Polished concrete floors are considered low-maintenance, as they are more durable and easier to clean than many flooring options. Its high coefficient of friction can make it non-slippery. … Polished concrete flooring is hard wearing and will not chip or dent like softer surfaces such as timber and tiles.
When you initially think of concrete floors, you probably think “cold,” “prison like” or “industrial.” But with its ability to take on color and a polished sheen, coupled with its many benefits, concrete may become your new favorite on future projects. Be prepared to have your mind blown by how beautiful, elegant and warm a concrete floor can look.
Easy care. The only maintenance required of concrete floors is weekly mopping with soapy water. I recommend installing a baseboard along with the concrete floor as well, even though you think you may not need it. Just imagine what a dirty mop would leave behind in the crevice where the floor meets the wall if there were no baseboard. And it will make your choice look finished and intentional.
Polished concrete floors may look as smooth as glass, but they are completely safe to walk on when kept clean and dry. What’s more, they tend to be less slippery than waxed linoleum or polished marble. In public facilities with heavy foot traffic, however, preventing slip-and-fall accidents is a top priority.
Schools and Public Facilities Weigh the Benefits of Polished Concrete
Every year, schools and municipalities spend millions of dollars replacing old worn-out carpet and vinyl composite tiles. The cost of replacing these traditional flooring materials is quite expensive and in most cases not at all green. Over the past several years more and more facilities are looking at polished concrete as a viable option. Why? Lower costs, simplified maintenance, greater longevity and true sustainability are key factors.
Although the benefits are very convincing, many are still reluctant to make the change from traditional flooring options. Some of the major concerns are noise, cost of polishing concrete, condition of the concrete (such as cracks) and the amount of time it takes to convert. That fear of the unknown has caused many to go with what they know and stay with carpet or vinyl flooring.
RECOMMENDED CLEANING METHODS
*-ALWAYS CLEAN WITH NORMAL AND SWEET WATER.
. Use non-colour cloth towels or rubber water skimmers
*-Do not use cleaning powders and chemicals.
*-Do not use cleaning tools such as wire brushes.