The dos and don’ts of bamboo flooring

Natural strand woven bamboo flooring with props

The dos and don’ts of bamboo flooring

This entry was posted on May 28, 2014 by chris elliott
Bamboo flooring is quickly becoming a popular alternative to hardwood flooring, and can be a great choice for both domestic properties and commercial use. Some types of bamboo flooring are more durable than hardwood whilst still offering the luxury of a natural and sustainable product. Bamboo flooring can be found in a variety of colours patterns and finishes to complement your interior, and it can last for a lifetime if looked after correctly and the following advice is followed. The dos and don’ts of bamboo flooring


    • Ensure you choose the correct type of bamboo flooring for the expected volume of traffic. Strand woven bamboo is the most durable so should be used in areas with high volumes of footfall, for example hallways and any commercial properties.
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    • Allow your bamboo flooring to acclimatise to your property for at least 2 days before it is installed.
    • Make sure that your bamboo floor is installed correctly using the appropriate tools and methods. It is recommended that a professional floor fitter is used so that they can assess the existing subfloor and ensure it is suitable for installation.
    • Sweep your bamboo floor daily (with a soft bristle brush) to reduce a build up of dirt and dust. Then clean your bamboo floor with a PH neutral wood floor cleaning spray and soft mop, on a weekly basis (more often if needed).
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    • Clean away any spills straight away so that the liquid does not have time to soak into your bamboo floor, which could potentially cause water damage.
    • Prevent dents and scratches from occurring by removing outdoor footwear before walking on you bamboo floor and apply anti-scratch felt protection pads to the bottom of furniture.
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Do not:

    • Install bamboo flooring in a bathroom, or any room with excess moisture and water as this could cause the flooring to become damaged.
    • Use acidic or abrasive products to clean your bamboo floor as they can scratch it. It is not advisable to clean your bamboo floor with oils, waxes or polishes either, as they can leave a greasy residue behind. Clean your bamboo floor with a steam mop or use excessive water to mop your floor. The heat and water can cause your floor to warp, swell and distort.
  • Drop or drag heavy or sharp objects across your hardwood floor. Always lift and place them down gently.
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