One of the best materials to use for an interior floor is bamboo flooring. Not only does it provide a unique look, the quality of the floor is comparable to traditional hard woods and it requires a minimal amount of care. It’s also environmentally friendly because it’s made from grass instead of wood. Here’s what to look for in your new flooring.
#1. Look for a scratch resistant coating. Bamboo can be prone to scratching if it is left untreated. Look for flooring options that have a coating to prevent scratches and you’ll increase the dent resistance of the flooring as well.
#2. Fix white scratches immediately. A white scratch on a floor made from bamboo means that the coating on the floor hasn’t been compromised. Buff the scratch with a polishing pad and it should disappear.
#3. Avoid using heavy furniture. Many bamboo floors are floated, which means needing to have furniture that weighs less than 500 pounds. Heavy furniture will limit the movement of a floating floor and potentially cause it to buckle or even separate as it expands and contracts.
#4. Do not refinish the floor unless necessary. Bamboo floors don’t necessarily stand up well to the sanding process on a major refinish. Unless you can’t avoid it, use less invasive options to keep your floor in good repair.
Bamboo flooring is affordable, dependable, and it looks amazing. By using these tips, you’ll be able to maintain those advantages over longer periods of time.