Congratulations on your new sealed concrete floor! We want to help you maximize your investment. While custom concrete floors are relatively easy to care for when compared with other types of flooring (especially carpet,) concrete floors do require regular attention. How much maintenance your floor will need largely depends on the amount of traffic it receives.
Our maintenance guidelines will help you maintain the beauty of your custom concrete floors.
Regular maintenance keeps your custom concrete floors in top condition. Cleaning, refreshing, revitalizing and evaluating should be done regularly. The frequency of maintenance depends on the appearance you want and the performance you demand.
An effective maintenance program that includes routine scrubbing with soft to medium maintenance pads, ample down pressure and proper amounts of water and detergent will enhance the floor’s performance significantly.
At some point in time, it may become necessary for your surface to be resealed. Longevity and performance will depend on the end use of the surface, environmental conditions it is subjected to (moisture, freeze-thaw cycling, UV rays), wear patterns, and other contributing factors. Resealing decorative surfaces will deter/prevent entrapment of foreign matter.
A sacrificial coat of wax, type and application method depending on the end use of the surface, may be applied over interior surfaces to deter scuffing from shoe soles or rubber tipped fixtures (furniture, appliances, exercise equipment, etc.) to prolong the life of the sealer.
If a skid-resistant micro media was incorporated in your sealer when originally applied, traffic patterns and degree of use will bring about the wearing off of this slip/fall resistant deterrent to a certain degree over time. To address this safety concern it will be necessary that you have the surface properly cleaned, prepared, and resealed, again incorporating the skid resistant media.