First of all, when choosing bamboo kitchen worktops, it is best to choose a varnish or a ripe tung oil . not only  moth-proof, but also durable, full of beauty.

Perhaps the most overwhelming and benefit of installing bamboo kitchen worktops is the fact that they are a very environmentally sound choice. Unlike traditional hardwoods, which can often only be harvested once every 20 years, bamboo matures much more quickly. In fact it is possible to harvest bamboo every 3 to 5 years. In addition, because bamboo is a grass and not a tree, it is root system remains intact and this allows for quick regeneration and sustainability.

In addition to being a very green choice, bamboo kitchen worktops are also very practical and functional. Compressed bamboo can often work out cheaper than other hardwood worktops. Yet it compares quite favourably in terms of its functionality. Bamboo is very hard and strong. It is difficult to dent and it is relatively resistant to warping and bending out of shape. Importantly, it is also quite water resistant and this is in stark contrast to many other solid wood worktop options.

Despite these positive attributes, bamboo does have one negative aspect that is worth discussion. Although it is naturally quite a water resistant wood, like most other hardwood worktops a bamboo counter will require regular maintenance and care. If a bamboo  kitchen worktop is not oiled on installation and regularly thereafter, it will be susceptible to water staining and marking. This is particularly true around sinks and where cooking splashes occur. Splashes and spillages must be dealt with quickly or else the surface will be damaged.

That said, it is clear that the benefits of a bamboo kitchen worktop seriously outweigh the negative points.

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