Blinds Chalet Announces The Benefits of Bamboo

Jul 5 2010

Bamboo is becoming a substitute for wood on many levels. From houses to flooring, cabinetry and even window treatments, the benefits of bamboo are creating a surge in demand for this product. Because bamboo is a sustainable resource, meaning it replenishes itself in a short amount of time, growing demand doesn’t deplete bamboo forests or cause the long-term devastation to habitat that logging oak, pine or other woods does.

1.    In essence, bamboo is a weed. It is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet. Bamboo has twice the compression strength of concrete and roughly the same strength to weight ratio as steel, reports Bamboo Living Home. Bamboo has long been used in pacific countries and is now being considered for use in building homes along fault lines, as bamboo moves with the earth, instead of trying to brace against it.

2.    Another benefit of growing bamboo is it absorbs close to 30 tons of CO2 for each acre of plant. This helps reduce the heat emitted by human use into the environment. In a home, bamboo offers simplicity in design, with an exotic flair.

3.    Bamboo products are often less expensive than wood products. Tavarua Basics Bamboo rollup shades are an economic alternative to other wood products while being easy on the earth. Because bamboo can grow at virtually any climate and doesn’t require insecticides or pesticides to grow, bamboo doesn’t pollute waterways with chemical sprays like cotton does, and it also doesn’t interfere with beneficial insects that live in the environment. Tavarua rollup bamboo blinds provide shading without complete privacy and are woven to filter light. Bamboo rollup shades weave bamboo, using the natural colors and textures of the plant for a chic, easy style.

“While our business is window blinds and treatments, we realize the far reaching benefits of bamboo,” says Chris Stanley of Blinds Chalet. “We have seen an increase in consumers looking for environmentally friendly options for decorating and furnishing their homes and bamboo fills that need.”
Chalet has been a leader in the window treatment industry for over 25 years. They specialize in roller window shades, window blinds, drapery, drapery hardware, shutters and more.
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