Polished concrete floors are a popular flooring option for commercial and residential buildings. It doesn’t require waxing or stripping which makes it a very low maintenance option. It is also highly resistant to contaminant and damage which prolongs the life of the floor. However, there are some things you need to know about maintaining the floor.
A polished concrete floor is achieved by concrete grinding. Not only is it durable and easy to maintain, the floor brings with it a humble beauty and classic style to a space. It has an inherent simplicity and minimalistic charm to it. You can use a microfiber pad when you’re cleaning the floor. It will make it easier for you to clear away the dust. If you’re washing the floor with water, make sure that you use clean mops and clean water in the process. You don’t need any fancy cleaning materials to do the job.
Epoxy flooring is another way to achieve the shiny finish of a concrete floor. And just like for polished concrete, a simple mopping with whatever household cleaning material you have is enough to clean it. Try not to use too many chemicals on the surface. The properties of the floor are such that it doesn’t need heavy-duty cleaning agents. Regular sweeping also helps to keep dust off the surface. If the polished concrete floor is installed in a heavy traffic area, you can expect it to be exposed a considerable amount of dirt and dust. You can then use a neutral floor cleaner when you wet mop the floor to get the dirt off the floor easily. A pH neutral cleaner is more than enough to clean the floor. Don’t use citrus cleaner, ammonia, vinegar or bleach.
If you notice any stains or spills on the surface, take care of it immediately. And you spend some time when using a cleaner to make sure you remove all traces of dirt from the floor. It can be especially hard to remove grease so it may take some time. You can systematically clean a floor that is by starting from one part of the floor and proceeding to the next area like in a sequence. This will make simplify the process and you will not have to step in the area that you just cleaned. It will greatly convenience you if you divide the floor into smaller areas and gradually clean it. Try not to let the cleaning agent dry as you might have to put more effort into removing it. This is why it’s easier to finish up one area completely and move onto the next. You can polish the floor again after a couple of years to bring back the shine.