Engineered Wood vs. Bamboo Flooring

Both engineered and bamboo flooring is commonly used in the building sector today. Both of them also have some unique features that you will need to be aware of. Anything engineered floors can do, bamboo can do too.
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When it comes to durability you will find that both engineered and bamboo floors offer great durability and a long lifespan. Lifespan of engineered hardwood floors depend on a wear layer, thickness and the hardness of the wood species. Bamboo floors (strand woven) are known for their strength and durability and it can range from 1180 over 5000 based on the Janka hardness test. These impressive numbers indicate that certain types of bamboo planks are stronger than oak, walnut or maple.

When it comes to durability you will find that both engineered and bamboo floors offer great durability and a long lifespan. Lifespan of engineered hardwood floors depend on a wear layer, thickness and the hardness of the wood species. Bamboo floors (strand woven) are known for their strength and durability and it can range from 1180 over 5000 based on the Janka hardness test. These impressive numbers indicate that certain types of bamboo planks are stronger than oak, walnut or maple.

The major difference between engineered timber and bamboo flooring is in the way that they are manufactured. Bamboo flooring is made of bamboo particles pressed together under extreme pressure or heat which provides you with a very strong and hard bamboo surface (strand woven bamboo). Engineered timber flooring is made of several layers of different type of wood components. The inner layers are made of plywood or high density fibreboard.

The major difference between engineered timber and bamboo flooring is in the way that they are manufactured. Bamboo flooring is made of bamboo particles pressed together under extreme pressure or heat which provides you with a very strong and hard bamboo surface (strand woven bamboo). Engineered timber flooring is made of several layers of different type of wood components. The inner layers are made of plywood or high density fibreboard.

Installation of bamboo floors is a fairly quick and easy DIY process, especially with certified and well-known click systems. Most of engineered timber floors are installed using either glue-down or nails method which can cost more compared to bamboo flooring.

Installation of bamboo floors is a fairly quick and easy DIY process, especially with certified and well-known click systems. Most of engineered timber floors are installed using either glue-down or nails method which can cost more compared to bamboo flooring.

Both engineered and bamboo floors are moisture resistant which can actually add more stability to your floor. Engineered hardwood flooring id designed to reduce the moisture problems associated with hardwood floors. Its layers block moisture therefore it will not swell or shrink, making it very low maintenance. Bamboo flooring is considered to be made from one of the biggest growing grasses therefore it is naturally resistant to moisture, mould and bacteria

Both engineered and bamboo floors are moisture resistant which can actually add more stability to your floor. Engineered hardwood flooring id designed to reduce the moisture problems associated with hardwood floors. Its layers block moisture therefore it will not swell or shrink, making it very low maintenance. Bamboo flooring is considered to be made from one of the biggest growing grasses therefore it is naturally resistant to moisture, mould and bacteria

Bamboo flooring growth rate is exceptionally fast which makes it the most environmentally friendly floor on the market today. Bamboo plants reach full maturity faster than trees which can take as long as 40+ years to grow.

Bamboo flooring growth rate is exceptionally fast which makes it the most environmentally friendly floor on the market today. Bamboo plants reach full maturity faster than trees which can take as long as 40+ years to grow.

One of the biggest differences between bamboo and engineered flooring is the price. Engineered timber flooring is going to be more expensive than strand woven bamboo flooring in most cases. Bamboo floors not only cost less than engineered hardwood floors, the maintenance and installation costs are also significantly less.

One of the biggest differences between bamboo and engineered flooring is the price. Engineered timber flooring is going to be more expensive than strand woven bamboo flooring in most cases. Bamboo floors not only cost less than engineered hardwood floors, the maintenance and installation costs are also significantly less.

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An image comparing Engineered Timber Flooring versus Bamboo Flooring

An image comparing Engineered Timber Flooring versus Bamboo Flooring

Both engineered timber and bamboo manufacturers should be carefully researched before making a buying decision as there are many manufacturers that will try to cut corners by using toxic chemicals that can cause health risks and not high density fibre-boards. There are some sellers selling very cheap, immature bamboo flooring that is coated with cheap and toxic coatings of finish that are unfortunately giving bamboo a bade name.

Both engineered timber and bamboo manufacturers should be carefully researched before making a buying decision as there are many manufacturers that will try to cut corners by using toxic chemicals that can cause health risks and not high density fibre-boards. There are some sellers selling very cheap, immature bamboo flooring that is coated with cheap and toxic coatings of finish that are unfortunately giving bamboo a bade name.

Both bamboo and engineered are available in countless finishes and textures

Both bamboo and engineered are available in countless finishes and textures


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