How To Clean Polished Concrete Floors

The polished concrete surface is popular for commercial flooring because it requires little maintenance all year round. Polished concrete is more durable than carpets or hardwood flooring. It retains its color, shape and shine with the right tools and cleaners. Polished concrete is often recommended by professional contractors for areas with high traffic because it is extremely durable and lasts longer than other flooring options.

It is easy to clean polished concrete floors, but you need to keep in mind a few important concepts to avoid scratches, stains, and fading.

Supplies Needed To Clean Polished Concrete Floors

Speak to your concrete installer about the best cleaning solution. Concrete finishes will be damaged by cleaning liquids containing ammonia or bleach. You will need to use both dry and wet mopping techniques depending on the application when maintaining polished concrete floors.

To keep your indoor surfaces looking pristine, you will need to use the following materials:

  • Dust mop with microfiber pad
  • Wet mop with microfiber pad
  • Cleaning buckets
  • Warm water
  • Mild liquid cleaner (pH-neutral)

How To Clean Polished Concrete Floors

Polished concrete floors do not need to be waxed. A bucket of water and a mop can often be used to remove spills, dirt, and contaminants. However, an occasional deep cleaning is necessary to extend the life of surfaces. These steps will help you thoroughly clean polished concrete flooring:

  • To collect dirt and grime, use a dry mop.
  • Fill up a bucket with warm, lukewarm water.
  • Add the amount of liquid pH neutral cleaner recommended.
  • Submerge the pad of the microfiber mop in the bucket.
  • Remove excess liquid by wringing the mop.
  • Let the mixture sit on polished concrete floors for a couple of minutes.
  • Spread the solution back and forth with a mop that is wet before the cleaning solution has dried.
  • If you are unsure if a rinse is necessary, read the cleaning solution instructions.

To achieve the best results, focus on small areas. A microfiber pad on an automatic scrubber is effective for large commercial floors.

How Often Should I Clean Polished Concrete Floors?

A maintenance schedule will ensure that polished concrete surfaces maintain their lustrous appearance. Dust mopping is a good daily practice for indoor concrete floors. There’s no single solution to the problem. This eliminates any buildups which could lead to employees slipping and falling.

The amount of foot traffic will determine how often you should clean your floors with liquid solutions. In general, pH-neutral cleaning solutions are applied weekly, but in some commercial settings, it can take up to a month for enough dirt to accumulate.

For quick cleanups, a bucket of warm water with a mop is ideal. This method is great for cleaning up puddles or sticky residues.

Contact us for Commercial Concrete Polishing Services in New Zealand

We offer superflat concrete floors for industrial, warehouse and office applications. Since over 40 years, we have been serving New Zealand. We’re here to help you with your commercial concrete pouring requirements. We will also explain the options available for polishing your installations for a reflective look.

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