In recent years, bamboo flooring has emerged as one of the most popular new flooring styles, and it’s easy to see why. Strand-woven bamboo can transform into any flooring color to match other floors in the home. Buyers can get dark, cherry and other shades of colored bamboo and not settle for the standard bamboo color. Before installing the first bamboo, consider the temperature of the room as well as how often the bamboo will be in use. I had bamboo installed throughout my home in March and the very next day after installation, we had multiple scratches – even gouges in the floor.
We just had a natural bamboo floor installed and selected for the very reason that it was advertised as very hard. The very day installation was complete I found an extraordinary number of shiny scratches and also many deep gouges. We installed natural (horizontal) bamboo (with Husky brand aluminum oxide finish) in 3 rooms over 5 years ago. The first, and probably most noteworthy benefit, is that bamboo is an environmentally sustainable material.
Needless to say, I am very unhappy and in dispute with the installer about the installation and waiting to hear from the manufacturer’s rep about this finish and what can be done to 1) repair it, and 2) make the finish hold up to normal wear and tear. My wife and I had the caramelized bamboo flooring installed throughout a 2400 square ft house. I would like to hear both more about any other bad or GOOD experiences with bamboo flooring. Just installed 2200 sq/ft of carbonized Bamboo and the finish can be scratched off by my finger nail.
My husband and I just built a brand new 4200 sq ft house and installed natural bamboo throughout the entire downstairs. We were told it was the toughest wood flooring out – commercial grade – the first week we had several large scratches. Q. Hello, I am only a consumer at this point, but have found this thread via Google search on Bamboo flooring. First, my fiance and I have purchased carbonized finish bamboo flooring for a 1300 sq’ log cabin we’ve built up in Lake Tahoe.
I have found nothing mentioning the flooring NOT being the color chosen when the box was opened, only that it should acclimate to its environment for a while before installing. This is definitely a problem with the aluminum oxide finish, since the bamboo is uniform in color all the way through. Many, MANY phone calls and promises later, including a promise for a flooring upgrade that never materialized (thank you!), we got the initial flooring order delivered in full (they hadn’t even completed the original order, you see) TWO WEEKS LATER. Durability – It is ordinarily harder than many hardwoods used for flooring purposes.