Cleaning Bamboo Floors

Bamboo Flooring - 2013

Tips For Cleaning Bamboo Floors

A home can show a representation or an image of its inhabitants or dwellers. If you have a clean and organized home, it’s a big possibility that you are also a person that practices cleanliness and orderliness.

One of the biggest spaces being occupied in a house is the floor, and the flooring is one of the areas in the house that needs to be cleaned and maintained at all times. The floor can be made of different materials such as granite, marble, tiles, hardwoods or bamboo. Cleaning bamboo floors is not as easy as you would think. You need patience in cleaning it and maintaining it. Here are some tips for cleaning bamboo floors that will make your task a lot easier.

1 - When you buy bamboo floors, your installer or supplier should provide you some tips and instructions in cleaning your bamboo floor. If not, you can ask them directly about it.
2 - In cleaning bamboo floors, avoid using harsh detergents, abrasives and chemicals.
3 - Use non-scratch and colorfast carpets in areas with high traffic.
4 - To avoid sand and grits, use non-abrasive rugs on the entrance of the house.
5 - In cleaning your bamboo floors, use soft and gentle materials such as vacuum, brush and mops to avoid scratching the floors.
6 - To avoid damage to your bamboo floors, use rubber padding to the feet of your furniture. Remove shoes and heels when entering the house.
7 - Do not drag or push furniture, this will surely damage the floor. To prevent this, carry your furniture instead of dragging them.
8 -Trim your animals’ nails to avoid them from scratching the floor.
9 - Never use a wet mop or sponge in cleaning the floors.
10 - The temperature inside the house can also affect your bamboo floors. Too much humidity can cause swelling of the bamboo floors. Extreme heat can cause cracking of the floors. This is very important so this in mind.
11 - Follow the instructions in your cleaning agent to avoid damaging your floorings.
12 - Protect your flooring from spills by putting rugs in the kitchen, laundry and bathroom.
13 - Do not let any cleaner or chemicals to sit on the floor for a long time. Remove them immediately after you’re done using them.
14 - Do not use any wax on the floor. Avoid using cleaners that will leave marking on the floors.

Following these steps can help in maintain and cleaning your bamboo floors. When you follow these tips, you can definitely enjoy the beauty of your bamboo floorings. It will also save you a lot of money from unnecessary repairs and maintenance. Bamboo floors are an elegant and attractive style of floorings. You can have this installed by a professional or install them by yourself. Just make sure that you will be careful not in damaging them.