I have bamboo floors, how do I keep foot/shoe prints from showing?

by Aliyanna
I only use the product (Bellawood) that the floor company recommended. I sweep & clean daily because of the foot prints & shoes etc.
i have bamboo floors how do i keep foot shoe prints from showing
Floors only a year & 3 months old.
  11 answers
  • That is one of the things most sales people do not tell you about bampoo flooring. Some of the slightly lesser quality floors are soft and dent easily. There is nothing to do about it. When it gets a little older and drier it might not be as bad, but that is not a guarantee. Here is a link for you.


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    • So welcome. Sorry, It is not the greatest news. They do look beautiful and I hear you about cleaning though. Just relax and do it once a day and make your life easier, I guarantee no one notices as much as you do. We all live and learn.

  • Sharon Sharon on Aug 02, 2017

    I have laminate floors and I have found the best thing to use to make them streak free and it might work for Bamboo. Fill a spray bottle half water, half vinegar. Use a Swiffer mop head with a damp microfiber cloth on it.

  • Sharon Sharon on Aug 02, 2017

    I use Bona the recommended wood/bamboo cleaner with a large swiffer-like mop with a felt pad. Got it at Lumber Liquidators.

  • Susan K Mullins Susan K Mullins on Aug 03, 2017

    I go over my floors with a homemade solution of three parts warm water to one part vinegar.

  • Aliyanna Aliyanna on Aug 03, 2017

    Thank you! I haven't tried Bona. The Lumber Liquidator store where I bought our flooring uses Bellawood product and as a gift we received the stiffer-like mop. I will try Bona and see if there is a difference.

  • Aliyanna Aliyanna on Aug 03, 2017

     I'm going to try the water/vinegar solution for sure.

  • 18579179 18579179 on Aug 07, 2017

    Vinegar is acidic and isn't recommended to clean your Bamboo floors. It will eventually, if not immediately, harm the finish. Ammonia-free windex works wonders with a dry swimmer mop for any flooring. It will clean really well, and won't damage the finish in any way, even if you use it every day.


  • Aliyanna Aliyanna on Aug 07, 2017

    Reminds me of My Big Fat Greek Wedding where the father used window on everything. I guess it really works on everything.  Thank you for coming to my rescue!!!

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Aug 07, 2017

    I use a product called Woodwise. Check out their website. Or it can be found on Amazon.

  • Juicy Juicy on Jul 06, 2020

    rejuvenate from Home depot work with cleaning up the mess. But to keep the prints off the floor we just decided to wear flip flops inside, trust me we tried everything. I read about bambrite, but it's only sold on amazon. My husband and daughter bother have sweaty feet so I had to do something. Also be careful with the solution you use on your tile floors that can track to your bamboo floor. I was using fabuloso on my tile floor and I notice the prints on my bamboo floor was getting worst, because the chemical was being tracked on the bamboo wood.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Jun 30, 2021

    Change chemical you are washing your floor with