Protecting Bamboo Wood Floors

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated June 7, 2013)

Considering how thickly and rapidly bamboo grows, it is becoming more and more an attractive option for use in the home or office. If you want to be as environmentally friendly in your home, then bamboo wood floors are a great way to go. Just as with any kind of wood floor there are a few things that you will need to do to protect it. Luckily, protecting bamboo is a fairly easy thing to do, at least if you know what to do. Here are a few guidelines that you can use to help you in keeping your exotic wood flooring as beautiful as possible.

  • Sweep. The very first step in protecting bamboo wood floors is to sweep them. Whenever you notice a little dust or dirt on the floor, take the time to sweep the room out. At the very least you should do this every week, and will help keep the dust and grime down. Dirt, grime, and dust can help ruin any floor no matter how nicely it is. By sweeping the floor regularly, you will be able to remove anything that could potentially scratch or gouge the flooring.
  • Regular cleaning. In addition to sweeping, if you do some regular cleaning, you will keep your bamboo wood floors looking fantastic. In addition to sweeping your floor, you should run a dust mop over the floor every two weeks. This will help get up any of the finer dust particulates that you may have missed with a regular sweeping. If you will be wet mopping, be sure that you limit it as much as possible, and only use a cleaner that is safe to use on wood. Keep in mind that wood and water don't really mix all that well.
  • Barriers. As much as possible, you should place some barriers on the floor to help protect it. This means that you should use throw rugs to help protect the floor from anyone walking along the floors. In addition, you should also place some felt covered coasters under the furniture to help keep the floors in fine condition.
  • Watch the shoes. Shoes can actually harm flooring, so be careful when walking on any bare portions of your bamboo wood floors. Refrain from walking across your flooring with any hard-soled shoes as much as possible. This means no high heels or dress shoes on the bare flooring. If you must walk across the bare floor, then do it as softly as possible.

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Lee Wyatt

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