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Old 11-17-2016, 05:34 PM   #1
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Bamboo Vs. Hardwood


I'm renovating a two-flat home. The current hardwood floors are too warn down and stained to salvage. As a result, I am going to replace the floor. Does anyone have specific advice regarding whether hardwood is better than bamboo? If so, what type of hardwood or bamboo give me the best bang for my buck? Thanks!
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DIY forum is a better place for these type of questions.


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Whatever the customer wants . Or is on sale. You can't resurface bamboo
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Whatever the customer wants . Or is on sale. You can't resurface bamboo
Hardwood is better than bamboo.

You can resurface bamboo. Its not fun but it can be done. Plan on at least one extra coat.

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it can? Enlighten me please!

Lets say you have deep scratches like furniture was dragged causing a gauge in the surface, say 2mm deep.

For reg hardwood you can technically sand the whole floor down by 2mm and refinish. is it the sanding process thats different?
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it can? Enlighten me please!

Lets say you have deep scratches like furniture was dragged causing a gauge in the surface, say 2mm deep.

For reg hardwood you can technically sand the whole floor down by 2mm and refinish. is it the sanding process thats different?
You have to cut through the aluminum oxide completely. Its terrible to breath and it destroys paper rapidly. It shows the tiniest specks of dust so the floor needs to be as near to perfectly clean as possible. It absorbs a lot of finish often requiring a fourth coat of waterbase. Ive had success doing two coats oil urethane.

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I've heard that bamboo floors are more prone to splintering.

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