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I have a customer who has two rental homes. He asked me for for an option to Oak Hardwood floors. He does not want to use Laminate. I suggested Pre Finished Bamboo. Since Bamboo is one of the most non porous woods used for flooring, will it resist the black urine pet stains that Oak floors get? Also since Bamboo is suppose to be harder than Oak, I assume it will scratch less also.
 

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What are we talking about now ?

Me personally , I'm no tree hugger and I don't really care about recycling or I'm I concerned about how long it takes trash to go away.. I DON'T CARE...


You asked about hardwood, .

I suggested vinyl planks because it's waterproof, scratch proof, and it's very low maintenance..
 

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Oak may stain but it is replaceable. Bamboo may not be available in fifteen years but oak will.

Huh? That's really dumb. Bamboo is more plentiful than oak. It's grass for goodness sake. It's a friggen weed. Is there some bamboo blight I haven't heard about?
 

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Just paint the concrete and add a drain, FRP walls four feet up...
We had a flood here a while back. I do work for several property investment companies and we had three that had flooded basements. We pulled the carpet and epoxied the floor. So you laugh now, but we did think about waterproofing the 4' of drywall we replaced with CBU and AD, then tile 4' up.
 

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Bamboo is one of those tricky products that varies hugely in quality. If it's old growth (6 or more years) and strand woven it's tough as nails. If it's cheap box store stuff that isn't matured before it's cut, it's far softer than oak. Either way the finish on it isn't much different than hardwood so you have the same issues with scratching. You can refinish it, but you have to use acrylic finishes, something very aggressive and expensive like Bona Traffic.By refinish I'm talking screen and recoat. If you get deep scratches it's a nightmare to try and sand it down far enough to get them out.
 
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