The choice between vertical or horizontal bamboo is completely down to personal preference and which one you like the look of. Both types of bamboo flooring have the same properties, benefits and have been made using the same type of bamboo. The main difference is that they have a different grain pattern due to the way in which they have been made.
How are vertical and horizontal bamboo made?
They are both made from strips of dried bamboo, which have been glued together to create the planks of flooring. Horizontal bamboo flooring means that the strips have been glue together in a horizontal pattern. This creates a wider grain pattern. Vertical bamboo flooring is where the strips of bamboo have been glued together vertically, which provides a narrow grain pattern. Both have a tongue and groove fitting profile added and protective lacquer applied to the surface.
What do they look like?
As already mentioned, horizontal bamboo flooring has a wider grain pattern, with the distinctive bamboo knots fairly visible. There are two colour options to choose from: Natural and Carbonised.
Vertical bamboo flooring has a much narrower grain pattern with subtle glimpses of the bamboo knots throughout. Again, there are two colours to choose from: Natural and Carbonised.
What are the similarities between the two floors?
- They are both made from thin strips of dried, sustainable bamboo
- You have the choice of two colours; either a natural or carbonised
- Both have a tongue and groove fitting profile
- Also, they are both as hard as Oak flooring
- You have the option of using them in most rooms in your home
- They are versatile so can be either floated over an underlay or fixed down to the subfloor
- You will notice that both easy to keep clean
- Finally, we have a range of matching bamboo flooring accessories to match both floors