By far, the most popular post on this blog is “Bamboo flooring that fits any budget“. As of today, it has garnered over 60 comments and the greatest number of page views.
Rather surprising considering that the post was written over 2 years ago, and buried deep within the blog.
In the article, I discussed how the perceived high cost of bamboo flooring shouldn’t deter customers because it is surprisingly affordable. In fact, it is similar in pricing to some laminate flooring.
As a result, we have received many enquires from customers expecting to get good quality long strip bamboo flooring at laminate flooring prices.
I have to clarify here that each type of flooring can differ widely in quality and prices. If we compare high quality laminate flooring with some of our special discount bamboo flooring, then the difference is minor.
However, most customers going for laminate flooring is choosing it precisely because it’s cheap. So they would select the lower-end range instead.
Bamboo flooring is an eco-friendly alternative to long strip hardwood flooring, and should be compared against them. Even parquet floor (using small pieces of wood flooring) is one class below.
Bamboo flooring might be more expensive than most laminate flooring. But what we should be asking is:
Does bamboo flooring offer better value than laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring tends to look tired and worn after a couple of years, especially the budget range. Being a plastic composite product, it cannot be re-sanded. The only option is to replace the entire floor.
Bamboo flooring, on the other hand, is hard and durable (some 20% harder than teak flooring). It is designed to last a lifetime.
You can even re-sand it 3-4 times, and get a brand new floor each time. The cost of re-sanding is just a fraction of getting a new laminate floor.
Take a longer perspective, and you’ll see just why bamboo flooring offers such excellent value.
And one thing is for sure, bamboo flooring looks much more natural and elegant than laminate flooring:
Apartment bedroom (South Korea)
Office reception area (Singapore)
So just give us a ring at 65659217 if you want to have such beautiful and eco-friendly floors in your home or office!If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!