With all the gorgeous and environmentally savvy bamboo floors on the market, their appeal has grown in recent years. They're comparable to hardwoods on many levels, but some folks out their doubt the hardiness and strength of bamboo. So KVUE's Consumer Reports put it to the test next to oak, one of the most popular hardwood choices. And the results are in...
According to KVUE's Consumer Reports, "Tests found that bamboo has gotten much tougher." The bamboo samples tested actually outperformed the hardwoods--and this is against a battery of tests that ranged from every spill imaginable to simulated foot traffic to dent-ability.
That said, this is not a traditional bamboo floor; instead of being solid bamboo, this is shredded bamboo that has been woven back together and sealed with a resin (which has an EQ Rating of 4.4 but still may contain low-emitting formaldehyde products). It's LEED
certified compliant and is overall a sustainable choice.
Watch the KVUE Consumer Reports video here.