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Bamboo vs. Cork


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We're in the planning stage of redoing the kitchen. I've always liked cork but am concerned about it's durability in the kitchen.

I saw a photo of a kitchen with both floor and cabinets made of bamboo and am wondering if anyone has experience with it.

Pros and Cons, anyone?

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are you sure it's bamboo?

Bamboo laminate is more likely

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Nope. It is real bamboo. Clickety. That is one type.

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I have carbonized vertical bamboo throughout my kitchen/dining/living room area. We've only had it for a few months (just moved into a new house) so I can't speak to its long-term durability. There are a couple of dings and dents here and there already, but I imagine any brand new wood floor gets some marks and you just notice them more because it's so new and shiny.

We thought about doing cork, but it made the most sense for us to use one material for the entire living/dining/kitchen space (it's all one long space) and the cork patterns I liked were the really bold ones. I just wasn't sure I'd like the looks of it enough in the long run, although it sure would be a joy to stand on. Plus it was more expensive than the bamboo.

We'll probably do cork in some of the basement when we finish it though.

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