You make your wise decision, if you select bamboo flooring for home or office decoration. However, you have to pay more attention on cleaning and maintenance of it.
Correctly using and maintaining bamboo flooring is the key to extend its life. Bamboo flooring is relatively easy to keep clean, here are several tips that you should regularly perform on your bamboo flooring to keep it longer and in a good condition.
Firstly, clean bamboo flooring properly. For example, in order to avoid the damage of painting film on bamboo flooring, it is not right to clean with water containing soda or soap-suds. You can use a broom to clean first, then use a wet mop to wipe off flooring. Of course, for big dirt, you need use a vacuum to get rid of them first.
Secondly, avoid destroy the surface. Bamboo flooring has a finishing surface, and finishing is very afraid of impacting, scratching and abrasion. Also do not bring dirt and sand into the house, you can put mats at your home entrance to capture dirt and debris before it comes in contact with your floor. Of course, doormat need be clean as well. Do not walk on bamboo flooring with high-heeled shoes, and legs of furniture can be wrapped by cotton or fabric, which could save bamboo flooring very well. Bamboo is durable, but minimizing scuffs, stains and scratches will help you maintain your bamboo flooring for a longer period of time.
Thirdly, keep the inside of the home at a relative humidity of 30 to 50 percent. When decorating home with bamboo flooring, both doors and windows should be opened frequently so that moist air indoor will be changed with dry air outdoor. When bamboo is maintained at this proper moisture level, the likelihood that it will break, crack or even swell is decreased.
In addition to avoiding harsh chemicals and cleaning solvents, and with the proper maintenance and upkeep, you will be able to successfully maintain your bamboo floors for many years.