If you have raw concrete floors at your commercial property, you may wonder what type of cleaning and maintenance they require. Without a floor coating to protect your concrete, you need to take special care in how you clean and maintain your concrete floors. Here’s a look at commercial concrete floor care techniques and how a floor coating can make your life easier.
Commercial Concrete Floor Care: Cleaning
Like all other floors, concrete floors require regular sweeping to remove dust, dirt, and other debris. You can choose to use a push broom, shop vac, or commercial sweeper to keep your floors clear of debris. Every once in a while, you will also want to mop your concrete floors. This removes caked-on dirt and other grime. Remember to allow your floors to dry completely before replacing rugs or walking on the floors. This avoids slips and falls on the slick floors and makes sure you’re not trapping moisture underneath mats and rugs.
When it’s time to mop, your choice of cleaner is important. Many cleaners are too harsh to use on raw concrete, including ammonia, citrus, vinegar, pine, or bleach. These cleaners can damage the surface of your concrete. Instead, choose a pH-neutral cleaner and use clean water to rinse your floors after mopping.
If you spill something on your concrete floors, it is best to clean it up as soon as possible. Raw concrete stains easily. If you encounter a stain on your floors, try using soapy water and a bristle brush on the stain. Unfortunately, it is often tricky or impossible to remove stains from raw concrete.
An Alternative to Concrete Floor Care
If all this seems like a lot of maintenance for floors that won’t win any beauty awards, consider protecting your concrete floor with polyaspartic floor coating. Polyaspartic floor coating bonds with the surface of your concrete floor to create a durable, impermeable bond that will last decades. The coating seals your concrete, protecting it from damage from spills, drops, scrapes, and stains. Plus, it’s easy to maintain, requiring periodic sweeping and mopping with warm water and a brush or squeegee.
Alamtal Flooring is your Twin Cities choice for polyaspartic floor coating. To protect your commercial property’s concrete floors, get in touch with us. We can explain your options to you. Request a free quote today to get the conversation started.