Keeping Concrete Floors Looking Polished
Tips for Maintaining Polished Concrete Floors
Dazzling floors are a hallmark of any home or business. But keeping them in top condition is not always easy if you don’t know what to do. With the right care and attention, your concrete floor can last up to ten years before needing repairs! Keep that glossy finish with regular maintenance like buffing, sealing, and polishing every year for maximum beauty – it’s worth all the effort when people comment on how great they look!
If you want your concrete floors to last for a long time and look great, there are some important steps that will need to be taken. Neglect or carelessness can void the warranty on freshly polished floors but cause unsightly damage as well. Luckily taking care of your surfaces doesn’t have to be tedious- it just takes some planning and effort! And don’t worry – once we get started maintenance won’t take up too much of your time either.
The Three Most Important Ways to Care for Polished Concrete Floors?
Establish a Regular Maintenance Schedule
The most effective way to clean your polished concrete floors is by establishing a schedule that takes into account the amount of traffic it receives. If you have very high volumes, you may want to set up an evening and morning cleaning cycle so as not to miss any deep stains or dirt buildup. Regularly maintaining the finish on these types of surfaces will ensure they are looking their best for years down the line because dust particles can rub off in just hours if left unchecked!
Use the Right Tools and Products to Protect the Finish
Cleaning regularly is important, but no amount of cleaning effort will be enough if you’re not using the right tools and equipment. Good quality surfaces are durable in some ways but more vulnerable to others. There are two methods for keeping up a polished concrete floor: manual cleaning or the use of automatic cleaners (preferred). No matter how diligent your efforts may seem, it’s vital that precautions need to be taken so your finish doesn’t get damaged from either method.
Keeping your polished floor spotless is easier than you think. Sweep the entire surface to remove dust and debris, then drape a soft microfiber mop over it so that when liquid spills happen they can be quickly wiped up before any seeps into the porous material. A quick clean-up of these pesky stains will help protect your expensive floors from scratches or damage!
When it comes to keeping your floors clean, never use a pH neutral cleaner. If you do choose this type of product, make sure the dirt is suspended for easier removal and keep in mind that when cleaners dry on polished floor surfaces they can cause discolouration or create dull haze. Always work with smaller areas if possible so as not to spread any harmful particles around while mopping.
Cleaning with Automatic Equipment
Most floor scrubbers come with a variety of brushes to clean different types of floors. For polished concrete, which is susceptible to scratches and etching, make sure that the pads are soft and non-abrasive. Pads should also be changed regularly because bacteria can build up on them over time for more effective cleaning power! Scrubbing hard or abrasively will not only cause damage but dirty your polishing job even further than it already was when you started out. Standard cleaners vary in colour from light grey to dark brown depending on what type they’re made off – here’s an overview:
- White pads have a soft texture and work well for protecting high gloss floors.
- Soft beige pads can also be enough to prevent dulling of polished floors.
- Other options are not really a good fit, because they usually pose the risk of causing itching and scratches on the floor’s surface.
Avoid Using Damaging Substances
You should never apply wax to a polished concrete floor. There are more than a few reasons why it’s a bad idea, but some people still do it, causing irreversible damage to their floors.
There are a few things you need to know if you’re going to wax your wooden floors. First, even though we recommend it for protection and restoration purposes, the warranty will be voided by applying any type of sealant or coating on our flooring which is obviously not something that anyone would want because they may have to use this product sooner than later due in part from how quickly these products can build up over time.
Another important thing about using waxed wood floors is proper maintenance as well; never place tape directly onto the surface as removing them could damage both surfaces depending on what adhesive was used during installation – most likely leading towards dullness and discoloration when done repeatedly after each cleaning session.
Polished concrete flooring should always be protected from water for the first three days following installation so that sealers can properly cure. This provides a good start to avoid potential issues with your polished concrete and lasting protection.
Need Advice on Keeping your Concrete Polished, Call us Today?
The key to a polished concrete floor is the high-performance sealant that you choose. There are many types of sealants on the market, and it’s important to know which one will work best for your application. Contact our team at JLR Contracts today if you need help choosing or applying a durable, long-lasting product. We can also review any existing floors with you so we can recommend maintenance procedures going forward as well!