Honestly, we have a whole house carbon filter and while it removes the chlorine like a dream, we still have majorly hard water. As a consequence soap scum is a constant battle and even with soap things never really get clean especially oils. If you're anywhere near LA you may need to go reverse osmosis to actually get a clean feeling similar to that well water.
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there is a huge range of hardnesses in bamboo floors. You need to figure out if you have horizontal or vertical laminations or (if you're lucky) the strand type of bamboo flooring. Vertical laminations are the worst because the expose the softer inner part of the bamboo. Strand is the toughest because it is compressed into very sturdy planks. Carmelized is also slightly softer than natural. Also there is even variations between manufacturers and planks because not all bamboo is created equal. The larger, older pieces tend to be tougher but of course take longer to reach maturity and are more expensive. The best bamboo floor will be much more durable than your average oak floor, but the less expensive stuff can be like finishing your floor with pine. Beware!
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