Concrete isn’t just for sidewalks and driveways anymore. It’s become a stylish option for indoor floors or countertops and is very easy to clean. It’s durable and more and more people are putting concrete floors and countertops in their homes. Polished concrete can be smoothed and stained to produce a beautiful surface to eliminate a “dusty surface”. Polished concrete gives you another option that is good at withstanding moisture but if it isn’t done properly, it can chip and crack easily.
Staining, Sealing & Resurfacing Concrete
Resurfacing concrete. If concrete becomes damaged, has imperfections, discoloration or cracks and chips, it can be repaired rather than taking the whole thing out and replacing it by resurfacing it.
Staining concrete. Staining concrete can produce results that look like fine marble. The dull gray finish of concrete can be changed into any color you want. It provides a brilliant shine to any space. It’s a good idea to stain high traffic areas like family rooms, hallways and garage floors too.
Sealing concrete. The final step of sealing concrete will produce the best results. It will prolong the life of the surface to enhance and preserve the look of it. It gives it a shiny, durable surface that will be less prone to crumbling or cracking. Good for pathways, driveways and garages.
Caring for Stained Concrete Floors & Counter Surfaces
Concrete floors aren’t maintenance free. If they aren’t taken care of the right way, they will lose their beautiful shine, more so in high traffic areas. There’s good news though. Concrete surfaces are generally easier to maintain than other types of floors. Maintenance should include daily mopping with a microfiber pad to keep dirt particles off the floor and remove dirt and grime buildup that can affect the surface of polished concrete. Regular wet mopping is needed as well. You can use plain water but opting for a floor cleaner will give you better results that will suspend dirt particles so they are easier to remove. Just using water will leave more dirt on the floor. Always clean spills and stains as soon as they happen so they don’t seep into the surface. If you’re using a cleaner, give it enough time to begin breaking down grease and other contaminants, and suspend the particles. If you clean it up right away, you won’t give it enough time to work. You do need to make sure the cleaner doesn’t dry on the surface so clean small areas at a time, making sure that section is completely finished before moving on to the next section. The maintenance routine you set up for keeping your concrete surfaces looking their best will depend on the amount of traffic the surface gets. More cleaning will be needed in high-traffic areas. Professional cleaning will include an automatic floor scrubber equipped with a nonabrasive pad to clean larger areas.
Concrete Cleaning & Sealing in Las Vegas Valley NV, Summerlin, North LV & Henderson Nevada
New systems in caring for concrete surfaces allow for reduced maintenance costs by up to 75%, a shine that can last 3-5 times longer than normal resurfacing and permanently harden the concrete to make it more stain and scratch resistant. When your concrete floors start looking dull, scratched, or stained, have them restored to their former glory by contacting Silver State Floor Restoration.