Protecting your business’s flooring.
Polished concrete has only been around for slightly longer than two decades, and it has only become popular outside of public and commercial sectors in the past ten years. These polished concrete floors provide an attractive feature to homes and businesses alike. If properly looked after, they can last up to ten years or more before ever needing repairs. In reality, it takes little effort to clean and maintain polished concrete floors.
Regular cleaning will help to keep your polished concrete floor in top condition for years to come. Even so, specific cleaning measures must be taken when conditions warrant. The best way to maintain polished concrete floors is to take care of accidents immediately by wiping up liquids, semi-solids, and anything that may stain, etch, or crack the surface. Large pieces of debris should be removed promptly, as if they break into smaller pieces, they may scratch the floor.
A light dusting should be done at the end of every work day, and a mopping should be completed at a minimum of once per week. It is important to know that only neutral-pH cleaners should be used. Ammonia, bleach, vinegar, and other cleaners that are inherently alkaline or acidic could do more damage than good to the flooring.
Tips for Keeping Your Floor Clean
You can help to reduce the amount of cleaning required by following a few simple tips:
- Clean spills immediately after they occur, especially if they are acidic liquids or penetrating liquids, such as orange juice or oil.
- In high-traffic areas, place mats or rugs on the floor, especially at entryways to catch dirt before it reaches the concrete.
- Call a professional cleaner if you have any doubts or questions about the process.
Maintaining Polished Concrete Floors
Over time and wear, the floor may lose some of the original gloss. However, when this does happen, the gloss can be regained by cleaning the floor with a specialized polished and buffing the floor with a high-speed burnisher.
For the expert help that you need to decide which is best for your needs, visit the team at All Stone Restoration, serving Smithtown and neighboring cities in New York. From polished concrete to natural stone, we help your property look its best for many years to come!