What material is 100% renewable, stronger than oak, and as pretty as bamboo? If you guessed Plyboo, you win an Inhabitat star. Plyboo, just as it sounds, is laminated bamboo plywood. Stronger and more durable than most hardwoods, yet lightweight and eco-friendly, ply bamboo is an ideal material for flooring, walls, and furniture.
Another company forging the way in bamboo products is the more recently established Silkroad, by K&M Bamboo Products. Along with their standard Bamboo plywood, they also offer Bamboo veneer.
Based on feedback from quite a few users, we’ve realized Plyboo is actually fairly expensive right now. We’re hoping that as the demand for it increases, it will be produced in larger quantities and the price will go down. Until then, however, be warned!