UPDATED: Caring For Decorative Concrete Floors

Decorative concrete is becoming a more and more popular flooring choice, especially for commercial buildings. Decorative concrete contains all of the same amazing characteristics as other concrete flooring options, however, offer a variety of style, color and design options as well. With decorative custom concrete coatings, businesses can add the style they want in their flooring, without having to sacrifice durability and longevity!

At Custom Concrete Creations, our team installs quality custom concrete coatings in a variety of different commercial buildings. Whether you own a restaurant, apartment complex, warehouse, auto shop or more, you can significantly benefit from concrete floors, and we are here to help. Below, we discuss how to care for decorative concrete floors to protect their look and help them last for many years!

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 possible, 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.

Use mats for added protection

Lastly, the main point of installing decorative concrete floors is to improve the look and feel of your building. When scratching or chipping occurs on the surface of your floors, your floors will start looking worse. However, by adding entranceway mats, as well as mats or rugs in high traffic areas, you can reduce the chances of scratches occurring. Entryway mats help keep foregn debris brought in from outside from damaging your flooring surface, and ultimately helps create more clean floors. 

There are lots of different options when it comes to customization of your decorative concrete floors. However, once you install decorative concrete, or new concrete floors in general, it’s important that you are properly taking care of them to help them look and perform great for many years. 

At Custom Concrete Creations, we can install custom concrete creations in commercial buildings of all types. Visit our website to learn more about our services.