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#1 posted 11-11-2012 10:47 AM

A good strand woven bamboo will be somewhere around 2300 to 2600 on the janka scale. It’s basically the waste from the manufacture of vertical and horizontal flooring. That said, it’s still grass which is why the flooring scratches easily. I have bamboo cooking utensils that regularly get heated, steamed, beat on, used as cutting boards, etc, and I’ve had most of them for YEARS.

BUT… (and it’s a big butt) if you put a wood floor of any type in a workshop and expect it to stay looking pretty, you’re going to be extremely disappointed. ALSO, in terms of “soft step” or “quiet step” or whatever…. that’s usually a layer of compressible material. If you combine a heavy machine with compressible material, I think you’ll see separations and chipping at seams where equipment gets rolled over it or sits stationary.

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