Installing a bamboo counter top is a unique way of updating your kitchen. But is it the right choice for you? There are a few things you should consider before choosing bamboo for your home.
An Eco-Friendly Alternative
Because it’s a renewable resource, bamboo countertops are an eco-friendly option for your kitchen. If you are looking for a way to update your kitchen and be kind to the environment at the same time, bamboo is an excellent choice.
Cost of a Bamboo Countertop
Bamboo countertops generally start at $45 per square foot. While this may seem very expensive, it is on par with the cost of some other wood and marble countertops. The cost depends on the thickness, size and finish of the bamboo countertop.
If cost is the main issue, then you may want to look at some other countertop options.
Durability of a Bamboo Countertop
Like other wood counter tops, bamboo offers some degree of durability, as long as it is treated properly. Since it is not heat resistance, placing hot items directly on it will result in scorching. Likewise, cutting directly on it may cut into the bamboo, leaving nicks and cuts. If you are looking for a highly durable countertop that you can work directly on, bamboo may not be the best choice for you.