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Bamboo Flooring Cons

These Bamboo Flooring Cons Will Help You Make an Informed Decision

While there are various pros of bamboo flooring, the cons are no less either. Here, you can learn more on cons of bamboo flooring.
Kundan Pandey
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2019
If you're inclined to decorate your rooms with bamboo flooring, then you're not the only one. In the recent years, bamboo flooring has become one of the most popular choices for various establishments like homes and offices.
Besides various other options like ceramic tile flooring and vinyl flooring, bamboo flooring has evolved to become one of the most important aspects of interior designing in variety of residential set ups. Certainly, there are various bamboo flooring pros and cons that one must be aware of before choosing it.
Cons of Bamboo Flooring
If you are aware of the disadvantages of bamboo flooring, it will help you to decide if it is an ideal choice for you.
Bamboo flooring
Bamboo flooring is more brittle than hardwood flooring. Hence, this makes it vulnerable to dents and scratches. If one walks with shoes and sandals with high heels, there are high chances of dents appearing on these types of floors.
In case, pets are there in the home, they can easily scratch and leave marks on bamboo floors. Even normal moving around of cats and dogs can leave a mark on bamboo floors.
Hardwood Floor Detail
Bamboo flooring, similar to wood flooring can be rendered discolored if they're exposed to sunlight. This happens when, bamboo floors are exposed to UV light of Sun for long time.
Also bamboo floors come in just two colors while hardwood floors are present in a variety of colors.
Swelling Due to Moisture
Bamboo flooring can be spoiled due to moisture. Although, it has the ability to absorb moisture, there are certain issues when it comes to complete absorption of moisture. If you are genuinely interested in this type of flooring, you've got to ensure that you protect the bamboo flooring properly from moisture.
Bamboo Flooring Maintenance
Proper maintenance of the bamboo flooring is essential to avoid any problems. Here's more information on this form of flooring.
Mop basket
▸ Immediately after the installation of bamboo flooring, you've got to clean it properly using a light dampened mop. Use cleaners that are non toxic and environment friendly.
House Cleaning
▸ Regularly dusting, mopping and sweeping with a soft bristle is important. This will ensure that dust/dirt gets cleaned.
▸ Soft cloth dipped in water can be used to clean the bamboo floor.
▸ Mixing water and wood floor cleaner requires following proper instructions as stated by the manufacturer.
▸ Avoid walking with pencil heels on bamboo flooring.
▸ Use mats in areas like kitchen, laundry and all exterior entrances.
Movers Placing Sofa On Floor
▸ Put weight protectors under furniture to distribute weight of piece of furniture, equally.
▸ Always ensure that you lift the furniture while moving it away. Sliding can lead to marks on the bamboo flooring.
▸ You can use a humidifier to ensure that proper levels of moisture are maintained in the room and so floors don't get moistened.
▸ Never use a vacuum cleaner with a beater bar and don't allow sand, grit and liquid to be placed on the bamboo flooring.
▸ Don't use excessive water to clean the bamboo floor.
▸ Avoid steel wool or any other abrasive material for cleaning and scratching bamboo floors.
▸ Avoid oil soaps, scouring powder and abrasive cleaners.
▸ Don't wax your bamboo floor.
Bamboo flooring is certainly expensive than other options and hence it also requires proper maintenance. Before going to install it, you've got to ensure that you have weighed both the pros and cons of this process, so that you're in a better position to decide if you wish to install bamboo flooring in your home.
Generally, the pros of bamboo flooring outweigh its cons however, you need to consider both before going for it.