Today, bamboo countertop is very popular, because of its friendliness and uniqueness. It’s often used as kitchen countertops, bathroom countertops, bamboo worktop, tolken countertop, etc. However, those are common areas that the bamboo countertop can take daily wear and tear, especially for a natural material. Therefore, it is essential to provide high-standard products.

Please refer to the information about bamboo countertop products SSR VINA provides below.

1. Why should you choose bamboo countertop?

Bamboo is a familiar tree that is closely associated with the life of Vietnamese from distant past to the present day. Bamboo is a type of plant which can live well even on barren land, and it can grow more quickly than other kinds of trees.

According to statistics in 2005, In Vietnam there are approximately 190 species of 26 bamboo genera, 55 Bambusa, 21 Dendrocalamus, 16  Gigantochloa, 11 Indosasa. Among these, Dendrocalamus is the species which have the largest acreage planted and harvested.It is also known with the name “Luồng” in Vietnamese.

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Several areas  with large reserves of Dendrocalamus locates in the North central coast and the North, with thousands of hectares. Thanks to the suitable climate condition, the bamboo trees own quality to be produced into bamboo board.

Planted bamboo can substitute for wood in a number of applications. With the abundant supply of material because bamboo grow and regenerates fast, after 3-5 years the bamboo can be harvested. This can reduce logging.

2. Production of bamboo countertop

The bamboo panel is hydraulically pressed from bamboo strips (bamboo slats) that have been processed through stages such as boiling bamboo slats, carbonization to protect bamboo from termites and mold attacks.

The vertical pressed bamboo board is also made the same, but the bamboo laths are arranged vertically and pressed together. Through the stages, the bamboo plywood sheet has a density: 750 kg/m3 with a stable structure. Besides, bamboo products meet certificates such as FSC® (FSC- C134124), SGS, etc. and European Formaldehyde standard.

3. Classification of Bamboo Countertop

* Bamboo countertop’s appearances

There are many specifications to press a bamboo board, depending on: number of layers (one or multi-layers), pressing method (horizontal or vertical).

With the horizontal pressed board, the natural bamboo grain is visible on the surface. On the other hand, we can see straight lines and edge grain on the surface of the vertical pressed bamboo board, which shows off the beauty and uniform of the board.

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The board is pressed multi-layerly, with both horizontal and vertical structures.

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* The colors of the bamboo countertop

After production, the raw bamboo plyboard has natural or carbonized colors. The bamboo countertop bright to dark color level depending on the time of carbonization.

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Besides, the countertop can be finished by covering the surface with a layer such as mineral oil, PU, etc,  to ensure durability when you use it, and also add a variety of colors for bamboo countertops.

4. The pros and cons of bamboo countertops

*Advantages of bamboo countertops

– Durable, hard and strong

– Environmentally friendly materials, good for regeneration

– Affordable cost

Thanks to its good renewable ability, bamboo becomes a green material. It is also great choice for spaces of the house to create friendly and natural feeling. If the production process is well handled, the bamboo countertop will be less prone to mold and can resist the attack of termites.

The hardness test Janka of bamboo give very specific detail that Carbonized Bamboo (represents one species) is 1,180 lbf; Natural Bamboo (represents one species) 1,380 lbf; Strand Woven Bamboo 3,000 lbf.

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According to the ranking, they are even harder than some types of hardwoods (wood from angiosperms).

* Disadvantages of bamboo countertops

– Not resistancet to heat

– Not resistant to stain

– Easily get scratched, chipped and dented

With natural bamboo countertops, the above disadvantages are hard to avoid. However, you can advise your customers to use bamboo countertops carefully with some tips such as:

+ Cover a PU layer will protect the bamboo board surface better during use.

+ Don’t put hot kitchen gadgets directly on a bamboo countertop. You should use trivets, hot pads, or a cooling rack to avoid scorching the surface.

However, If the surface has scratch, you can renew it by sanding and coating a PU layer.

For a nature lover, we hope that bamboo countertop would be treated with care for maximized time of use

In summary:

The development of bamboo as a material makes it become an alternative to produce a furniture. With outstanding characteristics of being eco-friendly, durable, and beautiful; bamboo countertop is becoming a favored choice. If you have any queries, please contact us for more details.

See more at: Bamboo Wood Butcher Block Kitchen Countertop

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