Bamboo Flooring: Understanding The Pros And Cons

Making an informed decision on your flooring materials requires research. And if it’s research you’re after, you’ve come to the right place! We have a lot of experience with bamboo flooring, and we are well aware of its pros and cons. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the pros and cons of bamboo flooring. Hopefully there’s enough information here to help you make the right choice for your floor – but if you have any queries, do get in touch.

A definite pro of bamboo flooring is its cost: it’s one of the most affordable timber flooring products

When it comes to the pros of bamboo flooring, its cost is definitely up there. Bamboo flooring is a lot easier to produce than a lot of other hardwood flooring products. Bamboo has a short growth cycle too, so it’s always in great abundance across the world. These are just some of the factors that make it more affordable than older, less common hardwoods. All the advantages of hardwood, without the price tag: that’s a definite pro as far as we’re concerned!

Bamboo flooring is also environmentally sustainable, which is among its many pros!

The quick growth and abundance of bamboo do more than just make it affordable. These factors also make it far more environmentally sustainable than most other hardwoods. With quick growth and an easy harvest, bamboo does not require as many resources to make it to your floors. Buying it also takes pressure off many native hardwoods that are harvested for flooring products. The result of this is a more robust and sustainable forestry industry, with greater diversity of products.

Durability is always a pro or con of flooring products: for bamboo flooring though, that’s a pro!

Floors take a beating – after all, we spend our days walking all over them. That’s why durability is often a make or break. And when it comes to pros and cons, bamboo flooring is no different. Luckily, bamboo flooring definitely makes the cut in terms of durability. It is hard, tough, and surprisingly light. It can also resist scratches reasonably well, if you take good care of it. With the right care and attention, your bamboo flooring will stick with you for a long time to come.

Bamboo flooring does have some cons, as well as pros: for example some is not processed sustainably

We’ve looked at plenty of bamboo flooring’s pros – but there are some cons to address as well. One of these is production. As we looked at above, bamboo flooring is among the most sustainable timber flooring products. However, some providers internationally have sought to take advantage of this. Using the reputation of bamboo flooring as sustainable, these providers have been known to use unsustainable methods to harvest it. That’s why it pays to source your bamboo flooring from a reputable local provider. Doing so effectively circumvents this issue, so you can enjoy the sustainability of your bamboo flooring for what it is: a pro!

Bamboo flooring is relatively limited in colour and shade: that may be a pro or con, depending on your preferences

Our last point could be one of bamboo flooring’s pros or cons, depending on how you look at it. Bamboo flooring is quite light in colour, and there is little variation. That means the colour you see is generally the colour you get. So if you’re looking for darker timber shades, that’s going to be a definite con. However, if you are chasing lighter shades for your timber flooring, bamboo is about as light as it gets!

If you would like to see some of the pros and cons of bamboo flooring in person, contact our showroom today.