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Winter Care for Bamboo Floors

Bamboo flooring is a popular choice for homeowners, not only because of its eco-friendliness but also because of its strength, durability, and easiness to maintain. During the colder and wetter months, it is very important to continue to take care of your bamboo floor and make a few extra provisions to protect your floor from the harsh conditions outside.

The main problems that homeowners with bamboo flooring face are that dirt, grit, water and snow can be brought into your house from outdoors on footwear, clothing and pets.

Winter Care for Bamboo Floors

Below are some simple tips to protect your bamboo flooring from the winter elements:

Protecting your bamboo floor from grit and dirt

Bamboo floors can be scratched or dented if grit, dirt and salt from outdoors is brought inside and walked over the floor. To prevent this from happening:

  • Use doormats at entrance doors – these will catch any grit, gravel, dirt or salt from outdoors. Remember to keep your doormat clean.
  • Remove outdoor footwear when entering the house. It is advisable to keep wet or dirty footwear in a garage or porch.

Protecting your bamboo floor from water and snow

Rainwater, snow and slush can be damaging to bamboo floors if they are brought in from outside and left to sit on, and be absorbed into the floor. Your bamboo floor can become dull, warped and distorted. To prevent this from happening:

  • Use doormats at entrance doors – these will help to wipe off any excess water on footwear. Remember to keep your doormat dry.
  • Keep dry towels by the entrance door to remove any excess water from clothing, or mop away any drips on your bamboo floor. Clean towels are also good for drying pet’s paws.
  • Remove wet footwear before walking on your bamboo floor. Do not leave wet shoes on your bamboo floor; consider using a spare doormat to keep wet or dirty footwear on.

General protection for your bamboo floor

Regular sweeping and cleaning will help to prevent damage and dullness to your bamboo floor. During the cold and wet weather consider sweeping on a daily basis (or more often if necessary) and cleaning every other day to restore the floor’s freshness and preserve its longevity.

For questions relating to any of The Bamboo Flooring products, telephone 0116 2741050 or email mail@bambooflooringcompany.com. Thanks for reading.