So, you’ve been on the hunt for a new way to drastically improve the appearance of your home, and you’ve finally found it with decorative concrete flooring. Congrats! Decorative concrete adds a lot to your home, including a warm, luxurious appearance, as well as durability that’s hard to find with other flooring types. But while these features are to be celebrated, these things don’t mean much if you don’t take the time to take care of your floors. Here are some quick tips for maintaining the decorative concrete flooring in your home.
DAILY DRY MOPPING
Dry mop daily with microfiber pads to remove any dust or debris that has settled on your floors. When dust and debris build-up, they can take away from the shine that makes your decorative concrete such a pleasure to have in your home.
DAILY DAMP MOPPING
In the (inevitable) event that spills occur, it’s important to act quickly when cleaning them up to prevent potential stains or deeper damage. Use warm water, a damp mop, and pH-neutral cleaners to safely remove the foreign materials from the surface of your floor.
Unfortunately, when it comes to floors, daily wear and tear is something that just comes with the territory. However, there are some simple steps you can follow to slow the process of aging. For areas of your home that experience a heavy amount of foot traffic, use area rugs to deter scratching and prevent heavier wear and tear.
DECORATIVE CONCRETE CLEANERS
Much like your natural stone countertops, decorative concrete flooring can become damaged when you use incorrect cleaning materials, such as bleach, ammonia, or citrus cleaners. Avoid these at all costs, and opt for pH-neutral stone cleaners or mild dishwashing solutions, instead.
Additionally, while you should let cleaners sit long enough to do their job, it’s essential that you don’t let them sit for too long to the point of drying. Failing to adequately rinse and mop your floors following the application of cleaning solutions can create problems that will be harder to clean than the ones you began with.
To really ensure the longevity of your decorative concrete floors, consider a professionally-applied sealant! A professional seal from a certified technician can act as a barrier between your floors and anything that may potentially damage their appearance or overall condition.
Regular DIY cleaning is vital to the condition and longevity of your decorative concrete flooring, but occasionally, they’re going to need something that goes the extra mile. Carpet Tech uses professional methods to clean, seal, and polish your decorative concrete in a way that ensures its shine for years to come.
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