Is Bamboo Waterproof?

Bamboo is a grass, therefore more water repellent than wood, but it is not completely waterproof. Once treated, it will increase the amount of water resistance but will never be completely waterproof.

Unknown to most, Bamboo is not completely waterproof, it has natural layers of protection that some hardwoods don't. This means that its a strong alternative for flooring, furniture or accessories in higher moisture areas. 

Sealing your Bamboo products is the greatest way to increase its water resistance, but here are some tips below on how else to tackle this.


Bamboo Flooring

Preventing water damage to your bamboo floor is often a case of trying your best to keep water exposure limited. Here are some helpful tips:

  • Avoid spilling water or liquids on your bamboo floor
  • Place door mats at entrance doors to collect any water from outside when entering the room
  • Act quickly and clean away spills immediately using an dry, absorbent cloth
  • Do not walk on your bamboo floor with outdoor footwear (if it is wet outside)
  • Do not install bamboo flooring in a wetroom scenario


Bamboo Furniture and Accessories

  • Avoid prolonged exposue to liquids, if you have outdoor bamboo furniture, bring these inside if it is raining or extremely humid
  • Make sure you're buying pre-treated, quality Bamboo products, like those on our website. You can do this by doing research on the origin and the retailer
  • Clean and dust regularly to avoid bacteria 


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