Maintenance & Cleaning
Like any natural timber flooring product, it needs to be taken care of. The good news is that bamboo is a very easy product to look after and maintain. Everyone has different cleanliness standards but we recommend vacuuming and mopping the floor at least once a fortnight to ensure product longevity in appearance.
Although the coatings used in our product are of the highest quality and are designed not to scratch, it isn’t 100% scratch resistant. Make sure that the vacuum you use does not show any protruding points or tips that could potentially scratch your flooring.
You may also use an electrostatic broom to help remove dust and grit. Clean using a slightly damp mop with warm water. (1 cap of methylated spirits per bucket of warm water). Flooring should not be soaked with water. If exposed to large amounts of water, dry it immediately and open the window to let the fresh air in. Use a commercial dryer if necessary. You may use undiluted methylated spirits on a rag or sponge to spot clean.
Use a protective cloth/padding on the feet of heavy items such as furniture. Heavy items must not be dragged across the floor. Place a mat down at doorways to help any unwanted dirt, mud or grass get into the house. Avoid allowing degrading materials such as sand to reach the floor.
Move rugs regularly to keep consistency, although treated with multiple UV protection stabilisers, bamboo is a natural product and there may be a slight colour change in different environments.
DO NOT’S FOR BAMBOO FLOORING
DO NOT use a steam mop.
DO NOT drag any sharp objects across the floor.
DO NOT walk in shoes that have nails in the soles or heals.
DO NOT allow dust and grit to build up.
DO NOT use chemicals (other than methylated spirits), household cleaners, soaps or wax.
These will dull your floor and make it hard to refinish.