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 Polished Concrete Maintenance 

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Polished Concrete Maintenance

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Maintenance and Care

Every surface requires some sort of care and upkeep in order to maintain its luster and finish.  Although polished concrete is clearly ultra-low maintenance, there are steps that can be taken to enhance it's performance and life.  AMERICAN CONCRETE POLISHING can provide you with direction and product to help protect and extend your floors life.

Polished concrete does not require stripping and waxing like vinyl flooring products, a process that can cost several dollars per square foot per year.  

Polished Concrete Maintenance:

  • Dust mop the floor daily with a microfiber pad to keep dirt particles off the floor. Soils act as an abrasive and can ruin the clarity and shine of polished concrete.
  • If wet mopping the floor, always use clean water and clean mops. Use an automatic floor scrubber equipped with a nonabrasive pad to clean large square footage areas. Mop and bucket cleaning can be used in smaller areas.
  • When wet mopping, use a neutral floor cleaner formulated to suspend the dirt particles so they can be more easily removed. Using water only leaves much of the dirt on the floor, where it will eventually abrade and discolor the surface.
  • Try to clean spills and stains from the floor as quickly as possible so they don't absorb into the surface.
  • Give the cleaner enough time to start breaking down the grime, such grease and other contaminants, and then suspend the particles. If you apply a cleaning agent and then immediately vacuum it or mop it from the surface, the cleaner will not have sufficient time to work.
  • Make sure the cleaning solution does not dry on the surface. This can be accomplished by cleaning small areas and making sure the entire process is complete before moving on to other areas.
  • Remember, never use materials that are NOT pH neutral, materials such as ammonia, citrus cleaner, bleach, pine based cleaners, or vinegar. Clean up spills as quickly as possible. Less time on your floor means less chance of stains.