Don’t be confused about renewable products necessarily being cheaper or of less quality. Bamboo is an excellent hardwood-equivalent flooring product, and you should expect to pay equivalent prices for quality bamboo as you would for natural hardwood. The advantages above make bamboo in many cases a more viable product, particularly when looking at moisture resistance and low maintenance over time. These factors will make bamboo very cost effective for a residential or light commercial installation.
Less desirable conditions for bamboo are cold environments, where the flooring can shrink more than natural wood, and in high humidity where warping can occur. If bamboo is to be installed over damp areas or areas where moisture can occur it’s important to use vapor barriers, special underlayment to resist moisture, and proper installation to account for changes in shape as the humidity changes.
Here at Flooring.org, we have an extensive bamboo inventory for your consideration. We offer manufacturers such as Bamboo Hardwoods, Home Legend Bamboo, Teragren Bamboo, and Wellmade Bamboo and you can buy hardwood floors online now too! Contact us today to place an order, or if you have any questions about using bamboo for your next flooring project.