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Bamboo Flooring Care Guide
Bamboo floors are known for their durability, strength and easy maintenance, but knowing how to care for your bamboo floor is essential to preserving its freshness and natural elegance.
Clean your bamboo floor regularly
A build up of dirt and debris can be detrimental to you bamboo floor. If dirt, dust or grit is left on top of your bamboo floor and then walked on, it can cause scratches dents and damage to the surface and finish of your bamboo flooring. To prevent any kind of dirt from building up, you should clean your floor regularly. For the perfect solution to keeping your flooring clean the quick and easy way see our Bona Spray Mop
• Sweep your bamboo floor on a daily basis (or more frequently if required) using a soft brush or broom.
• Clean your bamboo floor on a weekly basis (or more frequently if required) using a PH neutral wooden floor cleaner. Bona’s Wood Floor Spray Mop is ideal as it cleans without leaving any residue, has a rotating head to help to reach any difficult areas, has a removable, washable microfibre cleaning pad and can be refilled using Bona’s 4 litre Wood Floor Cleaner Refill
• Water and a mop can be used to clean your bamboo floor, but you should ensure that the mop is wrung out entirely as excess water can soak into your bamboo floor and may cause it to warp and swell.
• Never use a steam mop to clean your bamboo floor as the heat and steam can penetrate the floor and cause irreparable damage.
• Wipe away any spills or dirt as soon as you notice them, using an absorbent cloth to ensure the liquid does not soak into your bamboo floor.
• Avoid using any products that may leave a slippery residue on your bamboo flooring, such as oils, waxes or furniture polish. Abrasive and acidic cleaning products should also be avoided as they can damage your floor.
Bamboo floor damage prevention
Although a regular cleaning routine is important, another effective way to keep your floor looking fresh and new is to try to prevent damage from happening in the first place.
• Use doormats at all entrance doors to catch any debris, dirt and moisture from outside.
• Ask family members and visitors to remove their outdoor footwear before walking on your bamboo floor. Ideally, footwear should not be left on your bamboo floor, they should be put in a porch, garage or other storage area.
• Apply felt furniture protector pads to the bottom of all furniture and heavy objects to prevent unwanted marks and scratches on your floor.
• Do not drag or slide heavy or sharp objects across your bamboo floor as this is likely to cause scratches and dents – always lift, carry and place them down gently.
Re-finish your bamboo flooring
After a number of years, your bamboo floor may have lost its lustre and elegance. To revive the appearance of your floor, and to reseal and protect it from further damage you can sand it down and re-finish it using a wooden floor lacquer. It is advised that a professionally trained flooring expert, with knowledge of bamboo flooring carries out any re-finishing work.