Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring
A solid moderate strength bamboo with a real, natural feel
This is a relatively hard flooring material which is created from bamboo pulp mixed with adhesive, and then forced into shape via pressure and heat. Stronger and more resilient than solid bamboo, strand woven materials will still be susceptible to some damage from scratches, and staining agents.
The advantage of strand woven bamboo in a commercial location is that it can be refinished, every few years, giving the floor a completely fresh new look. Depending on how thick the material is you may be able to refinish it several times before you will be forced to replace it. Note: Refinishing is only possible for urethane based finishes. Wax finished bamboo floors can not be stripped or sanded.
Applications: This is going to be best in areas that get moderate or low traffic. The feel of the material will be more authentic than engineered choices, and you will be able to refinish it periodically so it can be a fairly stylish choice. However strand woven floors tend to have fewer distinct features and markings in their surface than other choices.