-The Bamboo vs. Timber Flooring Dilemma: Which is Right for You?
Whether you are flooring a new home, apartment, or condominium, you have a big decision to make – whether to opt for bamboo or timber as your material of choice.
Odds are, several weeks or months ago, if someone had asked you about your preferred floor choice, you would have either given them a blank look or said something to the effect of “I could care less.” But now that decision-making time is nearing, you want a down-and-dirty guide to help you make the best choice.
First, let’s take a look at some advantages of both types.
• Has potential to be beautiful and long-lasting
• Can stand up to significant traffic
• Depending on how procured and harvested, can be “green” or “eco-friendly”
• Aesthetically flexible
• Protects against sun bleaching
• Easy to clean up spills – vacuum, dry mop, etc.
• Floors harden as they age, which makes clean up even easier
• Depending on the wood you get, can vary hardness, price, durability to meet
your budget, traffic needs, and other needs.
Bamboo is also a luxurious, beautiful material. It’s extremely hard, so it’s resistant to nicking and abrasions. Bamboo is also easy to clean and, when properly harvested, is very eco-friendly, since it regenerates within just three to five years.There are many
beautiful finishes available.Bamboo can last three decades or longer, depending on how you care for it.
So both bamboo and timber are going to be excellent choices. Timber may be more expensive than bamboo, depending on your location, needs, and the size and scope of your project. Bamboo is generally considered to be more eco-friendly than timber.Bamboo is generally slightly harder than most timber, so it can stand up a little bit more to the ravages of everyday life.
Need help to figure out the best decision for your needs, home, and budget? Connect today with the experienced and customer-focused professionals at Elegant Floors. We offer free inspections and estimates. Call us now at 650-961-1339, or learn more about our hardwood floor finishing, installation, and cleaning services at www.elegant-floors.com