Tips for Cleaning Your Concrete Flooring

13 Jan

Tips for Cleaning Your Concrete Flooring

Concrete flooring is durable, inexpensive, and easy to maintain. It is used widely for outdoor surfaces, but many people have also started using it inside their homes. Despite its many benefits, however, concrete flooring can become very unclean if neglected and can become a host to mold and mildew.

Read on below to find out the best ways to clean your concrete floors and keep them looking good.

  1. Choose the right product to clean your concrete floors. If your concrete floor has stains, determine what caused the stain because not all concrete cleaners work on every type of stain. The labels will give you valuable information you can use to decide which cleaner is best.
  2. You can begin to clean your concrete floors by sweeping them thoroughly to remove all loose debris. Run your dust mop over the floor to pick up any dust and fine particles. Use a bucket and fill it with about one gallon of warm water and a small amount of mild cleaner or dish soap. Dip the wet mop in the cleaning solution and mop the floor in small sections. Rinse and wring the mop frequently.
  3. You can apply diluted beach for stains on exterior concrete flooring. Pour the diluted mixture directly on the stain and leave it for several minutes. Then, pour hot water onto the stain and scrub it with a synthetic-bristled brush. Repeat this method until the stain is removed
  4. Using a sand blaster is one of the best ways to clean concrete floors. It uses compressed air to target the granules of sand towards the surface and it immediately removes the dirt and grime. Hold the sand blaster about 18 inches from your body, point the nozzle toward the concrete floor, and squeeze the trigger. Gradually increase the pressure until the concrete floor is clean.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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