Superior hardness and durability for high-traffic areas; perfect for residential or commercial settings. You only have to compare the harvesting rates of hardwood and bamboo to see just how renewable bamboo is. While it can take anywhere between 20 to 120 years for hardwood to reach maturity, bamboo is a completely renewable resource and only takes three to five years.
To obtain updated information, it’s best to contact your bamboo manufacturer, who may be able to provide you with updated meter instructions that will help you calibrate your meter and collect accurate readings with the materials you are working with.
Other factors that affect how flooring performs: type of core for engineered flooring like: pine, hdf (high density fiber board), poplar, oak, birch….etc… When choosing an engineered floor (other than the species) consider grain direction and thickness floor or top wear surface of the product, engineered hardwoods with thicker wear layers (more actual hardwood) will offer more resistance to dinging than ones with much thinner wear layers.
Engineered strand woven bamboo flooring engineered strand bamboo flooring is the new improved structure from strand bamboo flooring and engineered strand bamboo flooring is the hardest wood floor on the market today, rated at 3000 on the Janka scale!
You can’t go wrong with either, however if you want a more traditional style and a better chance to add value, go with solid (in hardwood flooring solid will usually add more value than engineered because it will typically have a much longer life span due to the many refinishes the floor can have).