Jul 13, 2019

A Closer Look At Polished Concrete Floors

Choosing the right type of flooring for your home or business is extremely important. It will determine how long your flooring lasts as well as how much time, energy and effort you'll have to put into maintaining it. As a result, it is best that you look at the various types of flooring and consider your own needs as well preferred aesthetics. With that said, we will now take a closer look at polished concrete floors, the benefits of them as well as a few tips on how to properly maintain them.
Firstly, we will start with the benefits. These type of floors in particular are stain resistant. This is because the surface of the floor is densified and then sealed. So, even though the concrete itself is relatively porous, when it is polished, it becomes much denser so that it actually repels water, oil and various other liquids. This will ensure that no matter what falls on these floors, it won't actually damage it, which makes it a great option for high use areas.

Next, these floors are extremely slip resistant. You may think that because the concrete is polished and shiny, that means you can easily slip and fall. However, that is not the case and this is because the floor has been ground and flattened which results in the creation of more friction. These floors actually exceed OSHA's floor standards, so you can rest assured that you won't slip and fall.

Thirdly, these floors are also extremely cost effective and require a low level of maintenance. They are very easy to maintain since they don't need any stripping or waxing in order for them to maintain to their polished look. They are quite unlike other floors such as tile and linoleum which require a great deal of scrubbing to stay clean. Due to their low tendency to stain, they don't require as much manual labor to keep them clean. They even reduce your overall energy costs because of their reflectivity.

Now, we will take a quick look at how to actually maintain them. It is best that you dust and mop these concrete floors on a daily basis. This will help to remove any dirt or grime that may be on the surface. It is best to use a microfiber pad when cleaning since these pads are much more effective at trapping and removing dirt. Next, you should use a wet mop on the surface at least once per week. All you will need is a mop and any type of floor cleaner. If you have a commercial concrete floor, then it is best to use an automatic floor scrubber. The cleaning solution that is used should be neutral so that it doesn't react with the floor. It is essential that you avoid using any acidic cleaners since these will tend to damage and eat away the floor. Lastly, it is best to renew the shine of your polished floor at least once per year.

In summary, we have just looked at the benefits of polished concrete floors as well as how to maintain them. These are a great option for both the home and business as they offer a great look while being extremely easy to clean and maintain.

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