Preventing Scratches to Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring

Even the hardest and most expensive hardwood floors will get scratched by particles if not properly cared for. And even though strand woven bamboo flooring is very dense, hard and durable it too will get scratched if not properly maintained.

Particles are small pieces of dirt, grit, rock, gravel and plastic that people inadvertently carry in in their clothes or on their shoes into the house. These particles find their way onto your strand woven bamboo flooring and then when a person or pet walks on these particles they scrap them against your flooring and scratch it.

The best way to prevent scratching to strand woven bamboo flooring is to make people take their shoes off by the door when they enter your house. Provide a shoe box and guest slippers to make people more inclined to remove their particle laden shoes before they step on your strand woven bamboo flooring.

On the same theme, it is a good idea to put mats by every outside door so it can catch particles. It is important to shake these mats out frequently.

Next, it is important to clean your strand woven bamboo flooring twice a week to prevent the built up of particles on the surface of the floor. Use a dust mop or vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to clean the floor.

Check your furniture protectors once in a while to make sure they are defeating their purpose by harboring particles that are liable to scratch your strand woven bamboo flooring if dragged across the room.

And finally, don’t be tempted to wax your strand woven bamboo flooring because particles will build up in the wax over time and then when someone walks on a piece of waxed flooring containing particles they will damage the bamboo flooring.

Beware of particles.

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