Here is a simple comparison between compressed bamboo vs solid compressed bamboo.
The Engineered Compressed Bamboo flooring is also known as Bamwood by another Bamboo Supplier in Perth. On the contrary to what some other flooring companies may say, we only sell the engineered board because it is the best or vice versa. We know these claims couldn`t be further from the truth.
Simply Bamboo is the only company in Perth who imports both boards.
So let me set you straight.......
Both boards are ideal for the Australian climate providing they have been manufactured to a quality standard and the moisture content has been tested accordingly to meet the environmental requirements of the country it is being exported too. Australia unlike the US or Europe for that matter has different moisture requirements compared to other parts of the world.
As we import both style of boards, being the engineered and solid compressed, both are tested to ensure they have acceptable levels of moisture being between 8 -10% before they are even imported to us in Australia.
The solid compressed is exported worldwide throughout the globe, it is also very popular with countries like the US, Canada, parts of Europe and the UK.
The 96mm wide solid compressed board doesn't need the cross section, because this would prove no structural benefit what so ever. However has the engineered is a 120mm wide board being a wider surface distance a cross section has been added. The engineered board is made up of a solid compressed top and bottom layer and the laminated cross centre layer is horizontal bamboo.