Many people will turn their nose up at the thought of adding concrete floors to their home. They imagine that concrete floors are very industrial or for the garage and outdoor areas. Hold on to your decorating horses. Concrete floors are a great decor asset to any residential or commercial space. These are not the unpleasant looking concrete floors of old. The new style polished concrete floors are vibrant and add style along with class to a space. Concrete floors are also very durable. They will last until he kids are grown and you are retired. Concrete floors are also very easy to maintain by the home owner. Concrete cleaning is a breeze compared to wood or carpeted floors. Here is how to clean concrete floors.
Concrete floors are usually stained to give them an attractive appearance and to match the inner home decor. A concrete sealer is used to protect the concrete and to help it resist future damage to the surface. Of course, stains and dirt will find their way onto the surface of the concrete. There is no need to panic. Concrete cleaning is easier than many might think.
Concrete cleaning unpolished floors takes a few basic steps. First, experiment to determine what works best for the concrete floors involved. Start by mopping the concrete floors with warm soapy water and a mop. Go over the floors with the mop and bucket of warm soapy water thoroughly. Inspect the concrete floors. Check for dirt and stains. Are the stains gone? Is the concrete floor clean? Great. Otherwise, add a stronger cleaner to the bucket of water and go over the concrete floors again. Wring out the mop and rinse it out. Dump the dirty water. Add cool water to the bucket and go over the floors with the mop. Remove all remaining soap residue.
Polished concrete flooring requires special cleaning. There are great commercial cleaners that the home owner can use to clean the polished concrete that leave a protective coating. Many might prefer to simply go over the floors occasionally with a dust mop. Run a damp mop over the floors to remove grit and to bring back the shine.
Grease stains and oils stains certainly ruin a concrete floor. Outdoor concrete floors are power washed to remove stains. Use a heavy duty cleaner like bleach on interior floors. Apply bleach to the stained area. Scrub and rinse thoroughly.