General Bamboo mat Black Budget
Is your balcony ready for a facelift or do you want to give your garden a more tropical look? Then the Bamboo mat Black Budget on a roll of 1.00 meters is the solution. The bamboo mat is great on the balcony and gives its density also once the balcony more privacy. Our Bamboo Mat Black Budget can also be used in different places, so use our mats as garden fence and wall covering.
The Bamboo Mat Black Budget consists of durable nigra bamboo canes with a thickness of 20-30 millimeters. The canes are tapered and are therefore alternately placed with the thick and thin side next to each other. As mentioned earlier, this product can be used in many places, both indoors and outdoors and we offer the product in different sizes.
We recommend placing the bamboo mat budget at least 2 cm off the ground so that it does not remain in direct contact with wet soil. This can cause black discoloration over time. You can, for example, use an edge board during installation on which the bamboo mat can rest.
- To fix a bamboo mat against a wooden fence or wall, drill 4 mm holes through the bamboo canes, preferably using our special 4 mm bamboo drill. Do this about every 20 cm in a horizontal direction and screw down the bamboo mat with 4 x 50 mm stainless steel screws. Attention, fixed is fixed! Screw the bamboo mat to the top, middle and bottom for maximum stability.
- It is also possible to cover the bamboo mat with wire staples against a wooden fence or wall. Place the wire staples over the galvanised iron wires and hammer them into the wood. Do not drive the staples through the bamboo stems to avoid splitting them.
- Attaching a bamboo mat to mesh fencing is very easy using Tie ropes or tie-wraps. Bend the binding wires around the galvanised metal wire running through the bamboo mat and pull it tight to the metal fence.
Shortening of bamboo mats on a roll
- A big advantage of bamboo is that it is an easy material to work with. You can easily shorten the width of a bamboo mat on a roll by loosening the galvanised metal wires on the side. Then pull the desired amount of bamboo canes from the roll and fold the iron wires back in place, done!
- To adjust the height of the bamboo mat on roll, you can cut the bamboo canes. Preferably use a saw blade with fine teeth and tape the bamboo sticks with painter's tape to minimise the possible splintering of the bamboo.
In outdoor use bamboo will start to grey. If you want to prevent this, we advise to treat bamboo annually with Bamboo Protector, a specially developed UV-resistant stain that slows down the ageing process and thus increases the durability of the bamboo. You can apply this transparent bamboo stain immediately after installation.
- Each bamboo cane is unique, so colour differences in a black bamboo mat are normal.
- The diameter of each bamboo stick and the height and width of each bamboo mat may vary.
- Vertical cracks can/will appear in bamboo mats. Just like wood, bamboo expands or shrinks with changes in temperature or humidity. However, cracks have no effect on the lifespan of the bamboo mat.