Bamboo sinks for the bathroom & kitchen

We’re always telling everyone how tolerant our bamboo boards are of water. Well here are some real world examples …

One day I was telling a client about the merits of bamboo boards, and told him that bamboo is exceptionally moisture tolerant, “in fact, more so that most other timbers”. His response was great! “Really”, he said. “Give me some samples”. So I left him with a bunch of bamboo board samples and was on my merry way.

A couple of weeks later I get this call; “Come see me!”, he said. When I arrived, on the table were the bamboo board samples I had left behind. We normally affix a paper sticker label to the back of our samples, and the one label had a decidedly green tinge around the edge of the sticker. Another sample had a fancy shape cut out of the middle.

He proceeded to tell me how he had tested my “moisture tolerant” comments. He’d popped the one bamboo board sample in his dishwasher & ran 3 hot water wash cycles. He was impressed in that it hadn’t moved or delaminated. So then he threw the board in his fish pond and left it there for the next couple of weeks. The other bamboo board sample, he took to the local granite shop & had them water jet cut a shape out of the middle of the board. “I believe you now”, he said. “And I’m REALLY, REALLY impressed at the bamboo board’s performance. It cuts & mills very well and most of all, it keeps it’s shape”.

Now when I walked away after our first meeting, I’d not expected that response, but wasn’t surprised when I got it.

Lenova is a leading manufacturer of sinks – stainless steel, porcelain, copper, stone & glass. They now sport a bamboo range, a true merit to bamboo’s performance (notice no other timber features in their product line up).

Their Kitchen Collection here & their Bathroom Collection here.

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About The Oriental Bamboo Team

We only deal in Bulk Quantities of Solid Bamboo Timber Products - boards, counter tops, plywood panels and doors - nothing else.
  
Through extensive manufacturing research and experience, we specify our products at our factories to perform well in our diverse African climatic zones.
  
Being solid bamboo pioneers in Southern Africa, we have worked with users in all facets of timber application over the years.
 
We are driven to understand our customers specific requirements. As a result of these relationships with our varied clients, we have accumulated a lot of experience in using solid bamboo products wherever one would traditionally use timber.
  
This blog documents a few of our experiences and comments on various aspects of solid bamboo timber as used in various applications.
  
Oriental Bamboo is a BULK bamboo timber supplier of "specified for Southern Africa": bamboo boards, bamboo plywood panels, solid and hollow core bamboo doors, direct from our factories to the manufacturer - NO MIDDLE MEN. We supply bulk volume clients in South Africa and sub Saharan Africa.

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