Many business and restaurant owners are looking for ways to create a space that is nice and durable, but still inside their budget. A great option for these needs is a polished concrete floor. Polished concrete flooring has many different aesthetics, designs and colors to choose from. You can have neutral polished concrete, stained, an underlay of your logo or even woodcrete. This allows businesses, especially restaurants, to perfectly match your aesthetic without compromising durability.
At Custom Concrete Creations, we understand how important your concrete flooring investment is. Although concrete flooring is one of the most durable options on the market, high foot traffic will bring some common wear and tear. In order to be sure that you keep it in the best shape possible, here are three maintenance tips that will help keep your polished concrete floors looking brand new!
The best way to protect your flooring is to coat the floor with some sort of sealant. Industrial concrete floors require far less maintenance than decorative floors. However, you should still apply either a topical guard or sealer when you first install the floor. By doing so, you will help keep that polished look within your floors, and also prevent any scratching or cracking from occurring.
Clean the floor daily. Although industrial concrete floors require less heavy-duty maintenance than their decorative counterparts, that doesn't mean they don't require any care at all. For the most part, you'll need to care for your concrete floor through daily cleaning tasks, such as:
- Dust mopping (to remove abrasive grit and grime)
- Wet mopping (to remove dirt and keep the floor smooth and shiny)
- Cleaning up spills as they occur (to prevent them from drying on the floor and seeping into the surface)
Fill in cracks immediately. It's inevitable - at some point in your concrete floor's life, it's going to develop a crack or two. It is important to fix these cracks immediately in order to prevent further damage from occurring. The best way to go about fixing cracks in your concrete is to contact your installer. Typically what will happen is that the area will first be cleaned around the crack using the steps mentioned above. Then, it will be filled in using a mortar and topped off with a sealant.
Choosing polished concrete for your restaurant flooring solution not only looks good but with proper care and maintenance can last a very long time. Use these tips for your polished concrete creations within your commercial space.
Our team at Custom Concrete Creations knows exactly how to take care of all of your polished concrete needs. If you run into an issue with your concrete floors or would like to learn more about what we do, contact us today!