How to Clean Bamboo Floors to Shine Like New

The instructions on how to clean bamboo floors is very similar to cleaning hardwood floors.

Because bamboo flooring is a relatively new invention, chances are your bamboo floors are still in good shape. If your bamboo floors are beginning to lose their shine, then the surface finish is beginning to deteriorate. When this happens, it’s time to restore the finish to your bamboo floors.

Bamboo is much harder than most hardwoods used for flooring and will resist scratching and denting better than hardwood floors, however the surface finish applied to both is about the same.

To maximize the shine and durability of your bamboo floors, follow these instructions.

You should have received instructions from either the manufacturer or the installer. If you don’t have the instructions, try contacting the manufacturer and ask them how to clean bamboo floors.

As with other floors, cleaning bamboo floors begins with regular sweeping or vacuuming to keep them free of dirt and grit that will eventually dull the surface finish. To prevent any further damage to the floors finish, use a broom with soft bristles.

Note: Sweeping regularly is the best preventive maintenance you can do for your floors. Grit and sand are some of the worst enemies of bamboo flooring, and it’s the grit and sand, (and store bought cleaners) that are responsible for removing most of the surface finish.

The next step with cleaning bamboo floors is mixing a few drops of mild dish soap in water. Dip a sponge mop in the soap and water mixture and wring it out completely until it’s damp. Begin cleaning your bamboo floors. Never use a dripping wet mop, and always keep your bamboo floor dry.

When you first learn how to clean bamboo floors, you’ll discover that a good bamboo floor cleaner doesn’t leave streaks or a cloudy build up on the surface finish. Don’t use bamboo floor cleaners that contain oil, or ones that are too acidic. Don’t use vinegar and water to clean bamboo floors, because vinegar is acidic and can prematurely dull the surface finish. It’s the surface finish that makes bamboo floors shine.

You can keep your bamboo floors looking new by restoring them with Pro Shot® Floor Restorer. One application will last for months, with no yellowing or waxy buildup. Maintaining bamboo floors has never been easier.

Make your job of cleaning bamboo floors easier by making Pro Shot® Floor Restorer part of your maintenance routine. The shine will last for months. Pro Shot® products contain no petroleum, so there’s no offensive odor or smelly fumes, and it’s UL-Listed for slip resistance.

If you want to know how to clean bamboo floors and make them shine like new, then try Pro Shot® Floor Restorer today.