There are several things to consider when you’re picking the right kind of flooring for your home or work area, and if you have narrowed it down to bamboo and hardwood, then it is important to consider exactly what would be right for you, weighing the pros and cons of both options.
Bamboo is a better option ecologically speaking. Hard wood trees take a very long time to grow and mature, cutting them down for wood does have a very big ecological impact.
Bamboo on the other hand is actually a kind of grass which is very fast growing and yields the kind of wood that is ecologically more desirable to use. Bamboo can be harvested in as little as three years and is therefore considered to be a rapidly renewable resource.
You cannot beat the appeal that hardwood flooring has, however they can be expensive to install and maintain. Though the strength and durability of hard wood flooring is hard to match, bamboo is a close second in terms of strength and durability.
Also bamboo is said to have better resistance to water than hardwood flooring however it does have the drawback of showing stains rather easily, which are also more difficult to get rid of.
Consider Recycled flooring. This is an excellent option for those who want the charm and the durability of wood flooring, but think twice about it due to how expensive it can be.
Recycled flooring is made from material that has been recycled from a variety of different sources. The benefits of using recycled flooring are obvious: not only do you reduce the burden on the landfills; you also prevent new wood sources from being cut down.
Also recycled flooring may be a lot cheaper and can look unique as well. You can expect to find some fine quality wood in recycled wood, such as Oak, Maple, Heart Pine, Cherry, Chestnut, etc.
Consider Laminate flooring. This is cheaper than any other kind of wooden flooring and while it looks much like the real thing, it can save you a lot of money.
Modern laminate flooring is nothing like it used to be; whereas earlier it used to give a fake and synthetic appearance, now laminate flooring is hard to tell from the real thing and if laid well, could be an excellent choice.