The Pros and Cons of Bamboo Flooring

bamboo-naturalIncreasingly more of today’s homeowners are choosing bamboo floors. It is extremely eco friendly, looks amazing, and is one of the hardest hardwoods available. Much like anything else, however, it is important to do your research. Bamboo flooring is a fantastic option for your house but make sure that you weigh the advantages and disadvantages of all your flooring choices before making your election.


The natural elegance of bamboo is guaranteed to make any room look more exotic. The grain patterns available can be rather different from conventional hardwood.

Questionable Origins

Like everything else, you truly get what you pay for. If you are thinking about some bamboo flooring however, the pricing seems too good to be true, it probably is. Make sure you ask your floors professional concerning the sourcing and manufacturer of the bamboo you are thinking about.

Great for the Environment

Wood forests take around 30 to 60 years to grow properly, and


may be quickly decimated for production or other purposes. Bamboo matures at a small fraction of that time, taking just 5 years to be ready to be chosen. This exceedingly fast growth rate makes bamboo one of the most eco-friendly flooring choices available.



Different Manufacturing Processes

The same as any other type of hardwood floors, there are different types of bamboo floors and they are not all made equal. It is important to understand which type of bamboo flooring you are looking in: conventional sound, solid strand or engineered.

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