Bamboo Flooring vs Hardwood Flooring
In flooring market, both bamboo flooring and hardwood flooring are natural flooring because bamboo or wood grow up in the forest. Bamboo is fast growing and renewable material. Hardwood takes 20 years for harvesting for production of hardwood flooring.
There are a few difference between bamboo flooring with hardwood flooring , so I'd like to explore the similarities and differences between bamboo flooring and hardwood flooring, helping you understand the benefits and drawbacks of each.Bamboo flooring is a relatively new entrant to the hardwood flooring market. Hardwood flooring has always been a popular option because of its clean, classic look. Bamboo flooring offers a unique alternative that may be the ideal choice for your lifestyle.
Price: Bamboo flooring has a better price than hardwood flooring, because bamboo flooring is produced out with bamboo which is very abundant in the country. Hardwood flooring is expensive because all raw materials need be imported from Brazil, Cananda, Russia, Indonesia, Burma etc. Also, the government charges 5% consuming tax for hardwood flooring. The best bamboo flooring is almost same price as lowest price of hardwood floor.
Durability: Bamboo flooring is more stable and durable because it has a complicated process to reduce the possibilities of bending, warping. And, hardwood flooring doesn't have such special process, in low moisture content area, like Beijing, Shenyang, Changchu, the hardwood floor could shrink a little bit.
Color variation: Bamboo flooring has less color variation than hardwood flooring, because bamboo pole has a small diameter and it is harvested in 5 years, so bamboo has less color variation from piece to piece, almost same color, very even. Wood need grow up for harvesting over 20 years, inside of wood is much dark than outside. So after production, there will have very significant color variation from piece to piece.
Heating system: Bamboo flooring has 2 layers and 3 layers for plain pressed, and structures are very stable, so it is very suitable for heating system. Hardwood floor can't be.
Flooring choice: Bamboo flooring only has 2 colors - natural and caramel, 2 structures - plain pressed and side pressed. So, consumers have less choice than hardwood flooring, because hardwood has a wide species, like oak, maple, walnut, teak, merbau, jotoba, mohagony etc. People have so many choices from hardwood flooring.