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Natural Bamboo vs Faux Bamboo

Posted on: March 21st, 2013

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The Truth About Bamboo: Strong Natural vs. Useful Faux

Bamboo can be used for all kinds of building projects, whether residential or commercial. In both cases you have the option to incorporate natural or faux bamboo, Depending on your application, you may use both as each has distinct uses and advantages.

There are benefits to using both natural and faux bamboo. Here are some to consider so you make the best decision for your next building project.

Natural Bamboo: Pros

  • The bamboo species, Tre-Gai and Solid bamboo, are versatile and sturdy.
  • Since amaZulu’s bamboo products are pressure treated they are also long-lasting.
  • Because it is real, natural bamboo isn’t uniform: each pole has a unique character. This adds authenticity and is perfect for rustic-style projects.
  • Natural bamboo has the same color throughout so scratches are hard to see.
  • Natural bamboo is a renewable resource.

Faux Bamboo: Pros

  • Faux bamboo is consistent and reliable, so it gives you repeatable installations.
  • It is ideal for projects that demand uniform materials. Natural bamboo will taper and has some curves. Faux bamboo can be created to be all one diameter and straight.
  • It allows for running your data and power wiring. Your setup will look neat and tidy while its users can enjoy electronic entertainment.
  • Like natural bamboo, faux bamboo can be coated, with a protectant, to prevent sun bleaching.
  • It can be custom made so you can achieve your vision with ease.

Are you ready to use bamboo?

If you’re interested in using bamboo, we would love to help you!

Contact us today for more information on our Bamboo products or give us a call, toll-free at 877-243-5309. Or take a look at a full list of our bamboo products.

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amaZulu, Inc. has hand selected manufacturers who produce the eco-friendly, high quality natural architectural materials. We present a dynamic list of options when considering the environment.

We are the preferred source for architectural theming materials, including thatch panels, bamboo, and eucalyptus poles as well as decorative wall and ceiling coverings. We also provide natural screens and woven boards, rustic fencing, thatch umbrellas and synthetic tile roofing.

amaZulu, Inc. extends its legacy beyond business to the community where they partner with domestic and international organizations that create economic opportunities to reduce poverty and improve the lives of people who grow and produce their products.

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