Maintaining Your Floor

by | Mar 4, 2020 | Polished Concrete, Polished Concrete Floors

You put a lot of effort into selecting your floors. After all, there’s so much to consider; from the function, to the cost, to the aesthetics of the floor, it’s best to take your time and figure out what solution is right for you. Once you’ve done that, you want to be rewarded for your effort, with flooring that will stand the test of time, so you’ll feel that the investment was worth your while. Finding the best specialized industrial flooring contractor is certainly a good start; they’ll warranty their work for years and ensure that you get the best quality of service possible, while advising you on what flooring might be best suited to your needs. Once the floor is installed, it will be important to maintain it properly, so it will look and last it’s best for as long as possible.

The first step in good flooring maintenance is the curing process, something that is worth the time it takes. Construction projects in a rush might not give adequate time for their floors to cure, but we strongly advise that you do, as a floor that hasn’t cured properly can have myriad problems down the road. Floors during the curing process may need to be cleaned, either with a light sweeping or suction cleaning, but care must be taken, as the floors are sensitive during this period.

The initial cleaning of the floor may need to be done by the professionals who did the flooring installation; there is a great deal of care that must be taken to clean the floor during the first cleaning, and at this point, the installer may take the time to demonstrate proper cleaning techniques to you. Both how the floor must be cleaned and how long it must cure for can vary dramatically depending on the type of flooring that is being installed; it’s important that you verify with the contractors what type of maintenance will be needed for the floor.

Once this initial cleaning is done, you’ll know the techniques required to do regular, routine cleanings on your floor. These can vary from simple cleanings with a mop and water to something more complex; the types of cleaning products you can use will of course vary from floor to floor. You might purchase special equipment for cleaning your floor, depending on its size and nature; this equipment can vary from suction cleaners to full-on mechanical cleaners.

When it comes to problems with your flooring, it’s always best to call your contractor, especially if you see cracks or spalling. With well-installed and maintained floors, this should rarely become a problem; after all, your floors are built to last, so you shouldn’t see any kind of deformations early in its lifespan. As with all great things, maintenance is key to leaving a good impression on your clients and staff; a well-kept floor signals conscientiousness and a good work ethic. Keep up on cleaning your newly installed surface, and people will be floored at how beautiful it is!


Technical Concrete Finishes

CEOMichael Rosenblat

With over 20 years in the field of technical concrete finishes, I offer a deep experience and precision in design and application of concrete floors. As founder of TCF West, I lead my team in crafting durable, aesthetically striking industrial floors. In this blog, I share industry insights to help elevate your space through quality flooring. Let’s connect to transform your environment with custom floors that meet your needs.