When you want to have a wood floor, there are all kinds of options out there. You may decide to go with bamboo. Bamboo can be more environmentally friendly since it can grow back and replenish itself really quickly. If you are thinking about getting bamboo flooring then you may want to know how to take care of it before you make your final decision. This way you have all the information you need in order to make a fully informed decision.
Just because you can't see a lot of sand, grit, or dirt on your floor doesn't mean that you can get away with not cleaning your floor. All those little bits of sand and grit are going to act like sandpaper and cause you to have a lot of little scratches all over the floor--which will make the floor look bad. So, make sure that you use a broom or vacuum on it regularly. If you are going to use a vacuum then make sure that it has a hardwood floor setting. On those settings, the beater bar generally doesn't spin. This will make sure that the beater brush doesn't shove all that dirt and grit around and cause it to scratch the floor more. The suction should be strong enough to make sure that all the bits of dirt and grit are sucked up.
Another thing that can be done to maintain bamboo floors is to not wear shoes in the house, especially if they have hard soles. The hard soles of any shoe can leave dents and dings on the floor, and wearing any shoe can help to grind dirt into your floors. As your floor starts to get damaged, more and more damage will show up because it will compound on what's already there. Not only will keeping your shoes off help to keep your floor less damaged, it will also help to keep your floors cleaner, overall, since you won't be carrying all the dirt that you carry in on your shoes all through your house. You won't have to mop or clean the carpets as often.
If you are thinking about hardwood flooring, there are all kinds of things that you can choose from. Bamboo is one material that has become more and more popular, for a myriad of reasons. If you are going to get bamboo flooring, make sure you know how to take care of it.