Tips for Cleaning Bamboo Flooring - Keeping Your Bamboo Floor Clean
You found this article because you are looking
for tips to keep bamboo flooring clean. Or at the
very least you are investigating whether bamboo
hardwood flooring would make a nice fit for you in
your home or office. The do's and dont's are
simple! Due to growing popularity, bamboo flooring
is in demand and very inexpensive (not to mention
eco-friendly). Keeping it clean is important to its
Tips for cleaning bamboo flooring are below:
A clear (eco-friendly) protective coating will
preserve the bamboo below, but the flooring will
only look as good as the state the coating is in.
Over time the coating can show wear and tear. If you
do not sweep and clean routinely it will become
scuffed by walking on dirt or sand you track in from
outdoors. This is why it is important to keep the
floors free of debris to maximize the life of the
While bamboo is water resistant, excessive
amounts of water should not be used to clean your
floors, depending on the finish of course. For
liquid spills on the floor the best resolution is to
wipe up the spill using a damp cloth that has been
squeezed dry. After removing the spill from the
floor, use a dry cloth to wipe the area completely.
Seriously tips for cleaning bamboo flooring really
are simple and a little common sense is the key to
keeping your bamboo clean.
You can save time by vacuuming instead of
sweeping, just be careful not to damage the floor by
dragging a massive vacuum all over it recklessly.
Occasional vacuuming is highly effective in removing
more dirt than the average broom or sweep will get.
Mats in Entryway
Another simple tip for cleaning bamboo flooring
is keeping mats at all entryways. Mats collect dirt
and debris from entering from outside.
Many households have adopted the "no shoes inside"
theory. Removing shoes at the door is very effective
in eliminating outdoor debris. Depending on your
taste, asking company to take off their shoes can go
either way. It never hurts to ask!
Felt and Padding
Use felt on all the legs of your furniture to
prevent scratches that dirt loves to hide in. Since
bamboo flooring is mostly smooth, the action of
sitting down on some furniture may cause it to slide
slightly and move on the floor. Felt tips will
guarantee that any movement of the furniture will
not harm the finish.
You should by no means wax a bamboo floor. Wax
will cause adhesion and build-up problems if you
ever need to refinish or restore your bamboo floors.
The finish may not fuse to the floor correctly after
wax has been applied, and this effect may last for
We told you tips for cleaning bamboo flooring
were easy and simple. This is another reason bamboo
hardwood flooring is so attractive to consumers.
By : Amy Wermuth