Time needed: 2 minutes
Simple steps to clean Polished Concrete Floors
- DUST MOP CONCRETE FLOORS
The first thing you will do before mopping is dust mop to clean concrete floors. You will use a dry microfiber mop pad for this step. These are available at cementshine.com The trick is to get all the dust and remove dirt at this step to avoid streaking later.
- MIX CONCRETE CLEANER
Depending on whether the floor is lightly, moderately, or heavily soiled you will mix your Cement Shine Polished Concrete floor cleaner at a ratio of 2, 4, 8, or 12 ounces per gallon of hot clean water. It’s important to use cleaners only made for polished concrete as using the wrong cleaner will damage and de-gloss a polished concrete floor.
- SOAK MOP PAD
Take a second clean microfiber mop pad and soak it into the cleaning solution. Wring out mop pad and put on mop base.
- MOP POLISHED CONCRETE FLOOR
Wet mopping is similar to mopping your kitchen floor but less water. Do not flood the area. This is a damp mopping approach. Add solution to the floor as needed. Its almost as if you are just wiping a floor like drying an automobile. Keep your mop pad clean, rinse it in the sink between areas to avoid streaking from soiled floors. Repeat if needed. Cement Shine concrete floor cleaner is no rinse so you are now done.
- FOR LARGE AREAS USE AN AUTOSRUBBER
For tips on cleaning large areas contact cementshine.com We are happy to help you with your maintenance plan. We don’t recommend the use of a pressure washer as this can damage stained concrete or the refinement from the polishing process.
- MAINTENANCE IS KEY THE THE LONGEVITY OF THIS FLOOR
Without a regular cleaning schedule, a polished concrete floor is susceptible to micro-abrasion. This occurs when dirt and small sands cause microscopic scratches to the floor. These scratches hold dirt and will ultimately give a de-glossed look. Cleaning prolongs the life of the polished surfaces.
Besides keeping your floor free of ACIDS and OILS, two other mistakes are: not cleaning the floor and using the WRONG cleaner damaging floor. DON’T USE AMMONIA BLEACH OR ANY Water based ACIDIC SUBSTANCE, BUT ONLY A PH NEUTRAL CLEANER.