Does anyone have any experience or opinion about bamboo flooring. The
bamboo material that I have been looking at is three layers that are glued
together. I have seen it in several new condos in town but wonder whether
it is a durable flooring. Comments appreciated.
I have installed prefinished bamboo flooring in two of my bedrooms for 4
years now. No complaints. Love the simple, clean look. Before I bought
it, I took a single plank home as a sample. I also had oak hardwood floor
planks, pine planks, engineered wood (ply with oak or cherry veneer). I
took them and soak them in water for one hour. Then I took them out and let
them dry naturally. The bamboo was the only piece that dried with no
appreciable warping and deformation. I love it.
The only slight problem was the prefinished planks came beveled. If you
want unbeveled they will be unfinished, and you will have to finish it
yourself, which is probably what I will do next time. The bevel tend to
make it easier to trap small dust particles when you sweep the floor.
Bamboo flooring is cheap chinese crap, will never last as long as hardwood
of any type.
What have we learnt about cheap commie imports from places like Harbor
Freight? They take all the jobs and cash and we end up with overflowing
I'm in the process of putting down a engineered Bamboo floor by
Mastercraft (floating floor). Pieces go together real quick. It looks
Also, I picked these because it was more durable than solid wood and it
will wear better than laminate. When I was picking out flooring, i
tried forcing the edge of a coin into the display pieces to see how
easly the boards dent. This was the only flooring I couldnt leave a
I'm thinking about ripping out my carpet. If you don't mind me asking,
how much is bamboo flooring and where (state/city) did you purchase
On 4 Mar 2005 11:08:18 -0800, c email@example.com wrote:
I picked mine up at Menards (IL) when they were on clearance. It was
about 2.60 sq/ft. And I bought this about a year ago, and now just
getting to putting it in.
If I knew it was this easy, I would have done it sooner.
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