Expert Guide to Cleaning Bamboo Flooring at Your Home in Singapore

January 8, 2024

Bamboo flooring is one of the popular flooring choices among homeowners in Singapore. It is even better than hardwoods like maple and oak as it has better resistance to water. Cleaning bamboo flooring is comparatively easy, but there will be regular maintenance you will have to do to make the floors look the best. Small particles of sand and dirt can creep into the finish of bamboo floors, thereby causing dents and scratches to give them a faded look. You will also need to clean spills and wet spots from floors as soon as they happen to avoid staining and warping. 

When to Clean Bamboo Flooring at Home?

You need to clean bamboo floors as needed, and it depends on the traffic in your home. Clean the floors of the kitchen, recreation room, and hallways daily if you have children running around at home. And cleaning spills quickly is mandatory - do damp mopping with a microfibre once a week. 

How to Clean Bamboo Flooring?

Clean the Spills on the Floor

Soak up the spills with a sponge or dry microfibre cloth. You can then slightly dampen the microfibre cloth or sponge and wipe the area to remove the remaining dirt. Follow by drying the area with a soft towel or microfibre cloth. 

Sweep or Vacuum the Floors 

You can get rid of the dirt and dust using a soft broom, dust mop, or vacuum cleaner that has a soft head. Follow by disposing of the waste into a can each time you sweep/mop/vacuum the floor. 

Clean the Stains and Dried Spills 

Note the areas where you see stains and dried spills while you sweep the floor. The next step is to get rid of them. For this, dampen a soft cloth using water and rinse the area to remove the dirt. If you feel that it is not enough to remove the dried spills and dirt, dampen the cloth with a mild hardwood cleaning solution and rub the area once again. Follow by wiping the cleaned area with a cloth dampened using fresh water to remove the cleaning solution from the floor. You can now dry the area using a soft cloth or towel as the last step. 

Do a Damp Mopping 

Dilute some hardwood-rated cleaner according to the instructions on the product and dampen a mop and squeeze it until it becomes barely damp. This is to ensure that the mop is just damp, and not wet. Follow by gently mopping the floor in a circular motion and then wiping the floor using a clean and dry towel to remove excess wetness. 

Do Some Heavy Cleaning 

Pick an approved hardwood cleaning solution and prepare it for application by following the instructions given on the product’s label. Dip a clean and soft rag into the solution and squeeze dry until it becomes only slightly damp. Apply the solution to the floor evenly without letting it pool or puddle. Follow by wipe cleaning the floor using a dry towel to get a good finish. 

Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Bamboo Flooring 

Avoid Vacuuming with Beater Bars Never use vacuums with a beater bar on bamboo floors, as it can damage the floor finish.
Limit Water Usage Refrain from adding extra water while cleaning bamboo floors. Slight dampness is sufficient for mopping.
Avoid Abrasive Cleaners Skip the use of steel wools and abrasive powders when cleaning bamboo floors to prevent damage.
Follow Manufacturer's Instructions Adhere to the cleaning instructions provided by the manufacturer to ensure proper care for your bamboo flooring.
Know Your Warranty Familiarize yourself with the warranty that came with the floor to avoid actions that could potentially void it.
Remove Shoes Indoors To prevent dirt, dust, and scratches from shoes, remove them upon entering your house, and encourage others to do the same.
Use Doormats Place doormats both inside and outside entrances to minimize dirt and debris being brought into the>
Area Rugs for High Traffic Areastd> Use rugs in high-traffic areas, such as hallways and around sinks, to protect bamboo floors from excessive wear.

How to Prepare and Use a DIY Cleaning Solution for Bamboo Flooring?

You don’t always need a commercial cleaning product to clean stains and dried-up soil from bamboo floors. You can prepare an effective and natural cleaning solution using vinegar at home in no time!

Mix ¼ cup of white vinegar and a quart of water to get a solution that will help you clean the surface of bamboo floors safely and effectively. The method of application is the same as with a commercial cleaning solution - use a damp cloth or sponge and squeeze dry it before applying. Make sure to dilute the vinegar properly as concentrated vinegar can damage the finish of bamboo floors. You can also save this solution to remove stains or use it while you do a deep cleaning at home. 

Home Floor Cleaning Services in Singapore

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