An important factor when choosing a floor covering is maintenance and cleaning. No flooring material is truly maintenance free, and the same holds true for decorative concrete. Concrete floors are relatively easy to care for when compared with other types of flooring (especially carpet), however, they do require regular attention. The level of maintenance your floor will require depends on the amount of traffic it receives. The maintenance needs of a residential floor will be different to those of a commercial or retail setting where the traffic levels will be increased.
Generally, residential concrete floors experience light foot traffic, and a simple cleaning routine of occasional sweeping and damp mopping will keep them looking like new for many years.
Protecting concrete floors with a good film-forming sealer and a coat of floor polish will make them even more resistant to stains, chemicals, and abrasion.
Caring for your floor is easy, just follow these tips:
1: Sweep away dirt and debris daily. Wipe up any spills immediately.
2: For routine maintenance cleaning, use a damp mop with Vision Floor Cleaner, which must be diluted with water.
3: Do not use harsh chemicals (like ammonia based or bleach products) to clean your floor.
4: Use Vision Polish to further protect the sealer every 6 months or so depending on wear and tear (interiors only). This sacrificial finish will help to preserve the sealer and is easy to reapply if it begins to wear. All furniture must be moved out of the area. Leave the polish to dry for around 30 minutes, after which time furniture can be moved back.
5: Felt Pads should be affixed to furnishings which will move frequently to avoid scratches to the floor surface. 6: In areas of heavy traffic, such as entrances and foyers, reduce maintenance and wear and tear by using floor mats, both inside and outside of the entryways.
7: Use Vision Strip to remove thick layers of polish when necessary or before resealing to bring a tired floor back to life!
Unless the floor is polished, always keep it protected with a good floor sealer. This top layer of protection not only prolongs the life of your floor, it can also enhance its appearance
Follow the maintenance schedule recommended by your concrete contractor to keep your floor looking its best.
Only use cleaning solutions recommended by your contractor or the manufacturer of the floor sealer or finishing polish.