it still takes a lot of money to caring and maintain its quality.

Your favorite bamboo furniture will last and always look attractive if you take care of it in the following ways:

  • Wipe bamboo furniture with a dry cloth at least once a week. This simple method is effective in getting rid of dust and dirt attached to the surface of the furniture.
  • Bamboo furniture must always be dry. If you have to clean it with a damp cloth, don’t forget to use a dry cloth so that no water droplets remain on the surface.
  • Apply little amount of hemp oil on the bamboo surface to maintain its natural luster. However, the hemp oil must wiped off direct so that it doesn’t seep into the inside of the bamboo.
  • Do not put bamboo furniture in humid or too hot area because bamboo is sensitive to weather changes. Bamboo furniture is more suitable to complement the house interior.

After knowing the advantages, disadvantages, and how to care for bamboo furniture above, you can definitely be more certain to determine the most appropriate for your home needs. Choose quality bamboo furniture and it looks attractive so that the interior of your home is more special.

–sh