Bamboo flooring is not only attractive, it’s kind to the environment and needs minimal maintenance to keep it looking sharp and clean for years to come. Most of the maintenance can be done by your weekly (or bi-weekly) cleaning person. However, there are a few things you’ll want to handle in between cleaning visits to make sure your flooring stays pristine.
Caring for your bamboo flooring
1. Sweep daily, if possible. Bamboo flooring is much softer and more easily scratched than most hardwood flooring. That means that debris, even small pieces of dirt tracked inside or dropped food crumbs, can wear a groove in your floor if they are walked on. Avoid this by giving your floor a quick once-over with a broom every day.
2. Clean up spills promptly. Because bamboo flooring is porous, spills will seep into the flooring if allowed to linger. Make sure to clean up any spills promptly, especially deep-colored liquids like red wine. Use a soft, damp cloth, but don’t rub the surface too hard as you could scratch the flooring. Dry the floor immediately with another soft cloth.
3. Avoid stiletto heels. High heels may look attractive, but they can leave little dents in your bamboo flooring. It’s best to check your heels at the door and ask your guests to do the same.
4. Keep your pets’ nails trimmed. Just like heels, your pet’s toenails can leave tiny scratches in your flooring that will make it appear to age over time. Best to keep that grooming appointment. Your pet will be happier too.
Bamboo flooring is a beautiful, affordable choice that matches almost any decor. You can keep your bamboo flooring looking like new by sweeping it regularly, cleaning up any spills promptly and avoiding spike heels on the floor. With just a little quick maintenance, your bamboo flooring will easily look lovely for decades to come.