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Question DetailsAsked on 5/25/2011

Does anyone have experience with bamboo flooring...

We are considering Bamboo for the Phoenix-area and have heard glowing stories and and horror stories. Does it work for you? Have there been any problems? Help!

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I just love my new bamboo kitchen floor! It was put in in July 2006 and I've had no problems with it. I do have the darker one, carbonized I believe it's called, in the horizontal pattern. I have heard it's about 30% softer than they regular bamboo. I've purchased a Bissell "Flip IT" cleaner for hard floors. One side is for dry vacuuming hard floors & the other for "washing". It's all I ever use. I know there are various grades & brands of bamboo & I guess that makes a difference. I actually went to a flooring store in Chicago that had an Internet presence to see a pergo type of flooring they had on line. I walked in & saw the bamboo & fell in love with it. I went right home & completed my order online. Hmmm, I guess I should post a report on it!

The only problem I have is due to my dog. When she gets excited & her nails need cutting she will occasionally jump too much & leave a light scratch. Someone suggested "soft Paws", artificial soft toe nails for dogs but since mine is twelve, I've decided a few scratches won't hurt. I just use my Almond Stick if it's too noticeable.


I think your installer may be key. My guy, although he never did bamboo had no problems with it but I've heard of others who for whatever reason have all kinds of problems. My advice would be to get good quality and a good installer. I don't think I would ever switch to hardwood. Feel free to get back if you have my questions.


I found a board through Google that was nothing but complaints & horror stories several weeks after making the purchase but before installation & I paniced! Had I seen it before, I would never had made the purchase and that would have been my loss! I hope this helps some. Good Luck.

Answered 7 years ago by sunlori




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