Bamboo Poles Comparison
Philippine Bamboo Poles
If you’re looking for the best construction-grade bamboo, then Philippine bamboo is the premium choice. This gorgeous bamboo offers shades of tan with prominent with perfectly spaced nodes that make it a visually striking material. Philippine bamboo is considered one of the finest bamboo in the world not just because its beautiful and decorative, but also because its very strong, in fact, it has an average wall thickness that is anywhere from 20-80% of the diameter. Philippine bamboo poles are the most versatile and can be used for a wide range of uses such as furniture, panels, decorative or as pillars, roofs and other structural purposes. Ideal for both inside and outside uses.
Our Philippine bamboo poles are available in either natural, sanded or sanded & finished poles.
Guadua Bamboo Poles
Guadua bamboo poles are aesthetically pleasing, but the average wall thickness of Guadua bamboo is only 10 to 12 percent of the pole’s diameter. Guadua bamboo poles have thinner walls which means this type of bamboo lacks the strength to use in construction grade jobs. While it’s okay for decorative uses, Guadua bamboo’s usefulness in general or as construction applications is pretty limited because it’s liable to split or crack.
Tonkin Bamboo Poles
A bamboo species native to China with an average wall thickness of just 2 to 3 percent, and diameter from 1-3 cm. Tonkin bamboo poles are the weakest of all bamboo, but looks nice. It’s not strong enough for any type of structural or construction projects, but it can, however be used as a light decorative bamboo option.