Re: ? Wood floors in CommonHouse?
From: James Kacki (
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:07:05 -0800 (PST)
Hi Do,
Just curious -why do you say don't wear outside shoes & high heels on it. The manufacturers say it is harder than hardwoods -see the quote below from Eco -Friendly Flooring Inc.
Why bamboo? It makes sense. By using bamboo, we do not diminish hardwood forests that have taken decades to mature, and we help to preserve the habitat of our often endangered wildlife. Bamboo produces new shoots each year and individual stems are harvested from controlled forests every three to five years. If bamboo is not harvested after five years it falls over, unable to continue growing. How durable is it? This very hard and very durable material is an average of 13% harder than maple. It is 27% harder than northern red oak and expands and contracts 50% less. Most people with pets find it harder and longer lasting that most other floor coverings.

On 21-Nov-11, at 2:17 PM, DWeil20688 [at] wrote:


The Solterra common house has a bamboo floor. In many ways it is superior
to wood. It is stronger, good looking, and more flexible (great for
dancing). The main disadvantage is that it is best not to walk on it with outside
shoes. We use inside shoes stocking feet or covers on outride shoes.
High-heel  shoes must never be used.

Do Weil

In a message dated 11/21/2011 1:29:22 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
heidinys [at] writes:


We are expanding our CommonHouse-- we have grown from 12 households to 18.

We are planning for wooden floors in our CommonHouse... not yet purchased.
 I just realized we did not ask you  for input.
Do you have wooden floors in CommonHouse?
if so,   please let us know what you think of the experience, in other
words,   Would you do same flooring again?

thank You,

Ruth J.  Hirsch
Cantines  island
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