Care for your bamboo floor as you would any hardwood floor - but first ask a few important questions.
- Is the flooring prefinished with polyurethane? Most quality prefinished floors contain a layer of aluminum oxide suspended in the coating system with polyurethane topcoats. If polyurethane is one of the topcoats, here are a few eco-friendly suggestions – Bona Kemi or WoodWise.
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- Should I use a steam cleaner? First, it’s not necessary and second, the moisture and heat could actually damage the finish.
- How do I repair divots and finish scratches?
Scratches and/or gouges in the flooring material may happen during an installation or subsequent use. Board replacement is the best option; however if this is not possible, try RPM/Mohawk Fil Stiks. These are large wax crayons that fill voids and match most bamboo natural and caramelized colors. These products are also available through several online woodworking supply stores.
Proper care and maintenance can extend the life of your floor for many years; however, at some time a recoating or refinishing may be desirable.
Download the Teragren Bamboo Floor Care Guide at http://www.teragren.com/care.html, or call our Technical Support team at 800.929.6333. Sign-up for our e-newsletter to stay up-to-date on design trends, technical tips and more.