Strand Bamboo Brands
Short story: Can someone please provide me feedback on EcoTimber, Morning Star and Cali Bamboo all in Strand Woven Carbonized? Are there any other brands I should be considering besides these and Teragren?
Long Story: I'm trying to finalize our flooring plans, and currently we are planning to install about 400 sq. ft. of strand bamboo. My husband wants to just go with Lumber Liquidators Morning Star Carbonized because he thinks it will be the easiest because of being able to just go into the store and order it. Plus, he likes the $3.99 / sq.ft. pricing. I'm nervous because of all the negatives that get posted about LL and also because of the formaldehyde smell of the Morning Star that has been mentioned. Also, Consumer Report ranked it well below EcoTimber and Teragren, but didn't really say why.
Anyway, I know Teragren is out because they seem the priciest and were ranked below cheaper products. I was hoping that someone could tell me their opinions on the Morning Star, EcoTimber and a brand called Cali Bamboo someone mentioned on this site. I'm leaning towards the Cali Bamboo because it seems the formaldehyde will not be as potent as the Morning Star, but I have no idea of the quality. The Cali Bamboo is right now $3.92 sq.ft plus shipping, versus the EcoTimber which is at least $6. So I'm also more likely going to be able to talk my husband into the Cali Bamboo.