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Maintaining Polished Concrete Floors

Generally, polished concrete floors are easy to clean as well as very healthy because they don’t hold dust mites. Whilst many people believe that concrete floors do not require any maintenance, this idea is wrong. It is true that concrete floors require less maintenance in comparison to flooring such as carpet, tiles and vinyl, but this does not mean that no maintenance is required at all.

In order to keep your concrete floors of good quality a planned maintenance process needs to be put in place. Firstly, to avoid surface damage from occurring it is recommended to mop your concrete floors on a day-to-day basis, using a microfiber cloth pad. It is important that the pad used is clean otherwise further damage could be caused through scratching or staining. You should always remove soil from the surface area because this type of dirt could scour the concrete floor finish.

In general, you can clean your concrete floors with some clean water and a mop. No chemicals need to be used, as this can cause harm to the concrete. If you are worried that clean water will not be able to do the job on its own then opt for a neutral-PH cleaner. A neutral-PH cleaner is not too acidic and therefore will not cause any surface damage to the concrete, keeping your polished concrete floors shiny.

In the event of spills or stains then a neutral-PH cleaner is recommended. This is because spills will most likely stain the polished concrete surface if left on the floor for an extended amount of time. This is particularly the case if the spill contains any liquid that is acidic or citric. Ideally, the spill should be cleaned up immediately to avoid ruining your polished concrete flooring.

In need of polished concrete in Auckland? Floor Masters should be your first choice for your polished concrete floor. We can grind and seal, or diamond polish your concrete floor to get a smooth attractive finish, for both residential and commercial settings. If the finish of your polished concrete floor is important to you then get in touch with us today.