Thanks HH. I already have bamboo in part of my house and want to keep things consistent. The place (Bamboo Hardwoods) on 4th no longer does installation. Thus, my quest to find someone qualified to install continues.
I have a friend in flooring wholesale who I chatted with today. Most of the issues with poor performance were with 1st gen. bamboo. New stuff is now like a sliced acrylic block with bamboo fibers. More durable and scratch resistant but does expand and contract alot. Installers need to allow twice as much expansion space as other hardwood products.