If you are looking for a flooring option for your home, then you will want to look at bamboo flooring. This type of flooring will impart a great sense of beauty to your home. It is also an eco-friendly flooring option that you may want to consider. One of the major advantages of bamboo that makes it to stand out as a flooring option is its ability to be installed in areas where temperature and humidity fluctuate. Since it's a type of grass, bamboo has a higher resilience and resistance to water or high levels of humidity. However, this doesn't make it completely waterproof. Therefore, don't assume that the floor is immune to damage by water. Instead, use these measures to prevent any damages that can be caused by continued exposure of your bamboo floor to water or high humidity levels.
Seal Your Bamboo Floor As Well As the Underlayment
If you neglect to seal your underlayment, moisture can build up underneath the floor and lead to the growth of mould and mildew without you even knowing. Continued buildup of moisture can also lead to warping of your flooring with time. Therefore, use a waterproof sealant or a water vapour sheet to seal your underlayment. Remember to use a waterproofing sealant as well for the floor itself. Since the floor is subject to abuse, cracks may develop in the seal. Therefore, make sure you reseal the floor periodically.
Avoid Walking On Your Bamboo Floors with Outdoor Footwear
If you or any other person has been outdoors for a while, their shoes may accumulate a lot of debris and dirt including sand. Therefore, when someone walks on the floor without wiping of his or her shoes, the dirt and debris can scratch the top coating of your floor, creating avenues where water can easily pass through into the floor.
Act Quickly To Clean Away Spills on the Floor
Don't let spills from water and other liquids to sit on your bamboo floors for too long. They may end up seeping through your floor, leading to warping or swelling, especially if the spillage is something that occurs more often.
Use a Chamois Padding Under Bowls for Your Pets
If you have a pet or pets in the house, spillage can occur from their bowls without you noticing quickly. For this reason, place a chamois padding under your pet bowls to absorb any spillage. Make sure you check the padding periodically as well to rinse it out so that moisture doesn't sit on your bamboo floor for long.