There are lots of advantages to using concrete for flooring in your home or in your patio area. It’s durable and extremely sturdy, but also concrete has the potential to be really beautiful. Its appeal can be enhanced with color and patterns from concrete stamping, staining and intricate designs which can really help elevate the concrete in your space. That said, like all materials, concrete can suffer wear and tear, and proper maintenance is essential to prolonging the life of your concrete floor.
Consider a Concrete Sealer
When you use a concrete sealer on your floors, it helps keep the flooring hydrated and protected from exposure to UV rays, and even traffic that can wear it down over time as well as protect the color from concrete staining or integral color. Using a sealer also adds an aesthetic appeal for a shinier, more polished look overall.
Polish the Flooring
Using a polish or wax on your concrete floor is a great way to add another layer of protection. This step can offer yet another sacrificial barrier that can help minimize grime build up ,and any scuffing that could occur from foot traffic on your concrete flooring. Waxing can also be used to hide scratches or scuffing of the sealer that may occur over time.
Protect Flooring with Decorative Rugs
It’s a great idea to use decorative rugs in your space not only to provide additional protection for your concrete flooring, but also to inject the area with a little style. The rugs add a physical barrier between furniture and the flooring, mitigating scratches and scuffs. Additionally, concrete flooring, though beautiful, can feel a little cold without the right accessories. Rugs are a great way to soften the look while cozying up the space.
Practice Proper Cleaning
Keeping your concrete flooring clean is an essential part of maintenance. For indoor concrete flooring, it’s important to clean and polish to mitigate debris and scratches that can cause cracking. Regular sweeping and vacuuming are recommended, and be sure to address standing water or spills immediately to avoid staining. For smooth finish floors, you may find that denatured alcohol applied with a clean microfiber mop will provide a final cleaning without leaving streaks on your sealed floor. For outdoor concrete, keep it maintained by spraying it off with a hose, or pressure washing.
When you take steps to properly care for your beautiful concrete flooring, it will be a long lasting staple in your home. If you’re interested in exploring the options of concrete flooring, feel free to get in touch
with our team at Power Rental & Sales. We’d love to hear about your ideas, and offer up our expert advice on how you can achieve your concrete goals at your home or business.