Bamboo Flooring Dos and Don’ts
Bamboo Flooring Dos and Don’ts – Beautiful, durable and renewable bamboo flooring can enliven any interior with unique attractiveness as well as practicality. Bamboo flooring is unique in appearance, and is easy to clean. As such, you will gain both the time it would take to maintain many other types of flooring, as well as the many compliments you’ll receive from visitors! Here are some of the details to consider when thinking about bamboo flooring.
• Consider the area you where you wish to install your choice in bamboo flooring – make sure that it is not prone to excessive moisture. Bamboo is moisture resistant, but excessive moisture can damage your bamboo flooring
• Consult the terms and conditions of your bamboo flooring purchase, including all warranty information, and read all installation instructions
• Ensure that your subfloor is clean, dry and level before installing your bamboo flooring.
• Inspect all boxes of bamboo flooring for any damaged planks before commencing;
• Allow your bamboo to “acclimate” in the area where the installation will take place. Open all boxes and allow the bamboo to expand and contract accordingly to the interior;
• Use of a tapping block will help to minimize any fracturing during installation;
• Use dry or damp (not doused) mops, brooms and vacuums to keep your bamboo flooring clear of dirt and grit which have the potential to scratch the finish of your bamboo flooring;
• Use runners and mats at strategic points to guard against dirt and moisture from the outdoors, and be aware of spills and clear them up when they happen.
• Overwet your bamboo floor – this can lead to long term damage;
• Use detergent, steel wool or other abrasives to clean your bamboo flooring;
• Install your bamboo flooring in a bathroom, sauna or enclosed veranda. These areas which are prone to high levels of moisture may void your warranty in some cases;
• Install your bamboo flooring in an area prone to intense sunlight. Despite its UV protection, bamboo flooring is subject to fading when exposed;
• Walk on your bamboo flooring with athletic spikes or high heels.