Learning how to care for your bamboo floor is straightforward. As with any new floor covering you will want to keep it looking fresh and new. Bamboo is easy to look after, especially if you follow some simple steps. First of all, you will want to keep your floor looking and feeling clean and dirt free. Secondly, you will want to protect your new floor from unwanted and unnecessary damage. Here are some simple tips:
Keep your bamboo floor clean and dirt free
The best way to keep your new floor clean is by adopting a simple cleaning routine, consisting of sweeping on a daily basis, followed by cleaning your floor to freshen up the surface.
Sweeping your floor will immediately remove and dust, dirt or pet hair that has found its way onto your floor. Try to use a soft bristle brush, or a vacuum cleaner with a wooden floor attachment. We recommend sweeping on a daily basis, but this will really depend on how busy the area is. Once you have swept away any dirt, you can then clean your floor. This does not necessarily have to be done every day, you can decide how often depending on how dirty your floor gets. We would recommend using a pH neutral wooden floor cleaner. Bona Wood Flooring Spray Mop is a perfect choice as it has a spray bottle built into the handle, and an ergonomic cleaning head with removable pads.
Protect your bamboo floor from damage
Most people will want to protect their new bamboo flooring from dents and damage. Some small scratches and marks are inevitable with daily usage, but there are some things that you can do to avoid more noticeable damage. Always ask family, friends and guests to remove their outdoor footwear before walking on your bamboo floor. This will help to reduce the amount of grit, stones, mud, and dirt that reach your floor. Using a doormat at all entrance doors is also a really good idea. Another tip is it use felt protector pads on the bottom of all furniture. This will put a cushioned layer between the furniture and your floor. Finally, you should be very mindful when moving furniture. Don’t drag heavy objects, always lift and carry them.
Quick Guide: how to care for my bamboo floor
• Here is a quick guide on how to care for your bamboo floor:
• Sweep your bamboo floor every day to remove dust and dirt
• Clean your bamboo floor every week to freshen up the surface
• Use a gentle pH neutral cleaning solution on your floor
• Always remove outdoor footwear before walking on your bamboo
• Try to apply felt protector pads to the bottom of all furniture
• Do not drag heavy or sharp object across your floor
• Never use a steam mop or wet mop as they can cause damage