this is happening.

three pallets of bamboo wood flooring was just delivered.  almost 3000 square feet.  we have been wanting hardwood flooring ever since our last house.  when we decided to sell, we installed beautiful brazilian cherry floors in the kitchen and living area.  we loved it.  then we moved.  our current home has original laminate flooring, about 15 years old.  it wasn’t installed well and it is super loud due to poor underlayment.  in the bedrooms upstairs we have carpet that is again, original and in desperate need of replacing.

we bit the bullet.  the husband is going to do predominately the work himself.  the motivation of real wood flooring is no joke.  we are thrilled.

here is what we picked:

morning star click bamboo – 1/2″ x 5″

it is prefinished solid strand carbonized bamboo and has a 30 year warranty

it is produced from old growth bamboo reeds that are at least 4 years old, thereby increasing hardness. it is indeed real bamboo.  eco-friendly, meaning, since bamboo is a naturally sustainable grass that re-grows spontaneously after harvest, this is an environmentally friendly flooring decision.  easy floating “click together” installation.  carbonized steamed bamboo, caramelizing the sugar within to change its color.  it is “strand bamboo” which means it is twice as hard as oak.   strand bamboo is an optimal choice for homes that have a lot of foot traffic {i.e. ginormous dogs}.

so for foreseeable future, nights and weekends will be spent working on this huge home project.  i can’t wait to share the progress.

first up, carrying the 60 pound each box into the house.

 

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