How to Preserve the Appearance of Concrete Floors

Many buildings nowadays are built with concrete floors that help make maintenance less expensive and time-consuming. Concrete is also more durable than other flooring materials. Stained and polished concrete can also make for a visually striking flooring on any property.

Concrete floor maintenance can be made even easier with a few simple hacks. For instance, you can place floor mats on entrances or exits and runner carpets on high-traffic hallways to trap some of the mud, dust, and dirt that people bring in. Doing so also helps prevent wear and tear and protects surface colors from dulling too quickly.

Concrete floor scrubbing, though carried out occasionally, should be as meticulous as possible. Here are some pointers to remember:


  • Use only the auto floor scrubber and pads specified for concrete floors. Be cautious when handling brushes as they can be abrasive.


  • Scrub the floor with the appropriate detergents or chemicals to preserve any decorative stain or finish.


  • Pay particular attention to the grooves in the concrete or the etched lines of decorative patterns. Without proper scrubbing, grime and stains can easily build up in those tiny indentations.


  • If the floor has not been polished, you may need to apply a concrete sealer depending on your contractor’s instructions. Otherwise, you can apply commercial-grade floor wax to protect it from stains or scratches and burnish the surface to maintain its look.

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