Concrete is one of the most durable building materials available, especially when it’s well cared for. Concrete is also very versatile. Acid staining, epoxy coating, and other finishing methods make concrete a beautiful medium that works indoors or outdoors. Caring for concrete floors or countertops isn’t any more difficult than caring for other materials, but a few cleaning tips will make the job easier.
Apply a Sealant
Whether your concrete has been acid stained, cut to resemble ceramic tile, or finished in some other way, it’s best to apply a sealant over the finished product for protection. Even concrete that is left raw can be sealed in order to increase its durability. Applying a sealant to finished concrete makes it easier to keep clean. Stains from food, oil, and other sources can be cleaned up much more easily when sealant has been applied to concrete.