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William Milligan
11-09-2010, 4:23 PM
Wondering if anyone has tried using bamboo flooring for engraving. I was at a flooring warehouse the other day getting some tiles and they had some marked down pretty cheap. Looks like it should laser pretty well and could cut down to size or even connected as it would be on a floor to make a larger picture/mural.


Mike Null
11-09-2010, 4:38 PM
I've done bamboo and don't like the way it engraves. My feeling is that it requires a colorfill to look good.

That said, it seems to be an increasingly popular wood for several engraving applications.

Martin Boekers
11-09-2010, 5:07 PM
I end up doing twp passes, quicker on the second pass so it doesn't
go too deep. Similar to some Maples.


Joe Pelonio
11-09-2010, 8:43 PM
I use Bamboo regularly, and paint fill the light color, but the darker engraves decently without. I never used flooring, though, just thins, ply, and veneer.

William Milligan
11-09-2010, 9:26 PM
Thanks for the responses..I'm going to give it a try and see how it works...it is worth testing anyway....I'll post the results...

Zsolt Paul
11-10-2010, 1:52 AM
Here is a thread that shows a design I did on bamboo flooring:

Definitely color fill to the max here.... :)