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concrete floor care & cleaning

Concrete floors are perfect for people looking for low maintenance flooring. You'll have to do very little to keep your concrete floors looking great! Follow these simple tips for a well–maintained concrete floor.

Prevention and Maintenance

  • Periodically dusting or mopping your concrete floors will not only help prevent dirt from building up, but can ultimately save you from having to do heavy–duty cleaning.
  • Regularly wiping mats in doorways can help prevent excess dirt from being tracked in.
  • Immediately wipe up spills with a damp cloth.

Care and Cleaning

  • Outdoor concrete floors can be cleaned with a broom or a scrubbing brush to remove excess dirt. If they require further cleaning, wash them down with water from the hose.
  • Indoor concrete floors can also be cleaned with a broom or brush to remove surface dirt. For best results, scrub concrete floors with water and a soft, non-metallic brush.
  • Concrete floors that have been properly sealed can be lightly cleaned and touched up with additional sealer in high traffic areas.
  • Before cleaning your floor (especially if your concrete floor has been stained), contact the installer for recommendations on what cleaners to use.
  • If a simple scrubbing with water and a brush hasn't worked, clean up dirt by damp-mopping floor with water and mild soap.
  • You can restore the shine in dulled concrete floors by buffing them with a commercial polishing compound. If this doesn't work, try a fine-grit abrasive. Remember to stick to products that are recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Stained floors can regain their shine with a simple waxing.

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