Good Questions: Is Bamboo Facing Durable?

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Hello AT:

I am considering buying Henrybuilt cabinets in bamboo for my renovated kitchen. I notice the sample I have has noticeable scratches after 2 days of “wear” in my purse. I wonder if others have experience on how well the finish holds up over time. Any thoughts? Would also love input on complementary flooring and countertop choices to go with the caramelized bamboo.

Thanks, Claudia

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Dear Claudia,

It just so happens that the kitchen we are getting from HenryBuilt is based on the island pic you sent us above. We really like it. Although we don’t have it yet and can’t tell you firsthand what the wear and tear of the bamboo is like, we feel confident about it. While there is nothing as tough as laminate, HenryBuilt only uses a few wood facings and we don’t believe they would sell it if it didn’t work well for them. They are a small company and building kitchens is personal and costly, so if they had a lot of returns, we think they’d be out of the bamboo business quick.

What are other people’s experiences with Bamboo veneer in furniture and in other places????