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mtanner 07-04-2009 08:46 AM

bamboo flooring
I am looking to buy some hardwood for a cement slab home. I have a child in a wheelchair and dogs. I am wanting to buy bamboo flooring for its durability and non stainability. Does anyone have any comments on this type of wood floors.

HardwoodGuy 07-04-2009 05:07 PM

I'd suggest more research because many have been mislead with the durability factor and bamboo floors. On the other hand strand woven bamboo could be a good choice not only for increased durability but the appearance that may prove better at hiding incidental scratches.

There are also laminate bamboo floors worth looking into.

Bob Mariani 07-05-2009 08:21 PM

bamboo is soft and will dent very easily from the wheelchair and the dog. Oak is a better choice.

fastfloors 07-06-2009 09:43 AM

I'd go with a darker wood, as it will be less likely to stain, and be much more durable than your standard bamboo flooring. Check out this sample:

Something like that may work well for you. Let us know what you decide!

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