For homeowners in the St. Louis, MO area, bamboo flooring has many advantages. It is eco-friendly, affordable, relatively easy to maintain, and more water-resistant than hardwood flooring. It is also available in a variety of colors, making it easy for you to select the flooring that will look best in your home or office.
Even so, bamboo flooring is not invincible. Following are some tried and proven tips for dealing with common bamboo flooring challenges such as dents, scratches, discoloration and warping.
Choose the Right Flooring Type
It is important to buy bamboo flooring from a reputable company that has a reputation for offering top quality flooring and installation. That’s why we recommend buying and installing with our experts at Floor Coverings International Arch City, your one stop shop for purchasing and installing your floors. Our experts at Floor Coverings International Arch City will clearly communicate where the flooring will be installed, how much foot traffic it will receive, and other important factors.
Clean it Right
Bamboo flooring can be susceptible to water damage, so it should be mopped with a damp mop rather than a wet one. Any water spills should be cleaned immediately to prevent discoloration. Additionally, cleansers and disinfectants should never be poured directly onto the floor.
Day-to-Day Care and Maintenance
Avoid walking on bamboo flooring with sharp high heels or heavy shoes as bamboo is easily dented and scratched. If bamboo floors are installed in an area of the home that gets a lot of foot traffic, consider buying an area rug to protect portions of the floor that would otherwise become damaged.
Be very careful when moving furniture over a bamboo floor. Pick up the furniture whenever possible or use felt pads under your sofa, bed, table and chair legs so you don’t scratch the floor when rearranging the dining room, living room or bedroom.
Sunlight can also discolor a bamboo floor. Keep curtains and/or blinds closed when the sun is shining through the window.
Bamboo is fast becoming a popular flooring option and can be suitable for both residential and commercial buildings. At the same time, it is important to know what you are getting into when investing in any type of flooring. If you have bamboo floors or are considering installing them, follow the tips outlined above to keep your floors looking good both now and in the future.
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