3 Concrete Flooring Maintenance Myths

High quality and high performance concrete flooring is often the preferred choice when it comes to both industrial and commercial properties. It’s commonly used in areas that see a lot of heavy foot traffic, such as retail or kitchen environments.

A lot of businesses choose concrete as their ideal flooring material for the fact that it’s relatively easy to maintain, especially compared to a lot of alternative options. However, a lot of people wrongly believe that this means no maintenance is needed at all. Too many buy into the misconception that concrete flooring looks after itself.

There are actually a few popular misconceptions about the cleaning of concrete flooring, something that we have looked into and discussed below.

All Concrete Flooring Should be Cleaned Exactly the Same

A lot of people mistakenly believe that all concrete flooring is the same and therefore should be maintained in the exact same way. This isn’t true. Concrete flooring can be both polished and coated, and depending on which flooring you’re dealing with, this will influence the cleaning methods used. The coating should always be taken into consideration before carrying out any cleaning. Not doing so can really harm your flooring.

Flooring Doesn’t Need Cleaning

It’s not a myth that concrete flooring doesn’t need nearly as much maintenance as other flooring. However, it is a myth that it doesn’t need cleaning altogether. Some people actually believe that once it’s installed, it doesn’t need cleaning regularly.

It actually depends largely on the location of the concrete floor. One that is situated in a high traffic commercial environment is likely to need a lot more maintenance than flooring that is within a residential property. Whilst a simple sweeping and mopping will work fine in the case of the latter, more work is required when dealing with flooring in industrial settings.

Concrete Flooring Doesn’t Require Chemicals for Cleaning

A common misconception about concrete flooring is that it doesn’t require chemicals to be used during the cleaning period. This actually isn’t the case. Concrete flooring suffers the same amount of abuse as other flooring types, such as foot traffic and spillages. Because of this, the best way to clean it quickly and effectively is through cleaning chemicals. However, it’s extremely important that you choose the right chemicals to use, otherwise you could be putting your flooring at risk. Generally, you should be using a neutral cleaner or one with an alkaline PH. The neutral cleaner is best for day to day use, whilst the PH is best when completing a deep clean.

As experts in industrial flooring, we want to help you keep your floor as clean as possible. Concrete flooring can last you a long time, as long as it’s adequately looked after. If you would like to learn about our services and how we can help you look after your industrial flooring, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can give us a call on  01226 382864 and we will be more than happy to help.

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