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Tiger bamboo or ?

I want to replace the tatty laminate floor in the saloon of my new boat and want to use tiger bamboo
Would this type of wood be suitable ?
It's 15mm thick and and 133mm wide
I fancied something other than oak !
Any advice would be much appreciated

Asked by: josie pledge  | 9.16pm, Thursday 26 May

WW says:

The problem with laminate flooring is that it is made from MDF with a thin wood surface. The MDF will absorb moisture and swell if not well sealed. Although all wood does alter dimensionally with moisture, hard woods are the most stable and it appears that bamboo is very stable. The planks will be made from glued strips and would appear to be a good choice, as long as MDF is not part of their construction.
The good thing about narrowboats is that the floor areas are small and even quite expensive materials do not cost too much.

Rupert Smedley  | 10.49AM, Friday 27 May

Readers say:

Thanks Rupert
I'm looking at good quality natural stranded types and I'm not a fan of mdf so would always avoid the stuff !
A miser pays twice so I'm quite happy to pay for something of quality that will last
I guess as long as I lay it like I would an oak floor , ie floating , I can use any real wood ?

josie pledge  | 10.37PM, Friday 27 May

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