Saved $500 buying these pallets!
Was all set to buy bamboo by the box from Lowe's, when I stumbled on this sale. Although two pallets was more than I needed for my kitchen and entry, it was still $500 less than buying the same quality and color product by the box! Took about 10 days to get here, but the shipping was FREE and the driver was really nice and took the pallets into my garage where they were safe from the elements until my contractor could install them. Other nice thing: all the boxes came from the same batch, so
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there was no mixing and matching required.
The floors have been in for about a month now and they look great! I have two 20 lb. dogs who skittered all over the place at first, but haven't left any scratches in their wake.
Because there was so much extra, my contractor had a great idea and used pieces as baseboard. He routered and coated the tops, then put quarter round on the floor. Amazingly, plain quarter round matched perfectly.
Am using a Hoover FloorMate to clean the bamboo and it seems to be working all right. They show more dirt than the 50s linoleum they replace, but the improvement is my kitchen is so tremendous, I forgive them.
That bamboo is sustainable matters to me. Doesn't hurt that it's also beautiful.