Cement is a commonly used material in the construction industry for building buildings and houses. However, especially in recent times, it has been adopted as a primary material for cladding, flooring, and making furnishing accessories.
The concrete floor is therefore very common, both inside houses and even more often outside: concrete is cheap, extremely resistant, and very easy to clean, which makes it practical.
Despite the peculiarity of its resistant and stable composition, and the ease of cleaning, correct and targeted maintenance is still necessary to avoid wear over time. In this guide, we will show you how to clean a smooth and untreated concrete floor.
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Advantages of a concrete floor
- Easy to maintain: thanks to its easy maintenance, you will save money on expensive renovations, as well as reduce the time spent cleaning.
- Durable: extremely strong and tough, able to withstand the pressure of heavy equipment (such as cars, trucks, trailers, and stacked boxes, a great addition to the industrial sector), scratches, and climate change
- Versatile: Because concrete is flat and free from pores or protruding defects, it simplifies the installation of other facing materials in the future, leaving the door open for new materials.
Concrete floor cleaning
Cleaning the floor of spaces such as garages, patios, gardens, cellars, etc. in concrete, can be very different from cleaning a tiled surface or another material such as stoneware or granite.
For this, we want to explain in detail how to clean a concrete floor.
- Cleaning concrete floors isn’t complicated, you just need the right tools and products to keep it clean and keep it in top condition. For this reason, the first thing to do is sweep the floor with a sufficiently solid and hard brush or broom; We recommend that you have a broom that is only used for concrete, as the tips deteriorate easily.
- In the event that it is a floor where large quantities of dust, sand, and earth accumulate… such as the exterior floor of a garage or a garden entrance, we advise you to spray a little water before sweeping. This will avoid kicking up dust and make it easier to clean but don’t overdo it or you’ll just create a muddy mess.
- If it’s a concrete floor with accumulated dirt such as leaves and other natural elements, you can choose to use a pressure water hose or even pressure washer machines. You need to make sure that there is a drain or slope. So that the water does not create a puddle. Especially if it is an interior floor or one that is not exposed to the sun.
- As for cleaning products for concrete floors, we recommend opting for pH-neutral cleaners to avoid the deterioration of this material which can be caused by some aggressive chemicals.
- When it comes to removing stains from a concrete floor, you can try applying a stain remover or grease remover directly to it, like the one you use to clean your kitchen. Leave to act for a few minutes and then scrub moderately with a soft brush.
Polish untreated concrete floors
Over time, concrete flooring tends to become opaque: are there any effective ways to eliminate this blackening? Of course yes! Many times the tarnish is due to dirt left after sweeping. You’ll see how with a simple rub you’ll also recover the shine.
- Use a porous floor broom to start. If it’s a polished concrete floor, you can use a microfiber mop. More rustic and porous floors consume normal mops very quickly. So decide which tool to use based on the degree of porosity of your floor.
- In a bucket, proceed by diluting neutral PH soap in warm water.
- Then moisten a mop, wring it out and scrub the floor thoroughly
- For very dirty outdoor concrete floors, it is likely that you will have to repeat the operation several times.
Polish the concrete floors smooth and polished
- After vacuuming, grab a microfiber cloth or mop
- Slightly moisten a mild and neutral all-purpose cleaner. A measure of approximately 30 to 60 ml in about 3.8 liters of warm distilled water. Thus avoiding stains caused by humidity and limescale.
- The mop should not be soaked, just “slightly wet” so the water dries quickly
- Especially with polished concrete floors, you need to be cautious and be careful that nothing corrodes the finish.
- Finally, dry with a soft cotton cloth. this step will increase the degree of the sheen of the concrete.
Who can help you polish concrete floors?
The answer to your question is very simple. Although you have many options. The most advantageous is to rely on a professional cleaning company. Qualified to handle all types of machinery and equipment needed.
The professional cleaning Company not only supports you when you want to polish the surfaces but has many ancillary services at hand to offer you maximum comfort! Regardless of the specifics of your situation, efficient professional firms can solve any problem!
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