One of the most important parts of gardening is determining the layout and concept of how you would want your garden to look like. For a concept like Zen, nothing beats a well laid out bamboo flooring.

Most people would think that laying out or installing their own garden bamboo flooring is a difficult task. What they are not aware of is that with proper instructions and a little bit of creativity, it will be a piece of cake.

1. The first thing to do is to carefully choose the quality of wood or bamboo that you plan to use in the garden. Normally, each piece of wood should be inspected properly to see if there are any damages or if there are insects burrowing through the wood tiles.

2. Before you start buying bamboo tiles, it is a must to take the right measurements. You do not want to waste money and other resources buying things that you do not need or having too much material for your project.

3. Once you have all your bamboo tiles ready, allow them to mature. The tiles should be able to adapt to the weather conditions in your garden. To do this, you have to lay your tiles out on your yard or porch for several days.

4. Make sure that you buy materials that are perfect for the surface that you will glue your tiles on. If you will be using cement, the best thing to do is to get a nice

cement glue. Sometimes, foam can be laid down before you apply your bamboo tiles.

5. Clean the surface where you will install the flooring. This way, you can avoid issues with regard to application. If the surface is not clean enough, chances are the tiles would come off sooner than you think.

6. Wooden or rubber mallets would be your best friend when it comes to installing the bamboo flooring. The mallets will help secure and push the tiles onto the glue more.

Caring for your bamboo flooring is not very difficult. The best way to take care of it is to refrain from using wet mops to clean them. The water will eventually seep through the cracks and will accumulate moisture. This will start mold formation and insect infestation. Use dry cloth and wax specific for bamboo tiles to keep them water proof.

Use cleaning products that are especially made for bamboo floors. This way you can make sure that the cleaning solution will not cause any damage and affect the shine of your bamboo flooring.

You can also sweep your bamboo flooring regularly using brooms or brushes with soft bristles. Soft brooms would ensure that you will not end up scratching the surface of the flooring. Tread with utmost caution, high heeled shoes as well as shoes with hard heels or soles can easily cause dents and deep scratches on the floor.

Another way to maintain bamboo flooring is to place rubber pads under the legs of your chairs, tables and other lawn furniture. Potted plants should have support or pans to hold the moisture in and keep the water from over flowing. Make sure that you empty out the pans to keep the area clean and free from water marks.

Never drag furniture and appliances across the floor. In case you need to move and rearrange your furniture or heavy appliance, you can place a thick rug or carpet to prevent drag marks. Try not to change furniture positions frequently just to be sure.

You can also use rags or mats that are non abrasive to make sure that it’s protected from dust, water and soil. Potted plants should have trays underneath to keep the water from seeping through the flooring.

You can also use rags or mats that are non abrasive to make sure that it’s protected from dust, water and soil. Potted plants should have trays underneath to keep the water from seeping through the flooring.

In the end, bamboo flooring can be considered as one of the best alternatives to wooden floors. The bamboo flooring is easier to clean, very hygienic and even durable as long as you maintain it well. Another bonus is that it is eco-friendly and would blend well in your Asian inspired garden.

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