Caring For Decorative Concrete Floors

Decorative concrete is quickly becoming the top choice of many showrooms, restaurants, and retailers because of its affordability, strength and beauty. With decorative concrete finishes and coatings, your organization can morph a dull concrete slab into a work of art while extending the lifespan of your flooring. Not only does this type of flooring offer many benefits, but it's also easy to care for when you keep the following tips in mind.

There are lots of different options when it comes to customization of your decorative concrete floors. You can match almost any aesthetic with a polished concrete floor because of the wide range of options available. There is stained concrete, which allows for your flooring to be tons of fun colors that can match your brand or your logo. 

If you are looking for a sleeker or more modern option, you could consider woodcrete, which is polished concrete that looks like hardwood flooring. If you want the look of hardwood planks, but don’t want to lose the durability of concrete floors then woodcrete is an excellent option. 

If you want to fully customize your concrete flooring, you can do an underlay with your logo. This means that your personal logo will be visible through the polished concrete, making it sleek, customized and unique to you and your company. All of these decorative concrete floors are great ways to make your space stand out and give off the feel and aesthetic your brand is looking to emit. Once you get your decorative concrete, it is important that you care for it properly in order to keep it looking its best. Here are some ways you can be sure that your polished concrete stays looking its best. 

Dry mop regularly

Use a microfiber pad on your mop to dust the floor daily. This will keep your floor looking its best and remove any dust particles. Soil and other particulates can act as an abrasive, dulling the shine and clarity of polished custom concrete if left unchecked. If you are using a wet mop, always use a clean mop and clean the water each time you mop.

Handle spills the right way

Cleaning up spills with the appropriate concrete floor solution for your flooring is recommended. The use of the wrong type of cleaner can have a negative impact on your floor. Using a cleaning solution that is too acidic, for instance, may damage a floor's surface. Try to take care of stains and spills as soon as you possibly can, as this will limit the chance of absorption into your floor's surface.

Be patient with the cleaning process

When you apply the concrete cleaning solution, make sure you give it enough time to break down grease, grime and other contaminants before you mop it up. Applying a cleaning agent and then mopping it off of the surface immediately is a common mistake many people make. This will not give you the best results because the cleaner won't have enough time to do its job properly. Always follow the directions for the cleaning solution you are using to ensure you are getting the most out of your cleaning product.

Custom Concrete Creations offers a variety of concrete solutions for your business, organization or facility. Contact us today to discover the perfect concrete flooring solution for your needs.