When you get right down to it, preventative maintenance of a bamboo floor is basically the same as taking care of any old hardwood floor. So, this of course means avoiding any standing liquid to remain for too long. Like hardwood floors, strandwoven bamboo flooring is susceptible to warping if liquids are allowed to sit for too long. This can be a real problem for rainy places like Oregon.
Speaking of dirt and sand brings us to our next preventative measure, sweeping. It's very important to keep your strandwoven bamboo flooring swept regularly. Be sure to use a soft bristle broom, or even better, a soft micro fiber cloth sweeper. It's even better to use a vacuum, as dragging a broom or micro fiber across the floor can cause the grit and sand to erode the finish of your floor, robbing you of that characteristic luster.
Just be sure that if you use a vacuum, you have the hardwood floor setting on. The beater brush can be murder on the finish. When you go to mop the floor, be sure to use a very well wrung out mob or soft cloth. You want that water to evaporate as quickly as possible.
Finally, be sure to never drag your furniture on the floor when moving it to avoid gouging or denting your strandwoven bamboo flooring. If for some reason this is not an option, you can always get some of those soft footing stickers, usually made of felt, to stick on the bottom. Just make sure to change them frequently. They tend to trap gritty particles, and sliding them in this condition will also erode your floor's finish.
Many people think that bamboo floors are somehow high maintenance, but the fact of the matter is that they are just as easy to maintain as hardwood floors, and pretty much require the same methods. Follow these easy steps and your strandwoven bamboo floors will treat you happy for years to come!