Anyone have them? I'm interested in possibly putting them in my dining room, but I don't know much about them. (My wife wants to do an "orient" inspired theme). Anybody know anything about this?
I'm a consumer and not a floor professional; I have had my bamboo floors for ten years. Make sure you buy "woven" bamboo as it is reportedly much more durable than other types (mine was 5 on a 1 to 5 scale). Woven WILL scratch however if you move furniture around without putting pads under the legs first. Mine are dark walnut and are TOO dark. I'm disappointed in my choice of color. They look much darker once down. Mine likely cannot be lightened since the darkest tones are "carbonized." They do not appear at all Asian; which you mentioned wanting an Asian look. Perhaps a natural bamboo color would. Be careful choosing a product and installer as they will poof up in hot weather. They will also poof up if they soak in water from a leak, and will fade from water or direct sunlight. They always look nice if you clean them regularly (except where faded, and any polish will just sit on the boards and be slippery). Mine look like wood but sound like laminate when you walk on them. Mine are nice looking, especially the stairs - really beautiful - but if I had it to do over again, I would use wood, vinyl plank, or wood look tile. (Do not buy super cheap bamboo as they reportedly use a lot of formaldehyde in the cheap ones). In any case, I would not use bamboo in the kitchen or bathroom again. Hope it helps.