Concrete flooring is easy and affordable to care for, and that's part of what makes it a good long-term value despite significant upfront costs. Use this concrete floor cleaning and care guide to keep your flooring looking great and resisting stains and damage in the years ahead. Please call us with any questions, 512-507-2669.
Product to use on your new floor:
- Mild Dish Soap (4 drops) with warm water
Products to NOT use on your new floors:
- Make sure that you wait at least 3 days before allowing water to touch the floor this gives the sealer/stain protectant time to cure.
- Caustic cleaners, and those based on citrus or other "green" cleaners are acceptable.
- Spills should be picked up immediately to help prevent slips and falls as well as staining.
- Always keep it protected with a good floor sealer. This top layer of protection not only prolongs the life of your floor, it can also enhance its appearance.
- Daily dust mopping removes the fine dust and grit that can act as sandpaper grinding away the floor finish. The best results can be obtained by using a Micro-Fiber Dust Mop.
- When using a buffer or auto scrubber only use a very soft bristle brush, white pad or beige pad. All other color pads will result in a decrease of gloss.
- To remove material stuck on the floor, cover it with a slightly damp cloth or paper towel. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, and then wipe away the dirt.
- Never use cleaners containing organic solvents or d-limonene
- DO NOT USE ANY DEGREASER OR ACID BASED CLEANERS. Please check the label on the cleaning agent to confirm the product's ingredients. These cleaners will etch the concrete and significantly reduce the gloss. (Examples of degreasers NOT TO USE: Pine-Sol, Mop-N-Glow, Lysol, Orange-Glow, etc.
- Avoid cleaning with bristled brushes, scouring pads, steel wool, harsh cleaners, bleach, soft-scrub cleaners or a strong scrubbing motion. These will jeopardize the seal and gleam.
- Avoid acidic spills on floor
- Avoid rubber material on floor
- For further protection against stains, dirt and abrasion, apply a good commercial-grade floor wax designed for concrete floors. This sacrificial finish will help to preserve the sealer and is easy to reapply if it begins to wear. Cleaning and sealing colored concrete should be done on a regular basis just like any other home maintenance. The frequency will depend on how high a traffic area to cars, foot traffic, water, and any chemicals the concrete is exposed to.
- Always use clean water for your mop bucket. Follow the dilution recommendations for your cleaner. pH neutral cleaner, Caustic cleaners, and those based on citrus or other "green" cleaners are acceptable. Too much cleaner or dirty water will create a haze on the floor.
We offer a Yearly Maintenance Package for our existing clients. Please contact our office for more information.