Concrete floor polishing has become one of the most popular trends for both commercial and residential flooring. Unlike other types of flooring options, polished concrete does not require stripping or waxing, saving building owners a significant amount of money each year. Even so, polished concrete floors do require some maintenance in order to look their best. Following a regular schedule for concrete floor polishing can increase your floor’s longevity and beauty.
A microfiber pad is a good solution for cleaning polished concrete floors, as it will remove dirt particles that could ruin the clarity and shine of your flooring. It is also a good idea to give your concrete floors a wet wash using a mop and clean water. If you operate a commercial facility, an automatic floor scrubber may be a good option.
Choosing the Right Cleaner
As part of your concrete floor polishing schedule, it is also a good idea to use a neutral floor cleaner when wet mopping your floor. Plain water may not always be sufficient for removing all of the dirt and dust from your floor. The use of a neutral floor cleaner can make it easier to remove dust and debris. Remember to use only pH neutral cleaners as part of your concrete floor polishing schedule. The use of ammonia, bleach, citrus cleaners, vinegar, and pine-based cleaners should be avoided.
When applying a cleaner to concrete floors, make sure you allow sufficient time for cleaning dust and debris, particularly when cleaning sticky particles and residue, such as grease. Spills and stains should also be washed as soon as they are noticed so that they do not have a chance to be absorbed into the surface of your concrete floor.
If you notice that your polished concrete flooring seems to be losing its shine, you may find that using a high-speed burnisher is an effective solution for restoring the shine to your concrete floors. Call Specialty Concrete Systems for the proper maintenance schedule and recommendations for your polished concrete floor.