concrete floors

Concrete floors are often subject to bad publicity. ‘They’re so difficult to maintain’, seems to be the main grouse. But contrary to popular opinion, concrete floors are easy to clean and maintain. Unlike other floor types, there are no grout lines, which means you do not have to worry about ugly stains along these lines. They may not be high maintenance, but certainly need regular upkeep. Here are a few things that you need to know to maintain concrete floors;

a)      Sand and other dust particles act as abrasives and rob the floor of its shine and sheen. But so do the chemicals found in commonly found cleaning liquids. Instead, use a mild detergent with a microfiber pad to get rid of the dust particles. The water should be clean and so should be the mop. Using water alone, with a cleaning solution would leave the dust particles as they are, on the floor, causing further damage.

b)      But before you wet mop, make sure that the dust is removed with a dry and soft pad. The regularity of the cleaning largely depends on the traffic subjected on the floor. Thus, high traffic floors need regular cleaning- at least once in a day.

c)      Concrete is a porous material; it absorbs stains quickly. Make sure that you wash off the stains quickly, even if it was subject to concrete coating and sealing.

d)     Water should not left on the floor to dry by itself. When wet mopping, make sure that you undertake the process in small areas. i.e., ensure that the area is completely dry before moving on to another area.

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Besides commercial establishments like hotels and hospitals, people have started considering polished concrete as an affordable option for residential homes as well. There are several reasons why polished concrete is a far better choice than other conventional floor types. Here are three of them;

a)      They’re easy to maintain: Unlike wood or marble, concrete is easy to maintain. With polished concrete flooring you do not have to worry about regular waxing or polishing. Cleaning is easy as well- you just have to swipe and mop it well with some water. With simple concrete floors, dust and dirt may act as abrasives and steal the floor of its sheen. But with advanced polishing equipments like diamond polishing, it is possible to retain the shine even after years of rough use. Unlike other flooring types you do not have to worry about stained grout lines because the entire floor is a single slab of concrete.

b)      Aesthetic appeal: You can recreate a wide variety of designs and patterns by mixing different colors of sands/acids, different levels of polishing, etc.  In fact, you can even recreate the look and feel of conventional flooring options like marble, granite, ceramic tiles, etc. No wonder, commercial establishments make use of polished concrete to etch out their logo or company name on the flooring.

c)      They offer value for money: Laying polished concrete is indeed expensive. But they repay over time. First and foremost, you do not have to worry about spending for floor covering materials like carpets, etc. The shine obtained after polishing the floor makes it difficult for dirt and dust to settle down- but regular cleaning is important to make sure that they do not rob the floor of its sheen.

Concrete Solutions is your trusted partner to undertake commercial and residential concrete flooring projects in Kansas City. They are a family owned and operated company who provide the best quality product and with excellent customer service.

People aren’t usually as enthusiastic about choosing polished concrete as they are about choosing other types of flooring such as ceramic tiles or marble. A common argument against their use is that they’re too difficult to maintain or that they’re very expensive. Some of them find concrete floors to be very cold and hence not suitable for cold climates. While it is true that polished concrete is expensive, it is also true that they repay over time- a perfectly done concrete polishing job can last a lifetime and sometimes even outlive you! Here are some of the other benefits associated with polished concrete:

  • They’re aesthetically pleasing: Polished concrete is the flooring of choice in many commercial spaces like hotels. Factors such as the color of the sand used, the different levels of polishing, the method in which the finisher trowel was operated, the fact that colors were used in the mix or not, etc, can affect the final look and finish of the floor. The options are endless; much like a canvass on which skilled technicians can recreate almost any look and feel! It is also possible to recreate the feel and look of a marble or granite flooring.
  • Low maintenance: Contrary to popular opinion, polished concrete floors do not need special attention. All they need is regular cleaning and an occasional mopping. Unlike other floor types, you need not wax polish the floors or coat them to retain their shine and sheen.

When choosing polished concrete, make sure that you choose a good company to undertake the job. Kansas City based polished concrete contractors have more than a decade of experience in the profession.

Americans have a long standing association with wood- they’d happily spend on wood flooring, but think twice to even spend half as much on other flooring options like concrete.   Contrary to public opinion, concrete floors offer better value for money and are versatile.  Here are some common myths associated with concrete floors and the truth:

When looking for concrete flooring options in Kansas City, make sure that you choose Concrete Solutions. They have more than a decade of experience in the industry and offer a wide variety of concrete solutions.