Concrete floors that have been stained, colored, or painted are the newest material of choice for both homer designers and homeowners. When these floors are installed, they are acid-stained then sealed with a concrete sealer so that they will be water-resistant as well as impervious to stains, dirt, and anything abrasive.
If you own a home with one of these beautiful new floors or are thinking of having one installed, it’s good to know that care and maintenance is easy and not very labor intensive.
Dusting frequently to remove dust and dirt will help safeguard against any abrasion, which may take away from the shine. Some experts recommend a micro-fiber mop and using overlapping and uninterrupted mopping motions.
To get rid of stains and set in dirt, regular damp mopping with cool water will help keep your concrete floor shiny. If you use a cleaner, use one with a neutral pH balance – not too acidic and not too alkaline. Make sure the mop is just slightly damp and not completely wet. Mops like the Swiffer Wet-Jet are not recommended because the cleaners that come with them contain solvents that will streak the sealer on your floor and leave it looking hazy.
In order to keep up the natural shine to your concrete floor, the floors can be occasionally waxed or simply buffing the floor with a polishing compound will do the trick.
If you live in the upper Midwest, Lowell Russell Concrete, Inc. can help you with all of your concrete flooring needs, from installing to repairing and care and maintenance.
If you want to explore the many possibilities of concrete floors MN for your home or business, consider contacting Lowell Russell Concrete, Inc. in Minnesota, at 952-461-3710 or Request a Quote online. We offer a variety of decorative concrete services, including interior and exterior applications, staining, stenciling and imprinting of concrete.