Concrete polished floors are known for being inexpensive and easy to take care of, as well as being a durable, professional, and aesthetically pleasing flooring option for businesses and factories. Low maintenance does not, however, mean that there is no maintenance at all.
Dirt, sand, and other small, rough particles can dull the shine of your concrete floors. The smoothness and shine of polished concrete floors can be kept up by regularly cleaning the floors of dirt and dust. Make sure you choose the right chemicals and tools for the job if you want a perfect finish on your concrete.
5 Tips for Polished Concrete Floor Maintenance
Concrete polished floors are becoming more and more popular in the business world and even in California’s homes. One reason why it’s popular is that it’s easy to take care of.
But this doesn’t mean you don’t have to do any maintenance. If you want your concrete polished floors to stay looking nice, you need to know how to take care of them. Here are some important tips you need to follow:
Dust Floors Daily
If you don’t clean your floors, dirt, dust, and other particles can act like sandpaper and dull the finish on your concrete. Industrial floor sweepers get rid of small particles on your floors and are a good way to control dust.
Clean the Floors Regularly
Dirt, mold, and small pieces of trash can get stuck on a mop head and in a bucket of water. This can make your concrete floor look less shiny. Get rid of the broom and bucket!
A commercial concrete floor scrubber is the best way to bring the shine back to polished concrete floors and keep them that way. Industrial floor scrubbers have two tanks: a solution tank for clean water and a recovery tank for dirty water. This lets you use clean water and detergents for the whole scrubbing process.
Talk to a floor cleaning expert at DTI about how to choose the right floor scrubber machine and floor pad for your needs. Many concrete polished floors have a finish that can be scratched by a hard floor pad. For regular cleaning, a soft floor pad will be gentle and effective.
Remove Spills From Floors When They Occur
Concrete is porous, which means that spills can happen. Acidic liquids like soft drinks, milk, or vinegar often get spilled in grocery stores or restaurants. Warehouses and gas stations often have product spills and motor oil leaks from forklifts or other heavy machinery.
Acidic liquids, paints, and grease can all damage concrete that has been polished. Spills should be cleaned up as soon as possible before they can soak into the concrete floor.
Use a Neutral pH Floor Cleaner
For concrete polished floors, you should use a floor cleaner with a neutral pH. As with any chemical, you should always follow the instructions for how much water to add to a cleaner. Too much detergent could leave a visible residue on your floors.
Neutral pH floor cleaner that comes in pre-measured packets can help take the guesswork out of using chemicals and speed up the process. It’s just as important to know what NOT to put on your concrete floors as it is to know what to put on them.
Acid or alkaline cleaners or expensive waxing and coatings can damage polished concrete floors
Use a Concrete Grinder With a Diamond-impregnated Pad to Get a Mirror Finish
Even if you dust mop and scrub your concrete floor every day, scratches will show up eventually. However, you can get rid of the scratches, level the floor, and bring back the smooth sheen look.
DTI’s floor grinding and polishing machines come with a wide range of planetary tools that can be used for both small and large concrete jobs. Floor buffing can be done with pads that have diamonds in them.
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Concrete polished floors have a lot of benefits, and if you take good care of them and polish them, they will look great for a long time.
The experts at Diverse Technology Industrial Inc. can help you figure out which chemicals, pads, and floor cleaning or grinding equipment will work best to get a polished concrete surface that looks like it was done by a professional.
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