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Why is bamboo better than wood?
Last Updated: 19th March, 2020
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Also question is, is bamboo better than wood?
Bamboo is so fast-growing that it can yield 20 times more timber than trees on the same area. According to Pacific Northwest green building supplier Ecohaus, bamboo—one of the firm's top selling flooring options—is harder, more moisture resistant and more stable than even oak hardwoods.
Likewise, does Bamboo last longer than wood? Without any protective treatment, most bamboo species have an average natural durability of less than 2 years. Stored under cover, untreated bamboo may last 4-7 years. Although some of the characteristics of bamboo resemble those of wood, its growth characteristics and microstructure is different.
Simply so, is Bamboo good for hardwood?
Durable. Bamboo flooring that is of high quality will wear as well and last about as long as traditional hardwood floors. In particular, un-carbonized bamboo can as strong, hard, and durable as red oak, and certain strand-woven bamboo can be even harder.
Which is harder bamboo or oak?
In general, bamboo falls at about 1,200 to 1,400 on the Janka Hardness Scale, which means it's a little harder than oak and ash. Some manufacturers claim the product is 12 percent harder than North American maple, but that's hard to say.