quality dust mop or vacuum head is the most effective tool for cleaning
dust and dirt off of the floor. The
cleaner head must be brush or felt. To
keep your floors looking their best, vacuum clean or dry mop at least
twice a week to remove loose dirt or grit before it can scratch the
surface of your floors.
tracked in dirt can be cleaned by dust mop or a lightly dampened mop.
When using a dampened mop, be sure to dry floor immediately.
Oils from asphalt driveways or roads will tend to leave a stain.
Be sure to clean shoes and entry mats well.
to cleaning with water, it may be necessary to clean the floor with a good
quality wood cleaner for pre-finished flooring.
DO NOT USE: steel wool, scouring powder, abrasive cleaners or
detergents on you bamboo flooring. Grease,
tar or oil can be removed with a cloth that is dampened with light mineral
spirits. This usually lifts
lipstick, crayon and most rubber scuffs also.
To help guard
against scratches and dents, place protective pads under furniture legs
and chairs. Make sure the
protective pads are large enough to distribute weight evenly.
Use at least one inch wide soft vinyl or rubber rollers when
necessary. The ball type
casters may damage your flooring. If
your Bamboo Flooring is adjacent to an exterior door, place doormats
outside at the entrance to keep dirt and grit from being tracked inside.
seasonal changes within Canada and the USA, our humidity levels can affect
a Bamboo Floor. In the
summer, when humidity is higher, the floor will expand; in the winter,
when humidity is lower, the floor will contract.
Maintain the humidity level within the dwelling at least 45%
throughout the year, through the use of a dehumidifier/humidifier.
Do not wax.