Maintaining Polished Concrete
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While polished concrete floors are extremely durable, they will eventually lose their shine if proper maintenance is not carried out. Although polished concrete floors are not maintenance-free, they are much easier to maintain than other decorative concrete floors, as they don’t require sealers or waxing.
Routine maintenance for polished concrete consists of daily dust mopping to remove dirt and grime accumulation that can abrade the surface of polished concrete. Frequent wet mopping is also needed. Although only clean water can be used, you'll have greater success using a floor cleaner to suspend the dirt particles so they can be more easily removed.
Donnelly CPC recommends using only neutral-ph cleaners on polished concrete, since a cleaner that is too acidic or too alkaline will deteriorate the concrete and dull the shine of the floor. The correct type of floor pad also needs to be used to prevent concrete surface damage. We recommend using very soft pads on polished floors to clean the surface without scratching or etching.
The exact maintenance regimen needed and the frequency of cleaning is largely dictated by amount of traffic the floors receives, with high-traffic requiring more frequent cleaning.