Did you know that caring for your bamboo flooring is different than caring for your solid wooden flooring?
Did you know that caring for your bamboo flooring is different than caring for your solid wooden flooring? Homeowners must take special care when it comes to the maintenance of bamboo floors. Bamboo is a sustainable, environmentally-friendly, and eye-attracting choice for your floor, so follow our blog on the best way to take care of this special floor.
Dust and debris can be detrimental to your bamboo floors, perhaps more so than your solid oak flooring. By sweeping and/or vacuuming your bamboo floor regularly, you can make sure that the dust does not settle and build up in the floor, causing tiny scratches. Using a dust mop is a good idea, as they easily pick up any excess debris. It isn’t advised to use spray cleaners, as they have chemicals and oils that can leave films on the surface of your floor. Putting rugs or mats in high-traffic areas is also a good idea, as shoes and pets can do a lot of damage on any hardwood floor.
Spills and Moisture
Bamboo is more water-resistant than other woods; however, your bamboo floors should never be soaked in water or wet-mopped. For surface stains or marks, use a damp mop, but immediately remove all moisture afterwards. If you are using a cleaner mixed with water, make sure to follow all instructions carefully, as bamboo should not be wet for more than a couple of minutes.
Shifts in temperature can shift the bamboo floors, so keep a consistent temperature in your home or at least in the room of the bamboo flooring. Shoes, especially high heels, can damage your bamboo flooring. Ask guests to remove their shoes before stepping on the floor or make sure the shoes are in good repair, as to not leave any dents or scuffs in your floors. Be aware that sunlight shifts the colour of your bamboo flooring, so carefully place the furniture in the room. It’s advised to move the furniture around so that the floors fade in all places at the same rate. There are waxes that can coat a bamboo floor to help protect it, but make sure to talk to your manufacturer before purchasing – the last thing you want is to ruin your brand new floors.
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