Your experience with Strand woven Bamboo

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Old 10-01-11, 05:28 PM
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I am putting down strand woven bamboo in our living room and am wondering if anyone can fill me in on their durability experience with the following products:
Trillium : Exotic Walnut
Eco Timber: Strandwoven poplar
Simple Floor: Ristretto
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Old 10-08-11, 08:09 PM
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On the off chance it helps--I just had installed 240 sf of Ecotimber strand woven bamboo (not their SW poplar). One point to make clear: Janka scale hardness and scratch-resistance are two different things. Sure, I can whack my floor with a ball peen hammer and not make a dent. OTOH, I had no trouble scratching it the other day dragging a wooden music stand a few feet across it. And the scratches are a nice conspicuous white. My floor looks lovely, and in the end I wouldn't have chosen a different product (esp. at the 3.99 sf I paid). Just be nice to it.
 
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Yes, the finish scratches! The material dents!

That goes for all wood, bamboo & cork.

Waterbased finish, shows the scratches more than an oil/wax finish.
 
 

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