How to Maintain A Polished Concrete Floor
Make your polished concrete shine.
Any warehouse owner knows that polished concrete is the premier flooring solution for any space that has to withstand a lot of stress. Polished concrete is an easy way to upgrade strong concrete floors. It involves adding a strong, non-slip and sanitary resin topcoat, guaranteeing you a floor that will last a lifetime. Despite these strong traits, there are still easy regular maintenance practices that should be followed to ensure your floor keeps its shine, and is sanitary, for years to come. This article will help guide you through some of the best practices for owning and maintaining a polished concrete floor.
Best Practices: Maintaining a Polished Concrete Floor
1: Perform Regular Cleanings
Regular, thorough cleanings of your floors are essential to keeping it strong and sanitary in the long term. Dirt, irritants and more may scratch your floors and become safety hazards if left alone. Luckily, polished concrete is easy to clean! You can use an industrial floor cleaner, or just a simple soft broom and mop with some simple non-abrasive, gentle cleaning solutions and water.
For a gentle, effective cleaning solution, the Xtreme Clean Concrete Cleaner will help make your floors sanitary and sleek with no risk of damage.
2: Guard Your Floor From Damage
Polished concrete is most often found in heavy industrial settings, so wear-and-tear from heavy stress is inevitable. Whenever possible, both for safety reasons and for your floors' sleek finish, avoid moving any heavy equipment or product on your floor by dragging it. Dragging is an easy way to introduce cracks, chips and more that risks the integrity of your floor.
Protecting your concrete floor as a primary practice is an easy way to reduce how often you need to patch and repair, or perform more exhaustive cleanings. Some easy ways to protect your floor include placing mats and rugs at entryways to reduce dust and dirt exposure. You should also avoid any sharp objects that could potentially chip, scratch, or cause worse damage to your concrete.
3: Be Quick to Patch & Repair
It's impossible to prevent all damage that might come to your polished concrete floor over a long period of time. Even if it's just simple chips and cracks over time, it's essential to repair them as soon as you see them. A small crack can expand over time as you continue to use your floors. From touch up kits for smaller chips, to industrial-grade patch and repair solutions, you can learn to repair your floors for yourself. If there is extensive damage, it may be worth consulting a professional to help guarantee it's done right.
Using the right resources for your polished concrete repairs is essential. Solutions like EasyCove's Joint Sealer, to the XPS line of Urethane Fast Cure Crack Filler, to the Thixofix Concrete Repair solution solutions, you're really spoiled for choice.
These solutions are all built for slightly different uses, with different chemical properties. Be sure to research what you need for your floors before buying! If you need help with this process, you can consult with our specialists at the phone number at the bottom of the page.
Learn How to Install Polished Concrete Floors
The easiest way to prevent having to perform unnecessary maintenance for you, or your clients, is by installing their floors right the first time. Upgrade your flooring installation services by training with us at our Polished Concrete University program and getting certified to install durable concrete floors. Through our 5 day course, you'll work hands-on with experienced flooring professionals on fundamental flooring skills. During the program, we'll cover:
1. How to install a Polished Concrete floor
2. How to perform Patch & Repair on Concrete Floors
3. How to use a Concrete Grinder
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Concrete doesn't have to just be strong and durable; with polished concrete, it can be sleek and beautiful, too. When you follow the tips in this guide and treat your floors with care, you can guarantee that your floors will not only be strong, but they'll look stunning for years to come.
If you have any other questions regarding DIY Patch & Repair, or you're a flooring contractor installing polished concrete, you can contact our technicians at (954) 228-8856 with any questions or concerns. We want to help you succeed from start to finish. For resources, our EpoxyETC store carries anything you'll need to successfully install polished concrete at competitive prices.