Bamboo Window Shades
Bamboo Flooring - 2013
Bamboo Window Shades
Bamboo window shades are of course a type of shade made of bamboo. They are also referred to as bamboo window blinds. These shades come in a wide variety of colors and are therefore suitable for decorating in many different styles.
Bamboo window shades are categorized under wood window treatments, even though strictly speaking, the bamboo plant is a grass, not a tree. Even though it is a grass, the products from the bamboo plant are very durable and resist moisture and insects quite well due to the treatment methods they go through.
Bamboo window shades are fast gaining popularity. A major reason for this is their eco-friendliness. The bamboo plant grows quite fast with the plant reaching its maturity in about a year, making it one of the plants that grow fastest. When bamboo is harvested, not the whole plant is harvested leaving it to produce more bamboo for the future. You can continue to harvest bamboo from the same plant for up to 5 years.
Traditionally, many quality window shades have been made of wood. Eco-friendliness is a very huge trend today and bamboo allows people to be environmentally conscious without sacrificing style and elegance.
Another reason for the gaining popularity for bamboo window shades is the fact that bamboo window shades can be adapted to suit different weather conditions and temperatures. The bamboo shades have insulating capabilities so that during the summer, they will help block the heat therefore keeping the room cool and in winter, they trap heat keeping the room warm.
Another advantage of bamboo window shades is that they are able to let light into your room without compromising your privacy. This is because you are able to see what is happening outside while the people outside are not able to see into your room.
Window shades made of bamboo are easy to keep clean and even though bamboo window shades look delicate and are quite light, they are very strong. Better yet, more often than not, this type of window shades will cost less than shades made from wood, plastic or metal.
Bamboo window shades come in different styles such as roll up blinds, bamboo slat blinds, full blinds, sliding panels or installed in the window. They will also come in different colors to suit different taste and decor styles. Some people opt to have their blinds retain the natural color of the bamboo which may range from a pale cream to a rich golden color. Since the cost of bamboo flooring is so competitive, many people have window shades to perfectly match their flooring style and color.
Even if the bamboo window shades are very durable, it is probably best not to install them in an area where they are likely to be exposed to moisture or rain water. The moisture can cause the window shades to warp and therefore you will need to replace them.