Steel reinforcement versus Bamboo

The use of steel-reinforced concrete in building is widespread all around the world. Many developing countries use about 90% and 80% of the cement and steel consumed by the global construction sector respectively. Out of the 54 African nations, only two produce steel; leaving the other 52 countries to compete in the global market for […]

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The Cons of Bamboo Flooring

Every advantage surely has its disadvantage, and bamboo flooring is not an exception. The following are some of the disadvantages of using bamboo: Emission of VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds): Bamboo floor planks are manufactured by shredding the stalk of the bamboo grass plant, and then joining the pieces back together using heat, pressure, and a resin based […]

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The Pros of Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo is a natural surface covering material that has many of the properties of hardwood flooring. Manufactured from the bamboo plant; it comes in a variety of colours ranging from honey brown to light tan and darkens when exposed to sunlight. It shares many of the positive benefits of a hardwood floor, as well as […]

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The wonders of Bamboo

Bamboos are some of the fastest-growing plants in the world. It has a higher compressive strength than wood, brick or concrete and a tensile strength that rivals steel. Bamboo is now being manufactured into all sorts of products that had been traditionally hard woods including furniture, cabinets and kitchenware (bowls, cutting boards, utensils). I never imagined bamboo to be used […]

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