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How to Maintain Polished and Epoxy Concrete Flooring

Polished concrete floor in a facility How to Maintain Polished and Epoxy Concrete Flooring

There are many ways to pre­serve and enhance your con­crete floors. Epoxy coat­ing sys­tems remain the most pop­u­lar options here, pro­vid­ing floors with a cus­tomized look while seal­ing them from mois­ture, chem­i­cals, and oth­er threats. Con­crete pol­ish­ing has grown in pop­u­lar­i­ty in recent decades, too, deliv­er­ing a glossy fin­ish with vir­tu­al­ly no down­time after com­ple­tion. Adher­ing to prop­er main­te­nance pro­to­cols is key in extract­ing the great­est advan­tages of both of these viable floor­ing sys­tems. Here’s how to main­tain pol­ished and epoxy con­crete floor sys­tems.

How to Main­tain Pol­ished and Epoxy Con­crete Floor Systems

Main­tain­ing Pol­ished Con­crete Floors

One of the main rea­sons facil­i­ty own­ers and man­agers opt for con­crete pol­ished floors is for their low main­te­nance require­ments. While reg­u­lar clean­ing is still nec­es­sary for keep­ing pol­ished floors bright and beau­ti­ful, these floors are inher­ent­ly resis­tant to var­i­ous forces that typ­i­cal­ly threat­en a floor’s clean­li­ness and integri­ty. For starters, pol­ished con­crete floors are high­ly dust-resis­tant, pre­vent­ing dirt and dust from accu­mu­lat­ing even with min­i­mal main­te­nance. Con­crete pol­ish­ing also increas­es the floor’s dura­bil­i­ty thanks to a con­crete den­si­fi­er appli­ca­tion that won’t peel or chip even after years of wear and tear. As such, you won’t need to wor­ry about wax­ing, buff­ing, or strip­ping in the future.

Reg­u­lar wash­ing and spot clean­ing with the prop­er prod­ucts are all that’s real­ly required for main­tain­ing pol­ished con­crete floors. Keep in mind, how­ev­er, that acids, alka­lines, and oth­er cor­ro­sive chem­i­cals should be kept away from these sur­faces, as they can dam­age the finish.

How to Main­tain Epoxy Floors

Con­sid­er­ing how low-main­te­nance con­crete pol­ished floors are, you might be won­der­ing, Do epoxy floors require main­te­nance?” Yes, they do, and to a slight­ly high­er degree than their pol­ished coun­ter­parts. Unlike pol­ished floors, epoxy floors can chip over time. In fact, most con­crete floors coat­ed with epoxy require recoat­ing about every 5 – 7 years. Of course, the bet­ter you main­tain them on a reg­u­lar basis, the less often you’ll need to invest in these larg­er recoat­ing projects. This reg­u­lar main­te­nance includes dust-mop­ping and wet mop­ping a few times a week (more depend­ing on your traf­fic and operations). 

Much like clean­ing pol­ished con­crete floors, you should make sure to use the prop­er clean­ing chem­i­cals depend­ing on your spe­cif­ic con­di­tions. Neu­tral PH clean­ing solu­tions are rec­om­mend­ed, and auto­mat­ic scrub­bing machines make the job much eas­i­er for clean­ing staff. It’s also impor­tant to clean up spills as quick­ly as pos­si­ble so they don’t cause injury, cor­ro­sion, or stains.

Giv­ing Your Con­crete Floors a Longer Life

Both epoxy and con­crete pol­ish sys­tems help improve your floor’s dura­bil­i­ty, appear­ance, and longevi­ty. Get­ting the most out of these sys­tems depends on a com­pre­hen­sive approach to main­te­nance. At Kaloutas, we’re more than just con­crete pol­ish­ing con­trac­tors – we also offer con­crete joint repair, com­plete resur­fac­ing, pre­ven­ta­tive main­te­nance pro­grams, and so much more. Every­thing we do comes with our zero work stop­page guar­an­tee, which means your oper­a­tions will not be inter­rupt­ed. No mat­ter your indus­try, we work how you work. 

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