According to a North American study on facility management and the different types of flooring in commercial buildings, nearly 70% of facilities have concrete flooring in one or multiple areas. Of these facilities, many have chosen to polish their concrete floors (versus unfinished concrete). Why, you ask? Let’s find out…
Polished Concrete Floors: What You Need to Know
If you’re wondering whether polished concrete floors are right for your facility — or if you have this type of flooring but need help cleaning and maintaining it — keep reading for a rundown of our most commonly asked questions regarding commercial floor care.
Is polished concrete a good flooring?
All in all, yes! Polished concrete has become a popular choice within commercial construction over the last 20 years. The design of this type of flooring provides a low-maintenance surface that’s also aesthetically pleasing.
It’s important to note that how the concrete is initially mixed and poured will impact the results you get. However, when poured properly and maintained with regular cleaning, polished concrete floors can be a great choice for many commercial buildings, including retail spaces, business offices, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities.
What are the pros and cons of polished concrete floors?
Like any type of flooring, polished concrete has its advantages and its challenges…
Common advantages of well-maintained polished concrete floors are:
- Strength and durability compared to other types of commercial flooring
- High-gloss shine for a like-new appearance
- Low-maintenance for a cost-efficient option!
Common challenges associated with poorly-maintained polished concrete floors are:
- Dusting (small concrete particles that constantly break loose and leave a light, powder-like dust on your floors)
- Staining due to spills that aren’t cleaned quickly and properly (especially coffee, oils, or other acidic liquids)
- Ground-in dirt and grime from heavy traffic and equipment can change the original color and dull the overall appearance
Is polished concrete easy to maintain?
Polished concrete shouldn’t be hard to keep clean if you have the right products and instructions. For efficient care of polished concrete flooring, we suggest choosing a product that helps prevent signs of wear in heavy-traffic areas by hardening the concrete. This will help make cleaning more efficient with every use by creating a glass-like barrier that blocks dirt, grime, and spills from getting in. Keep reading for our top product recommendation that does just that!
What is the best thing to clean polished concrete floors?
Polished concrete is an absorbent surface, vulnerable to staining due to soil penetration. The best thing you can do to avoid staining and soil penetration is clean your floors with high-quality products.
We recommend MAXIM® Polished Concrete Daily Cleaner & Protector for its ability to produce high-performance results. This three-in-one daily cleaner uses a biodegradable detergent blend to remove oils, abrasive particles, and grime. The formula contains acrylic polymers, allowing it to penetrate deeper than most standard floor cleaners on the market today.
If you’re looking to prolong the life of polished concrete floors, this multipurpose product is great for densifying the surface, preventing scratches and dusting, and leaving the surface more stain-resistant.
Why MAXIM® floor care maintenance?
At Midlab, we believe superior building maintenance starts with high-quality products and a personalized plan. For premium-level protection and help repairing everyday floor damage with ease, MAXIM® products are formulated to stand up against dirt, oils, abrasive particles, and grime on today’s most common surfaces, including polished concrete, LVT (luxury vinyl tile), LVP (luxury vinyl plank), VCT (vinyl composite tile), laminates, and linoleum.
Already have polished concrete in your facility?
Let’s chat! If your commercial facilities have polished concrete flooring, head to MaximFloorCare.com to see how a comprehensive MAXIM® program can help you clean, maintain, and restore your floors with ease!
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