When people come to our home, they typically ask us about our bamboo flooring, concrete countertops, concrete flooring, and hydro-radiant heating.
This post is about bamboo flooring.
We chose the bamboo flooring because bamboo is a sustainable product, though there may be unhealthful steps in the process of turning a cylindrical object into a flat one. We have carbonized bamboo flooring, which is harder than other forms. It looks just like hardwood with a permanent matte sheen on top. (There are a couple of color choices, but I am not sure if there are other sheen choices.) As a product itself, the bamboo flooring is phenomenal. It is beautiful and tough and looks just like hardwood with the exception of occasional marks characteristic of bamboo. All we do to take care of it is sweep or vaccuum it. We were warned not to step on it with high heels or dog nails and that if we were careful it would be 15 years before we would ever have to even think about refinishing any of it.
We recently discovered that the bottom of a planter had leaked onto the floor at least several times and then dried. The mineral deposits just wiped right off and did not stain or warp the tightly assembled tongue-in-grooveplanks. The surface will scratch if you take a sharp object and scratch it; however, we recently dropped a heavy industrial-sized stapler onto the floor, which did not even leave a mark, so the product does not dent easily.
Edited by deej - Fri, 29 Feb 2008 22:34:49 GMT
Edited by ping - Sat, 01 Mar 2008 01:07:32 GMT