Welcome to Bamboo Flooring Facts, where we discuss the pros and cons of bamboo flooring. Once the pot-lights were installed, we had made the mistake of setting the carpet back on the floors (just so we had something nice to walk on before we replaced the flooring) and Ian was barely able to function for weeks- we finally threw out the carpet and this seemed to help.
It is important to note in traditional plank bamboo floors that the lighter the shade of bamboo, the stronger and more durable it will be as the heating process can soften the bamboo making it more prone to denting and scratching from heavy furniture.
You can’t go wrong with either, however if you want a more traditional style and a better chance to add value, go with solid (in hardwood flooring solid will usually add more value than engineered because it will typically have a much longer life span due to the many refinishes the floor can have).
You only have to compare the harvesting rates of hardwood and bamboo to see just how renewable bamboo is. While it can take anywhere between 20 to 120 years for hardwood to reach maturity, bamboo is a completely renewable resource and only takes three to five years.
You might choose to be creative and different by adding different styles of bamboo flooring to your own kitchen, bathroom, and any other room you choose to. Using bamboo flooring for the first time may be a challenge for some, just remember to take good care of it and do not put in an area with a high volume of traffic.