|Bamboo is a flooring material that is easy to maintain, which makes it an attractive green flooring option. Its maintenance is very similar to that of regular hardwood floors, at least the wood floors of the modern, hassle free variety. When cared for properly, bamboo floors can last as long, if not longer than solid wood floors. It is important, however, to be sure of the appropriate procedures of care and maintenance in order to get the longest life as possible out of them.|
Keep Your Bamboo Wood Flooring Looking Great
Cleaning bamboo floors is easy, mostly involving only regular sweeping and keeping moisture levels in check. It does not require the use of any harsh chemicals or specialized flooring products. In fact, only mild cleaning solutions should be used, if any at all, so as not to damage the finish of the floors. Always consult the manufacturer’s recommendations concerning which products are safe and which are not.
Cleaning Bamboo Floors Weekly
When cleaning bamboo floors, it is best to employ a soft touch to prevent minute scratches from forming on the surface. That means no steel wool, scrapers, or scouring brushes!
Remove dust, dirt, hairs, and other debris from your bamboo wood flooring by using damp mop or a vacuum cleaner with a padded head attachment. Weekly is usually sufficient, but use your good judgment as to whether or not more often is necessary.
Footprints can be removed using a damp mop or sponge. Just be very careful that it is only damp, not dripping wet as excessive moisture can damage the flooring.
Using Vinegar and Water Solutions for Bamboo Wood Flooring
Weekly cleaning can be done using a vinegar solution made from one-fourth cup of white vinegar mixed with one quart of warm tap water. Dampen a mop with the solution and mop a small area at a time. As you go, dry the section using a clean, soft towel. One must take care not to over wet the bamboo floor. Although bamboo has tropical origins and can resist moisture, bamboo flooring must not be exposed to excessive amounts.
Cleaning Up Spills
Accidental spills cannot always be avoided – it happens to all of us. Cleaning bamboo floors after accidental spills is an important aspect in keeping your bamboo flooring in top condition. Do not allow spills to set on the flooring; they must be wiped immediately to prevent it from penetrating into the bamboo surface and cause staining. Take a soft, dry rag to soak up the liquid and immediately wipe the area with dry paper towels to ensure that all liquid is taken out.
Taking Care of Stubborn Spills When Cleaning Bamboo Floors
For gooey, sticky spills, remove as much of the spill as possible using a dry cloth or a paper towel. Then, wipe a soft, damp rag over the sticky spot several times so the spill may be lifted off the bamboo flooring. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing the spill as this will cause the spill to seep into the pores of the bamboo and eventually cause staining. After the spill is removed, dry the area using a paper towel.
That’s all there is to it! Follow these steps on a regular basis to keep your bamboo floors shining and new, even after many years of use.