Choosing the right wood flooring for your newly constructed or renovated home will enhance not only its aesthetic beauty but will also increase its overall value.
There are many choices – bamboo, oak and timber flooring, the latter two falls under the hardwood-flooring category.
Now for the untrained eyes, bamboo and hardwood flooring might appear similar. They have the same look, feel, texture and up to some extent share the same characteristics.
But we must remember that bamboo is a type of grass while hardwood is harvested from trees. So there’s a world of difference between them as well.
It might be easy to just choose hardwood over bamboo right?
Bamboo on the positive side is very hard that has a Janka Scale reading of 16 which is on the top end of the scale.
Again, there are similarities between them, and if you’re on a tight leash over budget and a bit unsure as to which type to go for, you might want to really consider this before taking your pick.
Wood Flooring Comparison
Bamboo is a renewable source of wood flooring product that makes it very Eco-friendly.
It is also highly durable and suitable to any location and environment that requires extensive usage.
Bamboo floors characteristically possess a high tensile strength, in fact its Janka hardness ranking place it higher than most traditional hardwood floors.
The toughness of bamboo floors are dependent on 3 factors: stalk placement, the quality of the raw bamboo material and finally – the added materials.
The process required to make bamboo flooring is a big factor that determines its useful life, which generally lasts between 10 to 25 years.
The cost to harvest and produce bamboo flooring is also a lot cheaper and economical as bamboo is a rapid growing grass.
There are many finishes available as far as hardwood flooring is concerned. This is due to the many variations and available timber types as well as manufacturing process applied to produce the desired outcome.
Hardwood Engineered flooring is very durable, resistant to water and best of all, requires very minimal maintenance. Their durability depends on a number of factors such as type of floor finish, type of wood used, where and how it is installed and maintained.
Spotted Gum for example is a type of hardwood product that is very hard-wearing and has a rating of 11 on the Janka Hardness Scale.
Hardwood flooring can also resist stains and won’t hold moisture if properly installed.
They can better withstand the wear and tear of extreme usage and will surely age beautifully with time. They can also last a lot longer, meaning generations will benefit from their grandparents’ one-time investment.
With these many advantages and benefits of hardwood flooring, one can easily surmise that hardwood flooring is the way to go, but one deep disadvantage to these types is the cost.
Hardwoods are expensive to harvest and manufacture because nature takes longer time to grow these hardwoods into perfect wooden flooring products. The installation process also requires a professionally -trained installer to do the job properly.
Given these factors, choosing which wood flooring to use might not be an easy picking for many uninformed homeowners, this is where our professionally-trained installers can be counted upon to make the choice easy for you.
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