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Solid bamboo - $6.00 »
In recent years, bamboo flooring manufacturers have been taking some liberties with the bamboo we've come to know. In the floor shown here, this bamboo plank has been stained dark and hand scraped, a treatment that used to be reserved for wood floors exclusively.
Some of the new bamboo floors aren't immediately recognizable as bamboo at all and can be used as stand-ins for less-sturdy woods in areas such as baths.
As a manufactured product, bamboo floors are always factory finished. The quality of the topcoat and the binders are what drive its price. Inexpensive bamboo floors can scratch easily; the combination of a cheap bamboo floor and a big dog is a recipe for a ruined floor.
Bamboo pros: Sustainable and long-lasting
Cons: Lends a modern air that may not be intentional
Cost: $8-$15 per square foot
Suggested uses: Living areas, hallways, entryways, bath and kitchens