How To Care For Your Polished Concrete Floors – Maintenance & Cleaning
If you have recently installed polished concrete floors at your business, your home garage or kitchen, chances are you have already noticed the many benefits of this type of flooring. When it comes down to durability and value for money, polished concrete is a great choice and does not require excessive maintenance.
Advantages with polished concrete
Durability and resistance to staining are some of biggest reasons to consider a polished concrete floor. By mechanically polishing a concrete floor the surface will be effectively sealed, making it very difficult for grease, oil or other contaminants to penetrate and get into the pores of the concrete.
But, did you know that a polished concrete floor option is also one of the easiest to care for and maintain, and requires no waxing or sealing? With proper care, a polished concrete floor will not fade or discolour and will last you for decades to come.
By following our easy guide, you will learn how to not only extend the service life of your flooring system, but how to also ensure your floors maintain their rich, vibrant finish.
How to weekly clean polished concrete
Like with other flooring solutions, you will have to give the floors a general clean once a week for best result, or as often as required. High traffic areas of the floor usually need more attention. The best product to keep your polished concrete in good condition is a ph neutral cleaner followed by clean water. Using only water will leave much of the dirt on the floor where it will eventually abrade and discolor the surface.
If you don’t want to use water in every clean, you can instead use a microfiber mop to get rid of any dust or dirt. Remember, soils act as an abrasive and can ruin the clarity and shine of polished concrete, so it’s important to give the floor surface a rigorous go-over every so often.
How to maintain my polished concrete floors
It’s not unusual for many conventional flooring systems to start to chip or crack within only a few years of use. Because the process of concrete polishing involves taking an already durable but porous material and then reduce the porosity of it, polished concrete lasts significantly longer than conventional concrete flooring systems.
With professional concrete flooring installation, regular maintenance and occasional deep cleaning, a polished concrete flooring system can last 20 years or more. To ensure its longevity, you will need to reseal the grind and seal every 2-10 years, depending on the quality of sealer you have selected. If left too long you will need to have the floor re-grinded and sealed again. For mechanically polished concrete solutions you generally only have to reapply the protective sealer every 10 years.
Psst: If you have any cleaning or maintenance worries, our flooring experts can work to develop a customised care and maintenance plan for any system we install.
Polished concrete floors in the Brisbane & Gold Coast area
With the right polished concrete floor supplier and installer, combine with a proper maintenance plan, polished concrete floors can last for two decades or more. Whether concrete or epoxy, industrial flooring systems last longer when they’re provided and installed by experts. If you are looking for a durable and easy-to-maintain flooring solution, contact Signature Substrates.
Call Queensland's Concrete Floor Professionals on 0423 080 270 or send an enquiry to schedule an assessment and take the first step.