It is not only for flooring that bamboo can be used. In Japan and China they have been using bamboo for centuries to make wall coverings, blinds and shades. In Japan bamboo blinds are still made by hand by artisans. They are made using traditional techniques and tools.
First the bamboo is cut into thin strips then the outer skin is removed and the strips are whittled down to size. The size of slats vary from matchstick thickness to much thicker slats. The slats are held together with cords which are attached to the roll up mechanism.
According to the weave style and the thickness of the slats privacy is created. With lighter bamboo shades a beautiful dappled effect is created in a room.
It is also possible to buy Roman bamboo blinds that instead of rolling up fold up and hang in loose folds from the top of the window.
Bamboo blinds and shades come in all sizes to fit any window. They also come in a variety of colors to fit different interior decors. Bamboo blinds add a touch of the orient to a room.
Finally, like all bamboo products, bamboo blinds are anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. They are a useful addition to people wanting to create safe indoor air and avoid materials that harbor dust mites and other allergen triggers.