These days, the use of bamboo floors has become increasingly popular and for many reasons. Since bamboo floors are available in natural light shades to darker colors like brown and caramel-like hues, they add a different feel to the overall effect of the room. Bamboo floors have a certain and unique beauty. Aside from their striking appeal, the use of bamboo floors also advocates being environmentally friendly. The use of bamboo also guarantees a good investment. You can never go wrong spending money on bamboo floors. However, as durable as bamboo floors are, it’s impossible for it to not get dirty or stained. It is not possible to simply remove stain from bamboo floors by washing alone. There’s a strict approach recommend on bamboo floor stain removal. The following steps should help to deal with bamboo stains.
Step 1: Try to “Rinse” The Stained Part
Although the instruction said to “rinse” do not just pour water over the area where the stain is. Just like most wooden floors, a bamboo floor is very sensitive to too much moisture. It is not advised to put water over the bamboo floor too carelessly. Instead use a towel or cloth. Soak the cloth in warm water and make sure that it is not dripping when wiping the stained area. Scrub the stained part a couple of times before proceeding to the next step.
Step 2: Use Lemon and Salt
Pour salt over the stained area. Cut the lemon and use the half part. Squeeze the lemon over both the stained area and the salt.
Step 3: Scrub the Stained Area
After pouring a slight amount of lemon juice over the area, scrub the salt and the stained area using the flesh of the lemon. Try to mix the lemon juice and the salt so that you can create a paste-like solution. Add more salt if everything gets soaked by the juice.
Step 4: Let the Lemon Juice and Salt Set
If the stain does not come off after the scrubbing, apply another mixture of salt and lemon juice. Make sure the mixture sets for a few minutes up to an hour. Repeat scrubbing and then soak the area again until the stain is completely removed.
Step 5: Wipe the Floor
Using the same towel or damp cloth, wipe the area clean from both salt and lemon juice. It’s best to wipe the area first with a towel soaked in dishwater soap. After wiping the soap, get another cloth, soak it in warm water and then wipe the area clean.
To make sure you’re properly taking care of your bamboo floor make sure you prevent the floor from getting in contact with sharp and dirty objects. Try to prevent walking on the bamboo flooring with high heels as they are very damaging to the floor. If wearing high heels is inevitable, try to place a carpet or mats over the bamboo floor. This will also help to prevent any stains and scratches in high traffic areas.