So, I am remolding my house and am replacing the flooring. I was thinking about hardwood and was looking around at Lumber Liquidators when the salesman began to tell me about bamboo flooring.
Bamboo sounded good. He said it is harder than hardwood and is more moisture resistant (it will be in my kitchen as well, so that’s a plus). Bamboo sounded like what I was looking for. But then I started looking around online and now I’m not so sure.
I have read comments about bamboo getting scratched and dented very easily. And I have also read comments saying Lumber Liquidators are not a very reliable company. (http://www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/lumber_liquidators.html?page=2)
I planed on checking out at least 3 different flooring places before I decide on where to buy from. Lumber Liquidators just happened to be the first one I looked at and they seemed really good, so reading the negative reviews makes me wonder who I can trust. I have also read that Home Depot and Lows are not the best choices for such things.
I am looking to re-floor around 820 square feet, including the kitchen and a 16 square foot laundry closet on the second floor.
So, basically I want to know what people think about bamboo vs. hardwood, and what kind of experience people had getting hardwood or bamboo flooring installed.
I live in northeast PA. If anyone knows of any good flooring sellers and/or installers, I’d love to know.