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Bamboo Flooring vs. Hardwood (oak) flooring

14 years ago

I have a friend that is considering putting down bamboo flooring in their house. I know that several of you have remodeled with bamboo and I would like to get your opinions.

We have talked to a couple different installers and are getting differing opinions on its durability. Some say that it scratches and dents much easier than hardwood. Also, that it cannot be refinished like hardwood.

She is looking at getting the natural color (which is VERY light). The salesman mentioned that the natural color will show every speck of dirt, every scratch, dent, ding, etc.... (esp in the grooves between the planks).

She really, really wants bamboo, but also wants to make an informed decision. I thought this would be the best place to go to get some great advice from people that are actually LIVING with bamboo.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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