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Old 01-30-2016, 05:04 PM   #16
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We just stopped at our local lumber liquidators. Didn't even really look into bamboo. Don't know much about it except it's relativity cheap!!!! Any thoughts on bamboo?
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Here are the 3 samples we have narrowed it down to. All 3 are bamboo.

Any opinions?
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:14 PM   #19
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Here are the 3 samples we have narrowed it down to. All 3 are bamboo.

Any opinions?
Do what you can to evaluate the hardness, since that seems to vary with bamboo flooring. Bamboo as it grows is very hard, but it is processed into a flat flooring material and I think that in those processes you get variations in the final hardness. Try scratching it with your thumbnail, or get the wife to step on it with her spikes. Do you have dogs?
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After doing research we are not going to do bamboo, I just feel a little uneasy knowing there is formaldehyde in the bamboo.

This seems stressful trying to pick something.

Here is another we have considered. Its Solid oak, 3/4 x 2 1/4.

This is a narrow plank wood, any disadvantages and advantages of this? I typically see the wider flooring and not this.
Also I got to say its made here in the USA!


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Old 02-08-2016, 10:22 PM   #21
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It's a matter of "do you like it?" I'm sure you've seen that floor ten thousand times. Oak is gonna be the cheapest species and 2 " is the basic strip width and also the cheapest. Wider strips are worth more. The only other variable with this floor is the brand.

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A friend of mine installed bamboo floors and within a couple of years the sunlight lightly bleached the areas that weren't covered by an area rug, curtains, shadows from plants, etc. He was pissed, so probably a good thing you passed on bamboo.

I will say from personal experience from dealing with a Lumber Liquidator (this one was in Columbus, not Cinci) that it took three trips and weeks of waiting for them to get my order right. When I started working with the first batch of boards they gave me, I found half had one type of tongue and groove and the other half had a different type of tongue and groove. So I returned half the boxes and they ordered more...and ended up ordering more of the wrong kind. Then the next order came in...wrong shade. Finally got the right boxes in and was able to finish my room but it took weeks instead of a day or two.
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Fading from direct sunlight is going to happen with just about all products, I have no evidence that bamboo is worse than real wood. Your south and west facing widows should be lined with the proper UV protection film. Curtains and other window treatments will not be enough cuz light will get through at cracks and when someone forgets to close them. Anyway, most people like looking out.

I'm not saying I recommend bamboo, (I don't), just saying......

The screw-ups at LL is not surprising to many. You're lucky they were finally able to find the same batch.

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