Choosing a decking material can be a tough task. Especially with a rise in alternative decking solutions, such as bamboo, which has been increasing in popularity over the last few years.
The new generation in decking
Did you know that bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the entire world! With certain species growing up to a meter per day in favourable conditions. It’s because of this rapid growth that it’s become a viable replacement to wooden decking. It can be harvested in 3-5 years versus 10-20 years for most softwoods and up to 100 years for some hardwoods. That’s a substantial difference in sustainability.
Deckscapes loves using solid bamboo decking boards. We use MOSO® Bamboo X-treme which is made from compressed, thermally treated bamboo strips. After processing, it becomes even more hard and durable, making it a suitable choice for high-traffic areas.
Come rain, come shine, it is suitable for the outdoors and makes a great decking material for Cape Town’s weather conditions. Another plus is that the supplier MOSO, offers a 25 year guarantee on the product.
Bamboo products have a natural beauty to them and vary in colour, grain and appearance. It will however weather overtime and the colour will change to a grey if it the boards are not maintained.