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Maintenance

Your bamboo floor is designed with low maintenance in mind. Follow these simple steps to achieve many years of enjoyment from your floor.

Preventative Care Tips:

  • In areas of excessive traffic and wear, make use of runners or area rugs.
  • Use felt protectors under heavy pieces of furniture and chairs.
  • Use protective mats at exterior entrances. Avoid rubber-based furniture or mats as the rubber may leach into the floor.
  • Maintain relative humidity levels between 30% and 70% (see further information below).
  • Use a dolly for moving furniture and appliances, try not to slide or roll across the floor.
  • Keep animal nails trimmed to prevent excess scratching.

Regular Maintenance Tips

  • Sweep or vacuum as often as necessary to remove any loose dirt or grit as it may scratch the floor.
  • When a spill occurs, soak up the bulk liquid promptly.
  • Use a slightly damp mop only – avoid excessive amounts of water. Steam mops are not advised.
  • Oil soaps, wax, ammonia, or other household products may affect your coating and should be avoided.

Recoating and Repair

  • To repair scratches, try Gilly Stephenson’s Scratch Cover, or even lightly applied nail polish.
  • Bamboo can be re-coated after a number of years to restore its original finish, although please note that re-sanding is not encouraged.

Maintaining Relative Humidity in the Internal Environment:

To prevent shrinkage in bamboo floors during hot weather, which can affect the floor’s visual appearance, consider the useful tips below to help maintain relative humidity between 30-70%.

    1. Use an atomiser (mist spray) at regular intervals during the day.
    2. Fill a vase or sink with water when leaving your home for an extended period of time.
    3. Keep blinds and curtains closed where possible.

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Embelton Floating Floors Maintenance Guide