Hardwood vs. BambooBamboo is getting more and more popular. But is it better than hardwood? Let’s see the main cons and pros for both of them.
Many manufacturers agree that it’s easier to work with hardwood than with bamboo.
Natural bamboo is the most durable flooring material on the market. It’s even more durable than red oak or white oak. It is recommended to be used in high traffic areas. On the other hand, carbonized bamboo is softer even than most of the hardwood materials.
Water and temperature resilience
Bamboo is know for the resilience to changing temperatures and moisture. Hardwood has a bad mark at this chapter. It will swell if exposed to high humidity or different temperatures, over a long period of time.
Bamboo it’s one of the most sustainable resources. It can grow up to 3 feet a day and can be harvested once a few years. The downside is that the energy consumed and pollution caused for harvesting is greater than for the hardwood.
Both flooring materials are at competitive costs. They vary from 4 to $8 per square foot.