Tips For Keeping Your New Bamboo Wood Floors Looking Great


If you just had bamboo wood floors installed in your home, then it's important you know how to properly care for them. With proper care, your new bamboo flooring will last for decades into the future and will continue looking as amazing as the day they were first installed. 

To keep your new bamboo flooring looking great, follow these tips:

Tip: Sweep or Vacuum Your Floor as Often as Possible

The one thing that will wear down the shine on your bamboo floors and make them wear is dirt. Dirt particles sitting on the floors will be ground down into your flooring as people walk over it. For this reason, it is vital that you sweep or vacuum the floors frequently. Sweep the floors using a natural bristle broom or vacuum using the bare floor setting only.

Tip: Periodically Mop Your Bamboo Floor

In addition to frequently sweeping or vacuuming your flooring, it also needs periodic mopping to remove additional dirt and stains. Since standing water will damage hardwood flooring, you should only mop your new bamboo floors using a specialized hardwood floor mop and hardwood floor cleaner. You can purchase a high-quality hardwood floor cleaner at your local home improvement or hardware store.

Tip: Use Drapes to Prevent Sun Bleaching

While your new bamboo flooring is very durable, it is still susceptible to sun bleaching just as other types of natural wood flooring. To keep all of your flooring the same color by preventing sun bleaching, you should install drapes on your windows and keep direct sunlight from beating down on your floors day after day. This is especially important for windows on the western side of your house where the hottest afternoon sun's rays hit your house.

Tip: Use Area Rugs in High-Traffic Areas

To keep your flooring looking great, you should place area rugs in all of the high-traffic areas of your home. Rather than using rugs with a rubber backing that can trap water and lead to mold growth, instead, you should use natural fiber rugs with cotton backings. If you put area rugs near all exterior doors you can prevent dirt from being tracked onto your new floors and reduce the amount of cleaning that is required.

Tip: Trim Your Dog's Nails

Finally, if you are a household with dogs, then you must keep your pet's nails trimmed so they don't scratch your new floors as your dog walks and runs in your home.

Contact a company like Blair & Sons Floor Co to learn more about wood flooring options.


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