Good Questions: Ikea Bamboo Flooring? Yes? No?

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Hello AT,

I'm researching options for new flooring in our house. I want to use pre-finished bamboo for a variety of reasons, however I really don't like the natural or carbonized shades that most companies offer it in. Duro-design offers bamboo in a variety of great stain colors at around $7/sq ft which is way out of my price range...

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Checking out IKEA's bamboo line KVIST-it looks like they have a dark brown offering at $2.88/sq ft. which would suit me just fine, both style-wise and pricewise. The specs state that it can be sanded and refinished 2-3 times.

Does anyone have experience using IKEA's bamboo flooring who can speak to it's durability etc or suggest another manufacturer of pre-stained and finished bamboo at under $4/sq ft?

Thanks so much,
Mariah

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