LESLIE: Mary in Rhode Island needs some help with a bathroom floor. What do you have in mind?
MARY: Well, I have some bamboo mats – floor mats – for the bathroom that I bought in a home goods store and I was wondering if I could put the bamboo flooring actually in the bathroom.
LESLIE: You can, actually. Bamboo is a great choice and when you buy it today it’s made in sort of a like a laminate situation where you’ve got a base of flooring that’s made with like a cross-ply so you’ve got different layers of wood and their grains are opposing one another, which makes them structurally stable so it’s great for a bath; and then the topmost layer is actually the bamboo. And so it’s really very durable for a bathroom. They are super gorgeous to look at. Armstrong has some wonderful bamboo options, different colors, which are really lovely. It’s a responsible choice because it grows so quickly and it’s perfect in a high-moisture situation.
TOM: That’s right. It grows in the tropics and it loves bathrooms.
MARY: I think it’s beautiful, too, and I really like these mats and I’m looking at them and I’m saying, “Why can’t I put these down on the floor? They would look fabulous.” So thank you so much for that. I’m going to do it.
TOM: Alright, Mary. Good luck with that project. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.