Bamboo Tabletops - Do They Hold Up?
September 17th, 2020
You’ve probably already heard that bamboo is one of the most sustainable resources as a replacement for wood, patios, and even for textiles. But how is it for furniture? When it’s a tabletop, desk, or anything laboured with holding things up - does it hold up?
It may look flimsy, but in truth, bamboo is one of the most durable materials that we can build furniture from. This is because bamboo is not actually a tree - it’s a kind of grass! This means there are fewer weak points in its length, and makes it overall more flexible and durable.
This also makes it more damage-resistant than more traditional hardwoods. There’s a reason that bamboo is often used for cutting boards. If it can withstand being chopped on, it can certainly withstand whatever wear and tear it may go through as a desk. It also doesn’t shrink and swell based on the atmosphere, as many other kinds of hardwood do.
On top of that, bamboo is also grown without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizer, and doesn’t require irrigation - so you know that the way it’s being grown is sustainable too. It also requires fewer resources to harvest and produce it than timber or steel - and is much stronger and more flexible than either of those materials anyway!
So, there you have it. Bamboo is a lot more durable than it looks, and just as sustainable as you’ve heard. That’s why our smart Sit-and-Stand Desk has a tabletop made of bamboo. At Ergonomyx, we value doing our part to keep the environment clean, while also allowing people to keep themselves fit at the office. You can stay focused, stay healthy, and know the environment is healthy as well.