Care & Maintenance for your Wooden Flooring in Perth

Bamboo Maintenance

Keeping your bamboo floor looking beautiful is easier than you think. ECOfusion bamboo floors can be cared for with minimal effort, and in most cases, a little preventive maintenance will keep your wood floors in Perth looking beautiful for years to come.

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Living with Bamboo Floors

All ECOfusion bamboo, as a natural product, is prone to some movement and this is to be expected in a hand crafted bamboo floor. During the life of an ECOfusion bamboo floor, it will to some extent exhibit movement such as contraction / shrinkage and or expansion. Extreme climatic variation may result in excessive movement that can result in failure.

The following is recommended:

  • Your ECOfusion bamboo floor should be protected from excessive heat sources such as direct sunlight, gas or wood fires.
  • Take steps to reduce extreme variation in climatic conditions such as installing effective window treatments, humidifiers or dehumidifiers.
  • If climate controllers such as air conditioners are to be used, the bamboo should be acclimatized to that controlled environment.
  • ECOfusion Flooring RECOMMENDS THAT RELATIVE HUMIDITY IS MAINTAINED BETWEEN 40% - 55%. In order to achieve this, humidifiers and dehumidifiers may be required.
  • Homes that are uninhabited for prolonged periods are more prone to extreme climatic conditions or kiln like conditions, therefore please ensure that the above steps are taken.

Rugs are a fine asset for any ECOfusion bamboo floors or wooden floors, but can slow down the oxidization process or colour maturation of the floor under the rug. It is prudent to move the rug on a regular basis to graduate the colour differential that will appear around the edge of the rug. Rugs strategically placed in high traffic areas such as entries, will reduce premature wear.

Cleaning your wooden flooring in Perth is an essential part of prolonging the life of the finish. It is necessary to sweep the floor of your home on a daily basis as this will remove sand and grit, which has an abrasive effect upon the finish.

Vacuuming your floor is an alternative and complimentary way to clean your floor. Please ensure that the vacuum cleaner used is designed to be used for wood / bamboo floors.

Keep pets' claws trimmed to avoid excess scratches or gouges on your wooden floors.

Self - stick felt floor protectors are essential under all furniture to minimize scratches on the finished floor.

Protective mats under roller chairs are recommended to ensure the finish on your new wooden flooring in Perth is protected.

Cleaning your ECOfusion bamboo floor

For factory finished (pre-finished) ECOfusion floors:

  • Dry mopping - Please use a flat head mop with fibre attachments that can be taken out for washing.
  • Damp Mopping - Please ensure that the mop is damp and NOT wet, when mopping is required. Heavy usage of water in mopping will cause severe damage to the floorboards.
  • Cleaners - Use ECOfusion Flooring cleaners or a recommended floor cleaner available at your local retail flooring store. Always check and discuss with your sales advisor before purchasing.

For job site (sand and polished) ECOfusion floors:

  • Dry mopping - Please use a flat head mop with fibre attachments that can be taken out for washing.
  • Damp Mopping - Please ensure that the mop is damp and NOT wet, when mopping is required. Heavy usage of water in mopping will cause severe damage to the floorboards.
  • Cleaners - Use ECOfusionFlooring cleaners or a recommended floor cleaner available at your local retail flooring store. Always check and discuss with your sales advisor before purchasing.

Please note that no cleaners are to be used on a newly coated floor for 30 days after the final coat has been applied.

Spills are to be wiped up immediately. Use a dry or slightly dampened cloth and follow with ECOfusion Flooring's or a generic hardwood cleaning product.

Damaged finishes occur when the floor begins to lose its lustre. You should contact ECOfusion Flooring or a professional floor sander to refinish your floor and/or replace your damaged floorboards (where possible) to restore it to its original beauty.

Please avoid walking on your floor with cleats or high heels in disrepair. This can scratch the finish, or even dent your floor.

ECOfusionFlooring does NOT recommend:

  • The usage of steam cleaners / mops on the ECOfusion bamboo floors.
  • Wet mopping on ECOfusion bamboo floors.
  • The use of wax, oil soap, or other household cleaners.
  • Using throw rugs with rubber or vinyl backing without checking to determine if they will affect your floors' finish. Some materials in the backing can react with certain floor finishes, discolouring or causing the finish to become dull.
  • Sand, dirt or grit built up. This may cause scratches in the finish.

For optimal protection and maintenance of your new ECOfusion bamboo floor or wooden flooring in Perth please follow the above guide promptly. Using improper cleaners, not following ECOfusion maintenance guide, or failure to seek advice may void the warranty. If in doubt, please contact ECOfusion Flooring on (08) 9256 2255 or email info@ecofusionflooring.com.au.

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