How do I prevent film buildup on bamboo floors?


I have the same issue. I have bamboo floors from Lumber liquidators. Their cleaner streaked and I have used the Bissell Crossover with their wood floor cleaner and it has worked well but suddenly I'm getting a film that comes up a day or so after using and tracks footprints, etc. Bono streaked terribly and I'm at a loss what do. Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Sep 05, 2019

    Hi Lynne,

    Here's some information about cleaning bamboo floors. I don't use the cleaners that you have so I don't know why there is a buildup but it might be something that is in them. Check out this article to see if you can glean any tips. Wishing you the best.

  • Cindy Cindy on Sep 05, 2019

    Hi Lynne. I'm Cindy. I did a bit of reading so that I could answer your DIY question properly. This is what I learned: To keep your bamboo floors looking new, sweep daily with a soft-bristle broom. Mop them once a week with wood soap or hardwood-rated cleaner. You should also vacuum the floors once a week using a felt head attachment. If you want to make your own cleaner, you could mix a quarter-cup of white vinegar into a quart of water. This mixture will allow you to clean the surface of your bamboo floors safely. Good luck Lynne.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 06, 2019

    Hello Lynn,

    to see if that solves the problem. Could be reside from other Try giving it a wash over with water with a drop of W/Up liquid added. Could be residue from other methods

  • Judy Jarvos Judy Jarvos on Sep 07, 2019

    You have to use something with ammonia in it to cut the build up. The buildup is a combo of product and chemicals in the water itself. This sounds ridiculous but winded has ammonia in it. Add to your water or a small bit of household ammonia works as well

    • Lynne Lynne on Sep 07, 2019

      Do you use just Windex and water to cut the build up? I wondered abt Dawn and/or white vinegar

  • Judy Jarvos Judy Jarvos on Sep 07, 2019

    Windex to your water

  • Judy Jarvos Judy Jarvos on Sep 07, 2019

    Just windex

  • Judy Jarvos Judy Jarvos on Sep 07, 2019

    I just put some in, half a cup to a gallon maybe

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