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Bamboo Washrooms: Why Bamboo is the Super Material of the Future

Updated: Jan 26



Here at Maxwood, we believe that well-designed washrooms are important in commercial buildings, and the materials used to furnish them are just as important. One of the most exciting and forward-thinking materials on the market is bamboo, and Maxwood Washrooms have just released the Industry's first solid bamboo cubicle range. This blog post will explore why bamboo is the super material of the future and how it can be used to create functional, sustainable washrooms.

Bamboo is the fastest-growing plant on earth


Bamboo is one of the most eco-friendly materials on the planet because of its incredibly fast growth rate. Some species can grow as fast as 2.91 feet per day, or 1.5 inches per hour, according to the Guinness World Records. This rapid bamboo growth rate makes it a perfect choice for creating sustainable materials. Depending on the variety, it can take anywhere from 1 to 5 years to grow to full maturity, which is far quicker than any other growing tree. Not only that, but harvested bamboo doesn't need to be replanted as it regrows from its own root system. This means that the soil and roots aren’t disturbed and it helps maintain soil health. Thanks to its renewable nature, bamboo is becoming one of the most eco-friendly materials available for production.