Polished & Clean- How to Maintain Polished Concrete Floors at Home

Most of the info I have found for the care of a polished concrete floor is targeted to commercial cleaning or maintenance crews.   After some trial and error, here's what we've come up with for maintaining our floors.

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Cleaning Routine

Daily:

  • Quick dust mop with microfiber broom helps keep small particles from collecting on the floor and causing scratches which make the floor look dull.  
  • Spot clean any spills immediately.  Saturate spill with cleaner, let sit for a few minutes, wipe up before cleaner dries.

Weekly:

  • Vacuum. Use a vacuum with a hard floor setting so the bristles do not repeatedly brush over the polished surface, causing abrasion.
  • Spray on a pH Neutral Cleaner like Bona Stone Tile and Laminate Cleaner and wipe off with a microfiber mop before it dries.

Monthly:

Semi-annually:

  • Rent a high-speed burnisher and buff the floor to renew shine.  
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What NOT to do:

Do NOT let spills set.  Clean them up right away.

Do NOT use adhesives on the floor (like painters tape).  

Do NOT use acid based cleaners like these:

  • Swiffer Wet-Jet
  • Pine-Sol
  • Bleach
  • Vinegar
  • Citrus Based Cleaners

 

Big thanks to REFINE Concrete services for making our polished concrete dreams come true!

Stay tuned for an upcoming post on the details of our polished concrete floors!

Additional Resources:

Maintaining High-Traffic Polished Concrete Floors from ConcreteNetwork.com

POLISHED CONCRETE HOUSTON | THE BENEFITS from REFINE Concrete

 

 

Amanda Croft

The Woodlands, TX