- audrienneKParticipant@audriennekJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 4
Hi everyone. I am new here
I am living in an apartment (one bedroom apartment) and planning to change the carpet to floorboard. Kinda like bamboo but from what I heard, it seem that bamboo is not very popular.
Plan to live in the apartment for 2-3 more years before I rent it out/sell it.
My question is if i decide to go ahead with bamboo, will that reduce the resale value . And given the size of the apartment is that worth it to “invest” at real timber instead of bamboo/floating floorboard.kellylockMember@kellylockJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 60
I heard about bamboo floorboards just the other day. Apparently they are cheaper, a renewable resource, and very hard (so less scratches and scuffs etc…)
I wonder if bamboo is not popular because it is just new, as I had only heard about it in the last 2 weeks.
I don’t have any experience with bamboo and resale of houses, but when I saw it, it looked just like timber floorboards, so that makes me think that it may not make any difference to the resale price.
KellyJFisherMember@jfisherJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 143
I love the idea of bamboo flooring, as Kelly said it is a sustainable flooring and is right up there with the more hard wearing timber floors. In this day and age with people being very receptive to sustainable design I think it would be a great marketing feature if the property was ever sold, but if kept for an IP then the flooring would look as good, if not better, in a few years time than any other floor that you could lay . Go for it I think.
daryl fisher homescelesteParticipant@celesteJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 169
I picked up some at auction and intend putting it thru my next 3 projects ( I buy,reno,sell), the 3rd is an apartment and I think it will be my wow factor. It’s easy to lay, you can float it same as the laminates. It is a hardwood not fake wood. It pre finished so no sanding and vanishing.
There are plenty of sites on the internet on how to do it.
CelesteAmandaBSParticipant@amandabsJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 549
I’ve seen it layed in a display home and it felt quite soft underfoot. I saw an article on TV the other day saying how it can withstand traffic much better than timber.
Seems to be around $100m retail but like Celeste I’ve seen it go through the auction rooms for only $25m.
We’ll certainly be looking at using it in our next project.
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“It is better to be inconspicuously wealthy, than to be ostentatiously poor…”audrienneKParticipant@audriennekJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 4
Thanks to everyone for their replies.
My next question is should I keep carpet on bedroom? It seem that some ppl prefer to have carpet in bedroom.
I personally think, given the size of the apartment, it would look nicer to have bamboo for the whole room of the apartment (except the bathroom).JFisherMember@jfisherJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 143
We took carpet out of our bedroom and then put it back in a few years later. We get big temperature differences from winter to summer and the floorboards were still too cold in winter, in saying that we are up on stumps with a conventional timber floor that is over 60 years old; if you are laying floating floor on a slab then draughts wouldn’t be an issue.
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