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What are common complaints regarding bamboo flooring?

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Some complaints regarding bamboo flooring are that it dents and scratches easily, may contain toxic chemicals, and may not match a more traditionally styled home. While bamboo flooring is ecofriendly and inexpensive, homeowners must pick out flooring that doesn't have these disadvantages.

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Depending on the type and quality of bamboo used, bamboo flooring may be just as sturdy as traditional hardwoods, or it may dent and scratch more easily. Moso bamboo is recommended over other types because it is the hardest and therefore the most durable.

Some flooring from China contains high levels of urea formaldehyde. Builders and homeowners should only buy bamboo flooring that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

Bamboo flooring provides a more modern aesthetic. While it is sleek and clean looking, this look may not match an older home or a home with antique furnishings.

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