One of the most common questions about bamboo floor panels is its color, which gradually fades or changes over time. This will depend on the type of bamboo floor you have and the amount of sunlight it gets. If your bamboo floor is natural bamboo and lighter in color, they will turn black. Carbonized bamboo has been blackened under high temperature and pressure, but it will fade and become lighter. In some cases, bamboo floors can even turn yellow.
The less sunlight on the bamboo floor, the less its color changes or fades. There will still be some changes that you cannot completely avoid, but you can mitigate the damage. When buying bamboo floor panels, be sure to buy UV-resistant wooden boards. You can also close the curtains when the sun is strongest, or put some carpets to prevent fading, which will protect the bamboo floor. What's more, it is important to choose reliable bamboo flooring companies.
If you maintain it regularly, a bamboo floor can be used for 20 years or more. In order to minimize dust and debris, use a soft brush, broom or microfiber mop to clean the bamboo floor every day. Clean the floor with a pH-neutral wood floor cleaner or floor product every week. You can also mop the floor with water, but be careful not to use too much, and wring out the mop head to make it slightly damp. Never use steam cleaners on bamboo floors. To avoid oil stains on the bamboo, do not use wax, oil, polish or anything abrasive or acidic, as they may further damage the bamboo floor.
With repeated use, some damage and overall wear will inevitably occur. Every few years, you can sand and reprocess the bamboo to remove dents and scratches and restore any worn-out areas. After sanding, apply a new layer of paint on the bamboo floor to make it look as good as new.