The stuff is amazing. It is amazing that they get away selling it
for flooring. However the stuff I have is soft !!! It is called vertical
cut. They slice the bamboo cane lengthwise producing strips. These strips
are glued / laminated together. There is another form of bamboo flooring
where they cut thin planks from the cane so that the flooring shows the
classic bamboo cane image. I think that this type of flooring "MIGHT" be
slightly harder. Now with both types there is something called carbonized.
This bamboo flooring is darker than the natural type. not sure what they do
to get the bamboo darker. although the term "carbonized" leads me to believe
the have "cooked" the bamboo to get the color shift.
A bench top sounds great use for this "flooring" material. Good luck
It would be good for a benchtop but it can be brittle on the edges and
prone to chipping.
If I were going to use a flooring for a workbench I would use solid
maple for a little bit more cost. That would allow you to trim away
the slight bevel on the edges to that they would fit together
That is what I did on the bamboo. It was a snap together fit but after
I re-profiled the edges it wasn't a snap fit, but still allowed a lot
of surface for glue. The bamboo it just under 1/8 thick with a soft
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