Category Archives: Polished Floors

New Life for an Old Floor

We've all probably wished for a chance to get a new look.  But the older I get, I've come to realize it's just not going to happen.But with an old concrete floor, some dramatic changes can happen.80 year old concrete floor cut into 8 in tile and polished. The light, irregular areas on the floor is the…
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#1 Cause For Loss of Polished Floor Shine. . .

There are 3 primary causes that result in premature shine deterioration of a polished concrete floor:Using harsh chemicalsUsing harsh brushes and padsDoing nothing  But the number one cause is . . .  DOING NOTHING! That's right.  The number 1 cause is neglect (or just using water). The final sheen of a polished floor is created by using finer and finer…
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Care of Polished Concrete Floors

 Polished concrete floor in an Army base warehouse We would like to think that your polished concrete floor looks as good today as the day it was installed, but unless you’ve done a good job cleaning, it probably doesn't. Dirt is the enemy of a polished concrete floor. Here are some things you need to be doing…
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Daily Care of Polished Concrete

What you should do daily to care for your polished concrete:Blackwell's Inc. recommends the regular removal of dirt and debris using a gritless sweeping compound daily. Using sweeping compounds that contain emollient laden granules will attract and remove dust while leaving a reflection enhancer. In high traffic or heavy soiled areas, usingan auto scrubber daily with cleaners…
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