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Horizontal Vs Vertical Bamboo Flooring

Horizontal Vs Vertical bamboo flooring is something we get asked about quite a lot.  The simple answer is that it is purely down to personal reference of the way that each type of flooring looks.  Both horizontal and vertical bamboo have the same properties and benefits, they just have a slightly different grain pattern due to the way that the planks are made.

 

The similarities between horizontal and vertical bamboo flooring

  • Both are made from strips of bamboo
  • You can find both in either a natural colour or carbonised brown
  • Also, they are both as hard as Oak flooring
  • You can use them in most rooms in your home
  • Both have a tongue and groove fitting system
  • You can choose to float the floors over an underlay or fix them into position
  • Furthermore, they are both easy to look after and keep clean
  • Finally, we have a range of matching bamboo flooring accessories to complement both horizontal and vertical bamboo flooring

 

The differences between horizontal and vertical bamboo flooring

The main differences between the two is the way that they look.  The grain patterns are very different in each type of bamboo floor, which is a result of the way in which they have been made.

Horizontal bamboo flooring has a wide grain pattern with visible distinctive bamboo knots.  This is because the strips of bamboo have been glued together horizontally.

Carbonised Horizontal Bamboo Flooring

 

Vertical bamboo flooring has a narrow grain pattern with subtle glimpses of the bamboo knots.  This is because the strips of bamboo have been glued together vertically.

Carbonised Vertical Bamboo Flooring

 

If you would like to find out more information about these types of flooring, have a look at: How is Horizontal Bamboo Flooring Made or How is Vertical Bamboo Flooring Made.

You can also order free samples of any of our types of bamboo floors.