Craftsman Concrete Floors

TEXAS CONCRETE POLISHING 

Concrete floors are a low cost, environmentally responsible flooring solution that provide exceptionally low maintenance and service costs. However they’re not maintenance free. Follow these simple guidelines to keep your decorative concrete floors looking brand new.

A robotic vacuum cleaning a polished concrete floor.

A robotic vacuum cleaning a polished concrete floor.

Concrete Floor Care Basics

  • Keep your floor clear of dust, dirt and grime. Use a microfiber dust mop or a robotic vacuum designed for hard surfaces.

  • Avoid harsh chemical cleaners such as Pine-Sol, ammonia or bleach. Instead use a gentle, pH neutral cleaner like Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap.

  • Clean spills promptly so they don’t absorb into the floor causing etching or staining.

  • Have your floor periodically inspected by an experienced concrete floor installer.

A polished concrete floor with a grouted saw cut line. These contrasting grout lines both accent the decorative cuts and eliminate cleaning issues.

A polished concrete floor with a grouted saw cut line. These contrasting grout lines both accent the decorative cuts and eliminate cleaning issues.

Concrete Design Considerations for Minimizing Maintenance

  • Utilize rugs in high traffic areas to minimize concrete wear.

  • If your installation includes decorative saw cuts, considering filling the saw cuts with grout to eliminate any small grooves that could collect dirt.

  • Consider polished concrete floors rather than stained or sealed floors. Because polished concrete does not utilize a film-forming sealer, it has the lowest long term maintenance requirements of any decorative concrete floor.