Concrete Floor

Maintaining your polished concrete flooring will ensure your home or business continues to look its best. The amount of traffic your floor receives will determine how often maintenance is needed. If you have questions about maintaining your concrete flooring, call PolishedCrete to speak with an experienced concrete professional.

Dust Mopping

As soil is ground into a concrete floor, it abrades the polished surface and quickly causes it to dull. Dust mopping your concrete floor daily will prevent the buildup of dirt, dust, and other debris from reducing its sheen. Use a soft microfiber dust mop to remove dirt and dust without scratching the surface of your concrete.

Wet Mopping

Wet mopping your concrete floor with water leaves most dirt behind. Instead, wet mop with a floor cleaner designed to suspend dust and dirt so it can be more easily removed. Make sure to choose a cleaner that is neutral rather than acidic. Overuse of acidic cleaners will cause the polished surface of your floor to deteriorate. Let the cleaning solution remain on the floor for a few moments instead of removing it immediately to ensure effective removal of dirt. However, never allow the cleaning solution to dry on your floor. Cleaner that has dried onto the floor could cause permanent damage to the polished surface.

Stain Removal

Whenever possible, address any spills on your concrete floor as soon as possible to prevent staining. Concrete is a porous material and stains that are allowed to remain on the surface will slowly penetrate deeper into the floor. Wash away stains immediately with a mild soap and warm water. If you do experience a lasting stain, you will need the help of a chemical or cleaner to remove them.

A properly polished concrete floor will outlast other common types of flooring many times over. If you’d like to learn more about the advantages of polished concrete, call the experts at PolishedCrete of San Francisco at 855-879-7654. You can find more concrete information and maintenance tips by clicking through the information on our website.