A Guide to Cleaning Concrete Flooring

All types of flooring need a good cleaning now and then, and concrete flooring is no exception. The question is how to clean your concrete flooring and which methods are going to serve your home or business the best.  All types of flooring need a good cleaning now and then, and concrete flooring is no exception. The question is how to clean your concrete flooring and which methods are going to serve your home or business the best.

Let’s look at a step by step guide to concrete floor cleaning so that the concrete in your home or business will sparkle and shine.

A Guide to Cleaning Concrete Flooring

Prepare the Floors

First and foremost, when cleaning your concrete flooring, whether it be in a basement, garage, or home, you’ll need to clear the floor of debris.

To get started, remove anything on the floor that may get in your way, such as carpeting, furniture, etc. Once the floors are cleared, you’ll want to sweep or vacuum them to get any dust and dirt off. This is an important step in cleaning the floors, as it will make the rest of the cleaning go smoother, and the floors more spotless when you’re finished.

Deal with Stains

Once the floors have been cleared and vacuumed, you’ll want to deal with any stains on the concrete.

Stains can be spot treated with a mixture of regular dish soap and water, while more stubborn stains can be treated with bleach or other commercial cleaners. Though bleach is is fine to use on concrete flooring, it can be harmful to the coating or sealent on top of it. Epoxy, for example, can soften if you use too much bleach on its surface.

If you have grease or oil stains on your concrete using a grease specific cleaning product can help remove those stains as regular soap and water will not remove them.

Mopping the Floor

Once you’ve dealt with major stains or any problem areas, you can clean the remainder of the floor by simply mopping it using a soap and water mixture.

Mopping will remove any additional dirt and leave the floor looking as good as new. Because concrete is porous, working in small sections will allow you to more thoroughly clean the floor. Once you’ve finished mopping, using a fan in the space will help it dry faster, to prevent excess humidity and possible mildew.

Cleaning Concrete From Dragon Scale Flooring

Concrete flooring isn’t difficult to clean, and can easily be done as a part of your routine building or home maintenance. If you have exceptionally stubborn stains or areas of concern, contact one of our professional team members at Dragon Scale Flooring. We’d be happy to help you with any concerns.

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