How to Maintain Concrete Floors

Doug EnrightJune 22, 2015

If you’ve recently installed concrete floors in your home, your concrete professional should’ve gone over what you need to do to maintain your floors long-term. Depending on the type of floors you installed, this can be as easy as using a broom or mop. In other cases, you may need to use special cleaners or techniques. Let’s look at some tips and tricks for maintaining your concrete floors.

Maintaining Concrete Floors

The main factor that determines how you clean your floor is whether it’s finished or not. If it’s unfinished, you can often take a broom or vacuum clean to sweep away or pick up debris, dirt and more. If you have stains on unfinished concrete, you can usually use a mop or water to clean it up. Make sure that the water dries completely, though as water can seep into concrete and cause issues down the line. Don’t ever saturate unfinished concrete with water or cleaning products when maintaining them.s

For finished floors, you’ll want to refer to the instructions your concrete professional gave you or the instructions that came with the products when you installed them yourself. For the most part, using a mop and broom will work to get dirt and stains up, but depending on the finish, you may need to use a special cleaner or product to avoid damaging the concrete finish.

Concrete, in general, needs very little maintenance to keep it in working condition and looking good beyond your normal upkeep. If you notice any cracking or buckling, you’ll want to contact a professional to come out and take a look at it. It may be indicative of a bigger issue that needs to be repaired or replaced to keep the rest of your concrete floors working smoothly.

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