How to maintain polished concrete floors
Written: October 24, 2018
You just got the concrete floors of your dreams installed. You love your new concrete floors. You want to keep them looking like new as the day they were installed. Thankfully there is not all that goes into keeping your concrete floor from looking like new.
Polished concrete flooring is easy to maintain when compared to other flooring options. Other flooring options like wood floors need constant waxing, polishing and yearly deep cleaning.
At Custom Concrete Creations, we specialized in installing polished concrete creations floorings. We know the work that it takes to install concrete flooring. We want to keep the floorings we installed for you worth the money and time you invested. It is recommended to have your concrete floors resealed every two to three years to keep them long lasting. Let us share a few tips to keep your polished concrete floors looking like new.
Clean up after any spill.
An easy way to prevent stains from covering your brand new polished concrete flooring, is cleaning up after a spill. You could be having your morning cup of coffee when you loosen your grip and you end up dropping your mug on the concrete flooring. Leaving a spill like coffee on your concrete flooring could leave a horrible stain. We recommend you quickly grab a clean paper towel to soak up anything before it gets soaked into the floor. Then go over the spill again with a wet paper towel to remove any excess coffee.
Use a microfiber.
If you have any kind of animal or a lot of traffic in and out of your home, you will want to consider using a microfiber. You will likely want to clean your concrete flooring everyday to prevent any dirt or debris from gathering on your floors. You could sweep once a day after the traffic in your home has settled down.
Mop, mop, mop
Polished concrete creations are easy to keep clean but it’s important to maintain them. Mopping weekly with clean water can help tackle the dirt that can build up! You will want to mop your concrete flooring in sections to get the dirt off.
Use only pH neutral materials.
Do not use any cleaning materials that use ammonia, bleach or vinegar. PH neutral materials will maintain your clean floor without deteriorating the concrete. You want to stay away from any cleaners that contain bleach or ammonia. Using harsh cleaners that contain bleach or ammonia will break down and discolor your concrete.
Schedule a resealing every two years!
One important way to keep your polished concrete flooring looking like new, is having it resealed every couple of years. This process can ensure your concrete is not trapping any water that could crack your concrete. f you do happen to find any cracks we also provide a rejointing service. We can patch up and fix any cracks before they create a huge problem.
If you can keep up with these tasks you will have one of the best polished concrete creations in your whole neighborhood. You want to keep concrete flooring lasting for many more years to come. We hope you will incorporate these cleaning concrete tips. Remember that you can have us come to reseal your concrete flooring for your next maintenance.
Custom Concrete Creations is chosen to help facilitate projects because we are the preferred custom concrete floor company, not only in Omaha, but for the greater Midwest region. No project is too big or too small for our team of seasoned experts who use state-of-the-art equipment on each and every project. We help you achieve the look of your dreams and do not consider the job done until you are happy with the results. So give us a call or contact us for your custom concrete needs today!