Concrete Floor Cleaning
The most applauded and appreciated aspect of concrete flooring is its aesthetic nature - beautiful and potentially artful. However, there is more to its appeal than beauty, and keeping your industrial flooring looking good and safe requires regular cleaning and maintenance. Here are some facts about and recommendations for commercial and industrial concrete flooring.
Affordability - Installing a concrete floor is relitavely inexpensive and requires very low maintenance because it is highly resilient and abrasive-resistant. To prevent concrete floor cracks, sealing or waxing is recommended.
Durability - Concrete flooring offers a hard surface that resists wear and sustains heavy strain and pressure. It is installed in commercial buildings and high traffic areas around facilities.
Easy Cleaning - Regular cleaning is all it takes to keep your concrete floor looking rejuvenated. You can carry out simple sweeping or mopping with soapy water and a rag, but for best results, we use a neutral cleaning agent to retain and revive the concrete’s luster. If the floor gets stained, we use a blue utility pad to carry out the cleaning. High standards of hygiene on concrete flooring are easily maintained if performed on a regular basis. Concrete flooring reduces allergens due to constant accumulation of dirt, soil and dust.
Variety in Style and Design
There is a wide array of designs to choose from when considering concrete flooring resulting in high or low sheen. The finish enables concrete to mimic and resemble marble, slate or even ceramic tile. The types of concrete include pervious concrete, fiber reinforced concrete, standard concrete and much more.
Pervious concrete - is porous in nature allowing water to permeate easily. It therefore makes it ideal for building roads (prevents skidding), swimming pool edges and parking lots.
Fiber reinforced concrete - contains micro and macro fibers and is essentially suitable for construction purposes.
Standard concrete - is the most popular type of concrete and revered for its quality. It is durable and permanent in nature due to its mixture of ingredients.
A concrete floor can be finished by dyeing, staining, polishing, topping or using concrete overlays.
Dyeing - dyes can be used to apply finishing on the surface. There are specific dyes made for flooring purposes. If you apply normal paint, moisture will get trapped and eventually the paint will peel away. Dyes made specifically for concrete flooring are recommended because they are porous and allow to moisture escape.
Staining - this involves incorporating different colors and applying innovative techniques resulting in a wide range of decorative possibilities. For the tone or concentration of stain to vary across the floor, simply dilute it. If you want your stain to have a stronger finish, it should be applied immediately after installing the concrete.
Slippery - concrete flooring can be slippery especially when wet. This can however be minimized by adding a non-slip additive to the sealer or stain before applying the finish. Traction may also be improved by selecting a low sheen finish.
Hard and Noisy - for areas in the facility where you require a softer appeal, you can place rugs which also absorb sound. Other sound absorbing materials that you can consider are curtains or wall fabrics.
Cracking - though rare, especially if a team of experts and professionals completed the installation, a simple sealing will restore the flooring to its original look. Placing mats in high traffic areas will reduce the possibility of cracking.