Flooring. It’s one of the first things you notice when walking into any home. Not only can flooring affect the look and feel of your home, it can affect the value as well. Whether you are building your new home from the ground up or just making adjustments to your current one, choosing a floor is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a homeowner.
If you prefer a wood floor over carpeting, there are several great materials out there that will give you the look and convenience you’re searching for. Two of the most popular options are hardwood and bamboo. And thanks to Nigel Maynard with Builder Online, homeowners looking for a little help deciding between the two can check out some quick comparisons.
Take a look at Nigel’s pros and cons . . .
- Wide selection
- Earth friendly
- Does not mix well with moisture
- Prone to color changes
- Use over radiant heat can be problematic
- Low maintenance … but repairs can be problematic
- Can be expensive
- Hard and stable
- Rapidly renewable
- Installs just like wood
- High-embodied energy
- Not a solid product
- Inconsistent product quality
- Questionable refinishing data
- Relatively pricey
If you’re a homeowner or a home shopper looking for some flooring help, click here to check out Nigel’s full article on Builder Online today. Still searching for your new home? Be sure to ask any of our area’s finest home builders for flooring advice and check out their design centers for all your favorite options.