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How to Care for Your Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring

You’re finally finished. Your new bamboo flooring is installed, it looks great, and now you are wondering how to keep it that way. Many people have a misconception that strand woven bamboo flooring is harder to care for than other types of flooring. This simply isn’t true!

In fact, strand woven bamboo is not much different to care for than a traditional hardwood floor. They require very little maintenance to keep looking their best, and what little you have to do, is fairly simple. Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know to keep your floors looking like new for years to come.

Frequent Sweeping or Vacuuming

Gritty dirt and other outdoor debris that gets tracked into the house is one of the greatest contributors to the degradation of your new floors. Abrasive particles like sand or dirt wear away the finish and protective layers that keep your floor looking shiny and protect it from water and sun damage.

That’s why it’s important that you sweep or vacuum at least a few times a week to maintain your floor’s luster. If you use a vacuum, it is especially important to ensure that your beater brush is disengaged before vacuuming your strand woven bamboo floors. The beater brush is great for cleaning your carpets, but it will play havoc with the finish of your strand woven floor.

Avoid Moisture at All Costs

Just like a traditional hardwood floor, your strand woven bamboo flooring is susceptible to fluctuating humidity and standing water. This means it is incredibly important that you take steps to avoid standing water on your floor.

The best ways to deal with this are to always clean up liquid spills as quickly and thoroughly as possible, and to consider putting down waterproof mats in areas where you are likely to find any risk of water getting on your floors, such as in kitchens and bathrooms. 

It’s also a good idea to lay down waterproof mats at all doors leading to the outside, to avoid tracking rainwater in from outdoors. You might also consider a “no shoes” policy for your home, if you still have trouble after other steps have been taken.

Avoid Physical Damage

The final thing you need to worry about is gouging, scratching, or other physical damage to the flooring. Again, you might consider a “no shoes” policy for your home to avoid scratches and gouges from high-heeled shoes, or rocks stuck in the treads of shoes or boots.

You will probably also want to place soft adhesive pads under the feet of your furniture, and always lift your furniture from the floor completely when moving it. Never slide your furniture on your strand woven floors!

Want to Learn More?

If you’d like to learn more about what strand woven bamboo flooring can do for your home, we would love for you to use our store locator to find a dealer near you. Your local dealer will have all the samples and info you could ever need to make the right flooring decision for you and your home. Find a dealer today, and learn more about what this incredible flooring material can do for you!