Cleaning Errors to Avoid
Polished concrete floors are a great type of floor that will not only look great but will last for many years. In fact, more and more businesses are opting for this safe, efficient, and high-quality type of flooring. The secret to ensuring polished concrete floors shine for years and years is to look after them properly. Unfortunately, a lot of businesses make the mistake of thinking that this floor will look great without much effort. Although they are extremely durable and long-lasting, it’s important to maintain them properly and avoid these cleaning mistakes.
Mistake #1: Not having a good maintenance plan.
Quite simply, having no maintenance plan will speed up the deterioration of your flooring. Fortunately, it’s not hard to maintain polished concrete floors or develop a plan! A good plan should have an everyday task as well as a monthly one, especially for stores with high-traffic areas. Everyday tasks should include sweeping and mopping, while monthly tasks should involve a more thorough cleaning.
Mistake #2: Ignoring heavy traffic areas.
There are going to spots in your flooring that will have a higher concentration of activity. A good example of these spots are entrances and exits where foot traffic is much heavier. Over time, you may notice that these spots look worse for wear than any other section of the store. Paying close attention to these areas are going to help your floors look even and clean.
Mistake #3: Not using the appropriate cleaning materials.
Yes, your concrete floor is tough, but harsh chemicals will impact it more than you may think. Cleaners with a high acid content will affect the top concrete layer and dim the shine of the flooring. It’s best to opt for a neutral-pH cleaning and use fresh water when mopping. Instead of using a hard-bristle brush for sweeping, opt for a microfiber pad which will not scratch the concrete.
All Stone Restoration can restore your concrete floor or add in a new, sparkling one. Whether you need help deciding on the finish or material, contact us today for your free on-site advise and estimate. We look forward to hearing from you.