bamboo flooring - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Drunken Ramblings and Mindless Mumbling > bamboo flooring

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-18-2008, 03:15 PM   #1
monty73741
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
baltimore, md (dundalk)
Posts: 548
Liked 5 Times on 1 Posts



WTF why is it so damm expensive. I thought it was green & it was renewable. then why is it 1.50 a square foot for 6mm size. I thought it was renewable & I know bamboo grows like a damm weed. So it should be cheap as hell.

sorry looking at flooring & am pissed at prices
__________________
Jason Danaher
Drinking a non alcoholic beer is like going down on your cousin...sure it taste the same but it just ain't right!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 03:22 PM   #2
GilaMinumBeer
Half-fast Prattlarian
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Posts: 59,698
Liked 7862 Times on 6394 Posts


Because the natives have to fight off the Kung-Fu Panda to harvest it.

FTW, IIRC, it's pretty soft stuff and while it looks great and is an easily renewable product it is not very scuff scratch resistant. YRMV & ICBW.

Do you have any rehab supply houses in your area? Often, you can find craploads of discontinued flooring products on the cheap. Selection is limited. I once found enough engineered laminate flooring to cover my entire (3k sqft) house for about $0.50 sqft. Product looked great but, the wife didn't like the color (Pecan, I think).

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 03:24 PM   #3
Dr_Deathweed
 
Dr_Deathweed's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2007
Bryan, Texas
Posts: 2,381
Liked 46 Times on 40 Posts


Because it is trendy and cool, and has that "green" label... Never mind the petroleum products that go into harvesting, splitting, pressing, laminating, shipping, etc.
__________________
"Never ascribe to malice that which can be adequately explained by incompetence." - Napoleon Bonaparte
“An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.” - Ernest Hemingway

Fermentation CabinetAdding Faucets to a TowerDIY HopbackPortable Kegerator

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 03:27 PM   #4
david_42
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,599
Liked 158 Times on 148 Posts


You're paying for harvesting, processing and shipping. When I looked at bamboo 10 years ago, it was $3-4 a square foot. Take a look at what any hardwood would cost.
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 04:04 PM   #5
MNBugeater
 
MNBugeater's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 943
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by GilaMinumBeer View Post
FTW, IIRC, it's pretty soft stuff and while it looks great and is an easily renewable product it is not very scuff scratch resistant. YRMV & ICBW.
I thought it was supposed to be super hard. I was in an 'eco-building' at the MN State Fair and they were touting it as a very durable hard flooring that is also used in cutting boards much like other hard woods. I'll have to check up on that, we are looking at new kitchen flooring and we were considering bamboo as well. Ash is relatively cheap up here so we were leaning that direction.
__________________
On Tap: Blonde Ale, Apfelwein, Cinnamon Apfelwein, Amber Ale, Irish Red
Bottled: Porter, Wheat, Barleywine, Cranberry Apfelwein, Amber Ale
Buy Bugeater Brewery Gear

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 04:08 PM   #6
GilaMinumBeer
Half-fast Prattlarian
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Posts: 59,698
Liked 7862 Times on 6394 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by MNBugeater View Post
I thought it was supposed to be super hard. I was in an 'eco-building' at the MN State Fair and they were touting it as a very durable hard flooring that is also used in cutting boards much like other hard woods. I'll have to check up on that, we are looking at new kitchen flooring and we were considering bamboo as well. Ash is relatively cheap up here so we were leaning that direction.
Maybe processes have changed. I haven't really looked into it for years. back when it was early in the market it was notorious for being soft and high maintenance.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 04:17 PM   #7
MikeFlynn74
 
MikeFlynn74's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
ANCHORAGE!!
Posts: 3,876
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts


Isnt 1.50 a sq ft cheap? I see hardwoods going for 6-7

Bamboo flooring is very soft and a PITA to put down because it has a tendency to split.
__________________
Quote:
If you find yourself going through hell, keep going- Winston Churchill
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tenchiro View Post
The successful have nobody to blame but themselves, I really wish they would take some responsibility for their own actions...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 04:23 PM   #8
farmbrewernw
 
farmbrewernw's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Richland, WA
Posts: 1,574
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


I think the new laminates are pretty hard I have a bamboo cutting board, it seems to withstand some vigorous chopping.
__________________
Schlonghammer Ales
It well...it tastes.......more fuller
_________________________
I'm working as a pro now, but that doesn't mean I'm not still homebrewing. I'm going to see if I can homebrew at work as a way to develop new recipes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zymurgrafi
wow, tha more I drink, tha more cohernet you all are!
and stufffff.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 04:44 PM   #9
HBHoss
Chappell Brewery
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
HBHoss's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Mariposa, CA
Posts: 8,220
Liked 125 Times on 123 Posts


If you have access to a CostCo check out their flooring. I put it in my office and it's holding up great. The new stuff they have has the foam underlayment already attached. It's floating so no glue to deal with.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 04:46 PM   #10
MikeFlynn74
 
MikeFlynn74's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
ANCHORAGE!!
Posts: 3,876
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by HBHoss View Post
If you have access to a CostCo check out their flooring. I put it in my office and it's holding up great. The new stuff they have has the foam underlayment already attached. It's floating so no glue to deal with.
I used their cheap Maple with the foam attached. I then used an Expensive laminate in another room. I like the Costco stuff 100X better. I will be doing the rest of the upstairs in that.

I glued mine together but not to the floor
__________________
Quote:
If you find yourself going through hell, keep going- Winston Churchill
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tenchiro View Post
The successful have nobody to blame but themselves, I really wish they would take some responsibility for their own actions...

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flooring for Finished basement broadbill General Chit Chat 32 03-19-2010 01:16 PM
Marble Flooring MikeFlynn74 General Chit Chat 8 09-15-2009 07:17 AM
Any bamboo growers? TxBrew General Chit Chat 11 05-17-2009 06:13 PM
Vinyl plank flooring cubbies General Chit Chat 33 01-30-2008 07:27 PM
Laminate flooring decision Dude General Chit Chat 20 03-21-2007 02:47 AM


Forum Jump