Minimal, Essential Concrete Floor Cleaning Care

medical facility's polished concrete floor

A medical facility’s newly polished concrete floor.

When our concrete floor polishers leave your job-site, you have a  beautiful, light reflecting, and durable floor. And one of the most beautiful advantages of a concrete floor polishing, other than the marble-like look, is that floor maintenance is minimal.

Minimal, but essential!

Dirt is terrible for concrete floor polishing because it grinds down the polished surface of the floor, giving it a dull appearance. We recommend that you remove dirt and debris daily by using a gritless sweeping compound. If the sweeping compound contains emollient laden granules, that’s great! The emollients will attract and remove dust while leaving a reflection enhancer. In high traffic or heavy soiled areas, using an auto scrubber daily with a cleaner and conditioner will provide the best results.

Mopping or running an auto scrubber with soft poly brushes and a cleaner and conditioner is something we recommend weekly as part of the maintenance schedule for light traffic areas, and for use as needed for light spills and stains. Any soaps or detergents used on the floor should be designed and approved for use on polished concrete.

For heavier stains, a degreaser can be used, but again make sure that it is specifically designed for polished concrete floors.

And finally, use walk off mats to protect the floor from tracked in dirt at all entrance and exit points.

A properly cared for polished concrete floor can keep its beautiful look for years. But use the wrong brushes and pads, or harsh cleaners, or use only water to clean with, or do nothing at all, and we’ll be back to polish your floor again very soon!


Blackwell’s, Inc.

Specialized Industrial Cleaning, Concrete Coatings and Concrete Repair



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LaGrange, GA