This is a stub for me to write about my (bad) experience with the Tongling Strand Woven Bamboo flooring we installed in our house. The quick and dirty version is simple. It scratches very easily, and scratches are highly visible against the dark color. It shrunk enough to separate the joints in the middle of the room and leave a 1/2 inch gap in spite of following their recommended maximum span, acclimation time and procedure, and floor preparation, and is terribly difficult to keep clean. If you are a little old lady who never goes outside, wears felt-soled slippers all day, and doesn’t have pets, this is a lovely floor, but I can’t recommend it to anyone else. At this point, I’m trying to figure out how I can overcome the pricetag to tear out the NEW floor and lay tile or carpet.