Cost of Bamboo Flooring

Jim Williams
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Recently, bamboo flooring has been used more and more in both remodeling and new construction. One of the newest and most popular types of flooring, bamboo is known for its environment friendliness, strength, durability, unique aesthetic, and cost sensitivity.

Many consumers assume the cost of bamboo is very high, but that's simply not the case. Here are some facts about bamboo flooring and its cost.

The average bamboo floor costs about $5 to $7 a square foot, not including installation, whereas hardwood options like walnut or pine can exceed $10 per square foot according to New York Times.

Bamboo flooring prices depend heavily on the type of flooring you are interested in purchasing. Like most woods, bamboo can vary in quality, depending on the manufacturer and the finishing technique. Solid bamboo floors, which are the most durable, tend to be more expensive, and can cost as much as $9 per square foot, according to New York Times. Engineered bamboo, can run as low as $3 per square foot, but won’t have the same durability as solid bamboo.

Another factor that affects the cost of bamboo flooring is the type of boards (or planks) purchased. If you are interested in bamboo floors that are easy to install, you may wish to purchase boards that snap together. Because of the labor and man-hours involved, these will be more expensive than tongue and groove planks.

The cost of bamboo planks will vary between manufacturers as well. Some For example, imported solid planks will cost a lot more than unfinished planks you can purchase at most home improvement stores.

More Tips

  • Use discount flooring websites to find the best rate possible.
  • Don’t over-improvise. Less expensive bamboo alternatives may provide a better return on investment.
  • Complex installation configurations and patterns can be an additional 5 to 15 percent more money.
  • A  warranty, which is used to protect “the investment” of your floor will add to the overall cost.

The cost of bamboo varies greatly depending on the type and quality of planks. However, investing in bamboo floors does not have to be overly expensive. You can purchase bamboo flooring affordably by choosing a quality that's right for you from a reputable manufacturer.