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Maintaining Concrete Floors

Posted on Monday, June 19, 2017, by Busenbark Flooring

Concrete floors get a bad rap for no reason. The main complaint against them? They are hard to maintain. This reputation is unfounded. Concrete floors are easy to maintain. They can be easily cleaned too.

Concrete floors, unlike other floor technologies, have no grout lines. It means that you have nothing to worry when it comes to ugly stains. If you wish to make your concrete floor look beautiful for many years, you must take care of them. You must know a few facts to make such maintenance much easier.


The concrete floor can be worn away by dust particles. Sand is an enemy of concrete floors. It acts as an abrasive and takes away the floor's sheen and shine. The same bad effects are achieved by the usage of common cleaning liquids. Use a mild detergent and a microfiber cloth to get rid of dust particles. Water used should be clean. The mop must be clean too. You can be tempted to use only water-but do not do this, as the dust particles will remain as they are, thus causing damage to the floor.

Prior to beginning a wet mop, ensure that the dust can be removed with a soft pad. Cleaning regularity mostly depends on traffic subjected to the floor. It follows that regular cleaning must be done on high traffic floors. This amounts to a minimum of once every day.

Do understand that concrete is porous. Stains get absorbed extremely quickly. Ensure that the stains are swiftly washed off. Do this even if the floor was previously subjected to coating and sealing. Do not leave water on the floor for drying. When you wet mop, ensure that the process is done in smaller places. Ensure that one place is 100 percent dry before you move to another place.

Coating and sealing

Contractors use sealants to complete concrete flooring jobs. The concrete quickly absorbs the moisture. This exposes the surface to the hostile weather under different climatic conditions. The floor will endure the freeze-thaw cycle. You must take steps to protect the floor from expansion during summer and contracting during winter. This is the reason coating is applied on to the concrete floor and then sealed. The sealant also prevent dust particles and stains from making that floor look unattractive. Abrasions are caused by sand and an assortment of dust particles. Sealants are applied only after the concrete gets completely settled.



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