Horizontal or Vertical Bamboo Flooring?

Horizontal or Vertical Bamboo Flooring?

This entry was posted on May 19, 2020 by sam elliott

The choice between horizontal or vertical bamboo is purely down to personal choice and aesthetics. They are both made from solid strips of bamboo that have been glued together to form a plank of flooring.  Both horizontal and vertical bamboo are the same strength and are available in the same two colour options; natural and carbonised.


For further details about how these types of flooring are made, have a look at the following: How is horizontal bamboo flooring made? How is vertical bamboo flooring made?  


What is horizontal bamboo flooring?

Horizontal bamboo flooring has a wide visible grain pattern that allows you to appreciate the natural knots and grain pattern of the bamboo.  The thin strips of bamboo are glued together horizontally.  This allows you to admire the natural and distinctive beauty of the bamboo grain. 


What is vertical bamboo flooring?

Vertical bamboo flooring has a narrow grain pattern which allows you to see glimpses of the knot pattern of the bamboo.  The thin strips of bamboo have been glued together vertically.  This gives a remarkable insight into the elegance and splendor of the bamboo. 


Should I choose horizontal or vertical bamboo?

Both horizontal or vertical bamboo have the same benefits and properties.  The only difference is the direction that the bamboo has been glued, which gives a different grain pattern and appearance.  Horizontal has a wide grain pattern compared to vertical which has a narrow grain pattern. You will then have the choice of either a natural golden bamboo or a carbonised coffee brown colour. Both have a tongue and groove fitting system.  They can either be floated over an underlay or fixed into position with glue or nails. 

We also have matching bamboo flooring accessories such as skirting, beading and door bars. When choosing horizontal or vertical bamboo flooring you are making an eco-friendly choice. Bamboo is a sustainable and fast-growing grass.  The flooring is durable and adds a distinctive and fresh appearance to any room.

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