I am keen to hear opinion from people that have used either or both before. Obviously hardwood timber is more expensive ranging anywhere from around $80 per SQM up to and over $180 per SQM depending on the specie. Bamboo is cheaper and can look more luxurious but scratching (hence it is harder or impossible to repair by the sand and re-polish approach) and swelling and at times the noise can make it a less attractive option. Has anyone got experience in using them? Any thoughts on what looks better and is used more often these days? I was thinking darker more rich colors of both.