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What are your thoughts on Bamboo flooring?

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I’m looking to install a type of flooring in my home, and I’ve been considering bamboo flooring because it’s supposedly a fairly decent hardwood which looks good, relatively cheap, and a renewable type of wood unlike cherry or teak.

I was wondering if you DIY-ers would know the pros and especially cons of this relatively new flooring material.

I live in the Boston area in a 1980’s built condo complex, so the interior is fairly maintained year-round.

Thanks!

Happy New Year!

I will say you have good taste.I installed a bambooo floor 3 years ago in a kitchen. Two weeks ago the home owner called and asked me to come by. I found the bambo splitting. I am going to install maple flooring next week. I have checked with other home owners I did a bamboo floors for and I am finding the same problem in some of them. The ones with a problem are in a kitchen. So for your kitchen I would suggest another type of wood.

5 Responses to “What are your thoughts on Bamboo flooring?”

  1. jane u Says:

    that’s nice. It feels cooler to have a bamboo floor, plus very decorative in essence.
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  2. Neebler Says:

    I think the only downside would be the way it looks. If you wanted that oak or pine flooring look, bamboo can’t give you that. Other than that, I’d say its awesome stuff. Tough as nails, solid wood, pretty cheap, renewable.
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  3. Boots V Says:

    Bamboo flooring is good material provided that the bamboo is of the right maturity. Unmatured bamboo will easily rot. also, make sure that it does not get soaked in water for long periods. Some of the best bamboo flooring materials are from China. You may try to source it from there or from an importer in your locale.
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  4. Bonno Says:

    THE STUFF AT SAM’S WHOLE SALE IS BEAUTIFUL, & PRICEY! GOOD LUCK!
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  5. ghost Says:

    I will say you have good taste.I installed a bambooo floor 3 years ago in a kitchen. Two weeks ago the home owner called and asked me to come by. I found the bambo splitting. I am going to install maple flooring next week. I have checked with other home owners I did a bamboo floors for and I am finding the same problem in some of them. The ones with a problem are in a kitchen. So for your kitchen I would suggest another type of wood.
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    29 years installing and refinishing wood floors.

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