Bamboo has become a boom product during the past few years after it was once given scant regard in the western world. While most wouldn't consider decorating an entire room with bamboo products, it's appeal lays in it's ability to lighten up a room or give it a touch of the exotics. While bamboo furniture is often referred to as sturdy and indestructible not much attention is paid on how to clean and maintain it.In this article, we'll give you some handy tips on how to care for bamboo furniture ensuring it gives you long lasting service.Bamboo Furniture - How To Clean ItBamboo is basically like any other hardwood when it comes to cleaning it. It can be polished, waxed and painted and of course dusted. However, wetting the furniture excessively is not recommended and can cause irreparable damage. Here are some cleaning tips for bamboo furniture:1. Dusting on a regular basis avoids possible scratching of the furniture. Use a small dust brush or cloth and simply wipe over the surface removing dust particles. It's recommended you do this at least once a week.2. Avoid spilling foreign substances onto your furniture. If you happen to have an accident or a spillage, clean it immediately because this will prevent possible permanent staining.3. Use a soft cloth or sponge soaked in soap water. Avoid using detergents which contain abrasive chemicals as this can damage the surface of the bamboo furniture.4. Contrary to popular belief, bamboo is not really suited to the outside elements and in a furniture state, it can quickly be damaged. Under no circumstances leave in in open sun or exposed to direct rain.5. At least once a year, do a major clean. This involves vacuuming off the dust which may deposit in crevices. Wipe over with a damp sponge immersed in soapy water. Never use harsh, corrosive detergent solutions. Also
, avoid hosing your furniture. You may even consider a light coat of polish or wax. Always wait until the surface of your bamboo furniture has dried before attempting to sit in it.