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Bamboo vs hardwood floors - which is better?

  1. kerryg profile image87
    kerrygposted 8 years ago

    Bamboo vs hardwood floors - which is better?

  2. adsensesecrets profile image60
    adsensesecretsposted 8 years ago

    definitely bamboo, it is a renewable source!

  3. sarovai profile image76
    sarovaiposted 8 years ago

    Hardwood is preferred for wood flooring. Even you can use softwood also. But the maturity of tree, that matter. Nowadays Bamboo is becoming very popular and slowly replacing the hardwood and softwood.

  4. R Oberoi profile image54
    R Oberoiposted 8 years ago

    First of all bamboo flooring is eco-friendly flooring whereas  hardwood is not. Secondly bamboo plant takes less time to grow than hardwood trees. Thirdly the roots remain under the soil after harvesting the bamboo. So another crop from the same roots can be obtained and this will be harder than hardwood. Fourthly you need to care less for bamboo flooring. This shows that bamboo flooring is better than hardwood one.

  5. hometips profile image53
    hometipsposted 8 years ago

    It depends on where you live and the climate. You can read all about Bamboo Flooring and Hardwood Flooring in my following two articles:

    1. http://hubpages.com/hub/Bamboo-Flooring-Information

    2. http://hubpages.com/hub/Wood-Flooring

  6. EricOnline profile image72
    EricOnlineposted 8 years ago

    Bamboo is a great flooring material. It's harder than oak. R Oberoi is correct, bamboo is eco-friendly. Some bamboos, members of the grass family, can grow a few feet in a day so they are a very renewable resource. Trees are too, but they take a lot longer to grow back.  The only drawback I can imagine - for some people, maybe - bamboo does not strain too well. But then again, who wants a red bamboo floor. 

    http://www.bestflooringforyou.com/why-i … pular.html

  7. Song-Bird profile image81
    Song-Birdposted 8 years ago

    Bamboo is both durable and environmentally friendly.  See my hub:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Going-Green-Wit … l-Flooring

  8. profile image45
    cork-flooringposted 7 years ago

    Bamboo is "not" as eco-friendly as many people market the product. In fact, the production of bamboo flooring requires large amounts of formaldehyde which is extremely bad for the environment. Also, the location of most bamboo and the production areas require a significant amount of fuel to transport it to the production area, then to the consumer. Consider cork flooring as a viable solution:


  9. Bamboo Flooring profile image61
    Bamboo Flooringposted 7 years ago

    Bamboo flooring as more advantage than hardwoods, so I would say bamboo flooring better but see my blog http://www.simplybamboo.com.au/bamboo-f … oring.html

  10. dabeaner profile image55
    dabeanerposted 7 years ago

    Bamboo is just a greenie-weenie politically correct fad.  Hardwood yes.

    All you eco-freaks, consider that you are just tilting at windmills.  The problem is overpopulation, not what kind of wood you use.  What will be your substitute for flooring when the population gets to 10 billion from the present nearly 7 billion?  Dirt?

    "Whatever your cause, it's a lost cause without population control."
    That means birth control, abortion, infanticide, spaying.  Deal with it or go home.

  11. ed77burns profile image35
    ed77burnsposted 7 years ago

    Bamboo will be a good choice as it is eco-friendly and its durability is also good.Go for it.

  12. Sharonh919 profile image55
    Sharonh919posted 7 years ago
  13. karengibsonroc profile image80
    karengibsonrocposted 7 years ago

    i actually live in an apartment with bamboo floors..they look gorgeous but i would never put them in my house...they dent easy and no matter what you clean them with (i use plain water) they are always slippery...i would definitely prefer wood floors!

  14. The Jet profile image76
    The Jetposted 6 years ago

    Well... I guess I'd choose bamboo because it's cooler. I mean, c'mon -- it's bamboo!