Why You Should Consider Bamboo Decking for Your Next Design

Gripsure Non-Slip Bamboo Decking

Adding decking to your design project or property is a great way to add value with a practical asset with visual impact. Timber is a common material for this, but bamboo is a great alternative with a striking appearance and a whole host of other benefits.

At Gripsure, we supply a range of bamboo decking options and are the largest manufacturer of non-slip decking in Europe. In this article we’ll discuss why bamboo is good for decking, what its benefits are, and offer insight on its sustainability and environmental impact.

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Bamboo Decking vs Other Decking materials

The most common option for decking is timber, but bamboo decking is becoming increasingly popular as its unique benefits and performance have come into light.

It has a durability which outlasts softwood timber, achieving Class 1 EN350. It is both stable and hard, being thermally treated, and it is certified to Class B fire rating without any chemical impregnation.

Much like hardwoods and softwoods, bamboo will weather naturally into a sleek finish that shows the growth and evolution of your building and business. Due to its sustainability, bamboo is a much more eco-friendly option than hardwood for achieving this aesthetic result.

Improve the Safety of Your Bamboo Decking with Non-Slip Grip

Already a stable and durable option, the benefits of bamboo decking can be enhanced further with non-slip grip from Gripsure. Our products are designed to work all year round, giving safe access to your project’s decking whenever the need or want arises.

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Other Architectural Uses for Bamboo

While a great choice for decking, bamboo also has other potential applications. Similar to timber, it can be used for cladding – such as the MOSO® X-Treme® Bamboo cladding from Gripsure. This allows you to implement an overarching theme into your design covering all accents on the building.

The Benefits of Using Bamboo for Decking

So what makes bamboo a good material to use for decking? In this section we’ll go over the various benefits of bamboo as a material, and for decking in particular, to give it a unique place in decking and architecture.

We’ve listed the top six benefits of bamboo for your decking project:

1.     Added Value

Due to the combination of the other elements on this list, bamboo decking is a desirable feature to have in your projects. A more attractive design means a more lucrative result, and bamboo decking achieves this while offering practical benefits and aesthetic beauty.

2.     Visual Impact

Bamboo is a beautiful material, and the MOSO® bamboo decking offered by Gripsure has great impact and can make your design stand out.

Sleek and elegant, our bamboo decking evolves over time, weathering in a similar way to expensive hardwood timber from its rich dark brown to a sophisticated silvery-grey.

3.     Stability

Bamboo is a stable resource that can provide great grip to a deck. It also has great durability and hardness, comparable to steel. Combined with a 25-year guarantee and an expected lifespan of 30-50 years, our MOSO® bamboo decking offers stability with longevity.

You can further enhance the natural stability of bamboo decking with non-slip from Gripsure, available for both the X-Treme® and N-Durance® versions. This gives your bamboo decking further grip, enabling its use during any season.

4.     Versatility

The durability and resistance of bamboo enables it to have a variety of applications. From decking to cladding, bamboo is an excellent material which can provide impact and benefits to many facets of your design while offering freedom and design creativity.

The stability and shape of our MOSO® Bamboo X-Treme® decking and non-slip variant also allows for versatility with an end-match system that allows for unlimited lengthways connections, and its symmetrical sides offer a smooth or grooved option.

5.     Discrete Fasteners

Made from the same bamboo material as the decking, our MOSO® bamboo clips provide a way to further increase the stability of your decking while blending in with the visuals. These clips prevent metal screws from hindering your design’s potential and make our decking even quicker and easier to install.

6.     Sustainability

Along with the range of advantages when using bamboo for your decking, it also has environmental benefits that can improve the overall ecological impact of your project. These include great sustainability when harvesting and a net-negative carbon footprint over the product’s lifespan.

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The Sustainability of Bamboo Decking

The impact of bamboo on the environment is typically much better than traditional timber alternatives.

Carbon Offset. The main environmental benefit bamboo decking has is a net-negative carbon footprint over its lifespan. This means it offsets more CO2 than it takes to grow, manufacture, and transport.

Rate of Growth. Due to its incredible rate of growth, bamboo is able to offer these benefits to your carbon footprint in a sustainable fashion. Some species of bamboo can grow up to a metre a day, to a maximum height of twenty metres within 4-5 years. This is much more sustainable than most timber options, with comparable hardwoods often taking decades or longer to reach maturity.

Reductions in Chemicals. Bamboo naturally has anti-pest properties, meaning pesticides aren’t needed to protect it while it’s growing. Additionally, it can reach Class B fire rating without chemical impregnation which further reduces the overall chemicals needed to treat it for commercial use.

Long Lifespan. A durable, long-lasting product like bamboo will function for longer without needing a replacement. This contributes to the rest of its sustainability as you won’t have to replace your decking for up to 50 years – meaning less materials will be used over time.

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Robust MOSO® Bamboo Decking from Gripsure

With a range of benefits to your project’s look, durability, and sustainability, bamboo is a great choice to consider for your next deck. Reduce your carbon footprint and elevate your project’s potential with versatile bamboo materials.

Start making use of bamboo decking and cladding from Gripsure today by getting in touch. See our architect resources for help and advice or request a free sample. Find out more about what we do with some related articles below.

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