When I moved into my current home, I spent a lot of time cleaning the existing flooring. The kitchen, mudroom, and bathrooms all contained linoleum floors. The rest of the home was carpeted. No matter how hard I worked, I failed to remove the hairspray from the linoleum flooring in the bathrooms. I also could never remove the stains out of the carpet. Thankfully, I decided to I replace my carpet and linoleum floors with hardwood ones a couple of years ago. Since then, I’ve been able to simplify the cleaning process. I spend much less time scrubbing floors; and, my floors look cleaner than they ever did before. On this blog, you will learn the benefits of purchasing hardwood flooring.
Concrete flooring is a popular type of residential flooring that is well known for its extremely durable nature and its ability to be stained into a wide range of different colors, shades, and patterns. However, despite its natural durability, concrete is not completely immune to damage and wear over time. Foot traffic, food spills and environmental factors can all take a toll on your concrete floors, marring their appearance and even causing structural damage in severe cases. Understanding some of the ways that you can maintain your concrete flooring can help you keep it looking as good as new for as long as possible.
Concrete flooring won't hide dust and other airborne particles to the same degree that carpeting will, since it is a completely smooth surface. This means that a core part of keeping your floors looking good entails removing dust that has collected on its surface. When doing so, make sure that you use a microfiber rag or mop: these are great at picking up dust and are gentle enough to not have to worry about nicking or scratching the surface of your concrete.
No Commercial Cleaners
Another thing that you should keep in mind when cleaning your concrete floors is the fact that you should avoid commercial cleaners as much as possible. Water and regular dish soap should be used for most cleaning, as commercial cleaners can stain the surface of your concrete and leave it colored differently than it was before due to their acidic or basic nature. Some natural stone cleaners will work on concrete; just be sure to ensure that they have a neutral pH level before you apply them to your floors. You should always test a cleaning chemical in the corner or some other out-of-the-way area of your floor before you apply it over the entire surface, so if it changes the color of the concrete, it won't be easily noticed.
Finally, the last part of regular sealed concrete floor maintenance that you need to complete is to have a seal applied semi-regularly. You will have to get in touch with a concrete contractor to apply it, since it requires specialized equipment. This seal will protect your concrete from moisture and physical damage and will have to be reapplied every few years, depending on the type of sealant applied and the amount of wear and tear that your floors experience over the course of the year.Share
26 September 2018