Bamboo OR Engineered Timber Flooring?
Bamboo or engineered timber? Now this is a question that needs a good deal of comparison. Overall, both are excellent choices for your home’s flooring; however, when it comes down to it, there will be particular points of your individual personality or taste that will be the ultimate deciding factor.
Let’s look at both and see how bamboo flooring and engineered timber flooring compare:
Bamboo is the most eco-friendly choice since the growth rate of new bamboo takes four to six years to rejuvenate whereas oak and other woods can take between 20 and 50 years to produce pliable wood for your flooring.
Bamboo is really easy to maintain. A quick sweep and a wipe and it will look just as it did when you installed it.
Bamboo is very durable.
Bamboo is somewhat more resistant to water stains, warping and other water damage than hardwood materials such as timber, for example.
The sad part about bamboo flooring is the scratches. There will be scratches. However, there are methods to fix this. Still it’s not a great idea for a family of running children, cats and dogs.
Also, although it is somewhat water resistant to staining and warping, too much humidity will cause the planks to shrink slightly eventually.
Engineered Timber flooring
Hardwood, a while back, had not enough technology to engineer it properly to provide it to the masses the way it does now in Perth. This choice for your flooring is one of the most technologically-advanced methods of installing flooring.
Engineered timber gives you the look and feel of hardwood on the top, which is usually about four or so millimetres thick, acting as a top cover to the many layers of engineered planks. This makes for a strong floor, resistant to just about anything.
It’s water-resistant, and you won’t see warping or any damaging from this engineered hardwood timber. This means that you could install this in the bathroom as well as the sitting room.
What are your thoughts now?
Here is the comparison, and by far it seems that engineered timber flooring seems to be winning with all its advantages. Still, there’s the environment to think about, which is why it was mentioned at the beginning of this topic that it would boil down to the personality of the homeowner. If you are for a greener planet and a more sustainable environment, then bamboo is your choice.
For more information about the differences between engineered timber wood and bamboo flooring, contact us to discuss your needs.
Also, it’s a good idea to weigh it out, taking into consideration your lifestyle. Lately, bamboo has become the vogue thing to have in your Perth home; but again, it may not suit your particular lifestyle right now. Perhaps in the future when the kids are grown up and out of the nest then perhaps you could convert your living space.
However, you could still have best of both worlds. Install everything with engineered hardwood and leave the study to be bamboo. That’s a look that may suit your lifestyle and needs.