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Concrete floors have always been considered sturdy and everlasting necessities in a house. Their low cost and maintenance have made them a hit with homeowners. They might have been the go-to material for outdoor flooring in the past, but their qualities have made them practical for inside flooring as well. However, despite their low maintenance, they still need to be looked at to extend their life. This blog post covers all about concrete cleaning both indoors and outdoors.
Although it has a long life, it still needs to be cleaned daily to avoid a rough look. Both indoor and outdoor concrete floors can survive without cleaning for an extended period, but they will deteriorate eventually. The best thing you can do is mop the floor with anti-bacterial floor cleaners. This way, the floor looks clean, has no germs, and has fewer chances of breakage or cracks. Remember to dry the floor completely, or the water will seep through the cracks and make the floor vulnerable to breaking.
Garage floors outside are concrete and one of the most difficult to clean. Usually, tire, oil, or grease marks become tricky to clean. Use a degreaser to clean the tire marks and let it sit for 4-5 hours; use a mop to clean it afterward. Similarly, use the degreaser to remove oil stains; however, you can also use cornstarch. Let it sit for 3-5 days and then vacuum to clean the floor when using cornstarch. The corn starch will also absorb grease and oil beneath the concrete floor.
As the name suggests, room floors are inside concrete floors that can be installed anywhere inside the house. The easiest way to keep the inside floors clean is to carpet them. However, if there are decorative floors, carpeting would kill the overall aesthetics of the area. The most difficult stains to remove from these floors are rust and food stains. They reduce the shine and also the life of inside floors. The best way to clean them is simple dishwashing powder and soap. In tough stains and excessive rust, use white vinegar and let it sit on the floor for 30 to 60 minutes. Use a stiff brush to scrub, and then rinse the floor completely. Do this every once or twice a month, depending on the stains.
Unsealed or exterior concrete floors are normally used in patios, verandas, and pathways. They are unsealed, making them susceptible to worse weather conditions, debris, and other environmental elements. You need to remove dirt and debris initially, use a hard-bristled broom, or use an industrial vacuum. Use a trisodium phosphate and water mixture to wash and scrub the floor. When done, rinse the surface with a power washer or a garden hose to see the best results. Remember to dry the floor after cleaning, or the water will make it bloated.
Concrete floors look amazing when they are cleaned and maintained properly. Don’t allow stains and other impurities to ruin their beauty, and follow the above techniques to keep them shinning.