Ways To Repair Bamboo Flooring In Your House
Bamboo flooring gives you more than an interesting grain texture — as a fast-growing grass, it’s also a renewable building resource that’s eco-friendly. Bamboo flooring is strong and resilient, but you may find small areas that need attention. Follow these tips for some of the most common bamboo flooring repairs. Remove stains by applying a cleaner designed for floors finished with urethane. Scrub the area with a wood floor pad and reapply if necessary. Apply ice to sticky or waxy residue. Things like gum, candle wax or crayons can be removed by placing a plastic bag filled with ice over the area. The waxy substance will begin to harden and crumble for easy removal. Follow by cleaning with a product for a urethane finished floor. Purchase a scratch repair kit from the floor manufacturer or the retail outlet you used. Scratches are the most common damage for bamboo floors. Fill small, single scratches with a stain pen, wood putty or even a crayon that matches the finish of your floor. These easy tools can make small scratches disappear.
Repairing burns may be more difficult than the other common repairs for bamboo flooring. Purchase a repair kit specifically designed for burns, and be sure it is formulated for your finish and shade. These kits should repair light burns, but deeper burns may require the replacement of floor planks. Repair hollow spots or planks that pop by purchasing an adhesive kit. These kits will allow a small hole to be drilled into the plank. You then inject an adhesive compound that fills the space between the plank and the sub-floor. Fill small dents or drill holes for other repair with wood putty.