Because concrete is such a durable and easy-to-maintain flooring surface, many commercial facilities are opting to stain and/or polish the concrete slab and to use it as the flooring surface instead of another type of traditional flooring. Concrete is non-flammable and very hard to break, making it perfect for commercial applications.
In addition, concrete is easy to clean compared to other materials. It doesn’t stain as easily as wood and has no grout lines that get dirty like tile. However, while concrete is hard to stain, it can happen and it’s important to know how to clean concrete, both for appearance and sanity.
These cleaning methods are best on stains like grease, oil, spilled food, and other more natural stains. When you start removing stains from stronger substances, like other chemicals or paint, the required list of tools needed can get more dangerous and depends a lot on the type of concrete you have.
When dealing with those types of stains, it is best to find out what your concrete provider says to do specifically, especially if you have polished concrete.
You can incorporate these tips into your daily janitorial cleaning regimen.
Unpolished concrete is stained much more easily than unpolished concrete, so the cleaning is a little bit more rough. There are a few methods you can use to clean this type of concrete.
Polished concrete is a more popular choice because it is much harder to stain, however the polish means that you have to be more careful about what cleaning tools to use, so you don’t ruin the finish or cause a bad reaction.
Unfortunately, for polished flooring there is not a whole lot of general stain removing information that applies to all polished concrete because of the different types of polish and the different chemicals used in individual polishers. Always look at the information about your polisher either online or in your handbook before diving into cleaning because instructions very so much.
With these methods you can remove almost any stain, from oil to grease to stains from spilled food. Always be careful when cleaning with chemicals, especially if you need to remove stains from your concrete that are chemical-based themselves and call for special cleaners (like paint.) Stay safe when stain cleaning, and if you need help for a commercial facility, look for a nightly janitorial cleaning company that specializes in cleaning various flooring surfaces.