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Is bamboo flooring better than hardwood for installing on a ground level concrete slab?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 13, 2014 01:01 AM
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I like the idea of bamboo flooring but have seen lots of negative reviews regarding quality, splintering etc., so perhaps hardwood over a plywood base would be better? My other concern relates to VOC's from glues & stains as I have 2 young children. Any suggestions?




 

 

I like the idea of bamboo flooring but have seen lots of negative reviews regarding quality, splintering etc., so perhaps hardwood over a plywood base would be better? My other concern relates to VOC's from glues & stains as I have 2 young children. Any suggestions?

From a pure sustainability perspective, a local hardwood is probably a more sustainable choice than bamboo simply because of the embodied energy of the bamboo...it comes from Asia primarily. There...


 

 

 
 
 

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