Bamboo Bust?

Hardwood Floor Favorites (Still):  Oak, Maple Once upon a time — like 5 years ago — it seemed like bamboo floors were The Next Big Thing. Bamboo was touted as cheap, long-lasting, aesthetic, and — best of all — environmentally friendly (technically, it’s a grass, not a tree, and grows much faster). Marketplace as Ultimate...
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“What Kind of Hardwood is It?”

If you’re trying to identify the type of hardwood in a client’s condo — specifically, a massive front door — and neither they nor you know, what do you do? Find an expert. Or three of them. In my case, I first asked the inspector doing the municipal point of sale inspection. Their guess:  ebony...
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