Concrete is one of the most durable and resilient materials we have on earth. Concrete is affordable and stronger than most comparable materials, which is why we use if for many different critical purposes – like our home’s foundations, roads, and sidewalks.
Concrete holds up well over time, especially if you use concrete sealer or concrete paint. But did you know more and more people are using concrete for their floors – indoors?
Most of us have encountered indoor concrete, even if it’s just a garage or an unfinished basement. Concrete is not just a means to a finished end – it can be the finished end!
Concrete floors are a cost-effective way to finish your home and to achieve a spartan, Scandinavian look. Today we’ll show you how you can keep your concrete floors clean and make them look nice for guests and your own enjoyment.
- Sweep Well. A push broom can be your best friend with a flat, open surface. A push broom is the most effective at freeing up the dust and dirt that can accumulate, just be sure to use it even where it appears clean. Don’t forget to get into corners, and consider using a smaller, angled broom to get into seams between concrete slabs.
- Inspect. Once you have carefully swept, it’s time to inspect the concrete. Look for stains (oil and greasy compounds can leave stains and residue in concrete), wet spots, and especially any concrete damage that might need concrete repair. Crumbling and cracking often happens in corners, along walls, or near seams where concrete slabs meet.
- Treat. If you need concrete repair, don’t wait. The deterioration will escalate. If there are oil stains, they can be treated with a simple formula from an auto shop or home improvement store. Other stains, issues, or repairs can be tackled by Hard Rock Concrete Coatings.
- Rinse. A bucket of warm, clean water with a little mild dish soap can help remove any remaining residue from the concrete. You can use a soft mop if necessary, or just rinse with a small amount of the water. Allow it to dry fully before driving on it or replacing rugs or furniture.
Keeping your concrete floors clean is much easier if you use a concrete coating, epoxy, or acid stained concrete treatment. We can help you keep your indoor concrete floors clean and beautiful – just give us a call.