Cane Furniture: Keep your Bamboo Set Clean and In Tip-top Condition

Bamboo furniture is an excellent choice when it comes to decorating your home. If you have just moved into your new home and you want to go with the less than traditional and relatively less costly alternative, why not go bamboo?

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The biggest reason why people prefer other types of furniture from bamboo is that many people think bamboo is hard to clean. Considering the material itself, it is easy to see why people in general would arrive at such a conclusion. One thing that people need to understand is that cleaning bamboo is not all that different from cleaning other hardwood furniture. It needs polishing, waxing, painting or dusting. Bamboo, though, is extra susceptible to water damage—so remember not to expose it to rain or the elements. By keeping that in mind, then you can be sure that the savings you spent on acquiring these furniture would not go to waste.

Here are a few easy-to-follow tips on how to properly clean and care for your precious bamboo furniture:

Dust them once a week.


Be sure to dust your bamboo furniture once a week. A small dust brush would be the ideal thing to use to properly rid your furniture of dust particles, but a small cloth would also suffice. Be sure to wipe carefully in order to avoid scratching the bamboo.

Be vigilant in preventing spillage.

As mentioned, bamboo is kind of sensitive. Take extra care in making sure that substances of any kind do not get into the bamboo. In the event of spillage, be sure to wipe the furniture immediately.

No chemicals, please.

If you ever want to do some more thorough cleaning, choose a sponge or a cloth that has been soaked in soapy water instead of detergent or other abrasive chemicals. This is to ensure the quality of your furniture and its longer lifespan.

Keep it indoors.

This may surprise you, considering that bamboo comes from a tree, but bamboo furniture should not be used outdoors. Exposure to rain will bring about the aforementioned water damage, and prolonged direct exposure to sunlight greatly affects the wood’s quality. If you want your bamboo furniture to last longer or retain its quality for a long period of time, be sure to keep it inside your home.

Clean it thoroughly once a week.

Set aside some time devoted to cleaning all of your bamboo furniture at least once a year. By thorough, this means you are going to be going through every nook and cranny of your bamboo furniture with cloths, vacuum cleaners, damp sponges, the works. It would also be great if you coated the furniture with wax or polish to give it that wonderful sheen. Remember, you only need to do this once a year, so go all out.

If you are able to take care of them properly, bamboo furniture would be able to add a charming touch to your home for many, many years. So, if you are about to dip into your savings—or considering taking out a personal loan—for some home furnishings, strongly consider bamboo furniture. They are pretty to look at, and quite easy to maintain.

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