Even though it has come a long way in recent years, bamboo is still not a very common choice for a kitchen cabinet wood species. In fact, bamboo isn’t a wood at all, but a grass, making it all the more mysterious when it comes to using it for your new kitchen renovation.
Bamboo has a lot going for it.
Let’s take a look…
One thing that you may find somewhat extraordinary about bamboo is that it is actually harder than most common wood species used for making cabinet doors, such as Oak and Maple.
Those particular hardwood trees take a substantial amount of time to grow and develop into a viable product, somewhere in the 25 to 30 year range. By sharp contrast, bamboo grows so quickly, that it can be harvested and turned into bamboo kitchen cabinets in as little as 3 to 5 years.
If you’ve been considering using bamboo for your next new kitchen renovation, the following paragraphs will attempt to give you some valuable information before you make the trip to see a Kitchen Craft Designer at one of our retail locations in Winnipeg, Regina or Edmonton.
Bamboo is a good for the planet
When choosing bamboo as a kitchen cabinet species, you’re certainly going for a greener decision as well as picking a very solid material with relatively minimal upkeep.
For our part, Kitchen Craft is proud to be one of the Canadian cabinet manufacturers who are leading the way in the areas of environmental stewardship and minimizing global impact.
This includes the use of environmentally responsible materials in cabinet products, such as bamboo kitchen cabinets, and reduced environmental impact realized through recycling wastes and using low emission coatings.
Since bamboo is a grass that regrows about every three to five years, it’s generally viewed as an exceptionally practical choice for all types of furniture, including kitchen cabinetry, and even flooring and decks.
Bamboo has a great look
You may be surprised to learn that Bamboo wood has an exceptional direct grain and it frequently shows the particular hubs or knuckles of the stalks.
That being said, it’s a much gentler grain than most hardwoods, yet at the same time it’s incredibly impervious to chips, dings, and breaks. Bamboo kitchen cabinets have a characteristically warm or impartial shade that gives your kitchen a new yet welcoming feel.
A QUESTION OF AVAILABILITY? Since demand for bamboo cabinetry is still relatively modest, you may be thinking that its cabinet sizes are restricted. Not so with Kitchen Craft’s bamboo offering. All of our standard cabinet sizes and interior organization solutions are available with bamboo doors and exposed sides. And yes, of course our limited lifetime warranty also applies.
Finishes that are more in the blonde and natural ranges are the most well-known shades of a characteristic bamboo kitchen.
However, don’t think that you have to settle for one or two colours though. Kitchen Craft’s bamboo finish offering includes a total of 7 varied shades, all intended to fully compliment and enhance the unique, horizontal grain pattern that our bamboo doors exhibit.
Your Bamboo Benefits Shortlist:
- Bamboo tends to be up to 25% harder than oak or maple hardwoods, making it a robust and durable option for your kitchen cabinetry
- Another benefit is that Bamboo is able to take on and display a variety of stains and colours to help complement the decor in your home perfectly
- Bamboo cabinets also clean up very nicely with warm, soapy water and a clean, non-abrasive cloth
- Aesthetically-speaking, Bamboo fits in great with contemporary and modern kitchen layouts, where either no embellishments, or very simple, clean ones are used to accentuate the cabinet doors
Your new Bamboo kitchen cabinets offer you a truly unique and imaginative option for your new Kitchen Craft kitchen. With so many practical benefits, along with the flexibility to create a look that’s totally your own, we know that if you choose bamboo for your project, you will reap its benefits for as long as you own your home.
Are you ready to get things moving for your new bamboo kitchen renovation? One of our dedicated Kitchen Craft teams will help and guide you through the entire process, from start to finish.
Get started today!
Contact a designer at the location nearest you to schedule your first appointment. Enjoy your new Kitchen Craft kitchen!
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