Concrete has become more popular over the past few years. Concrete is a durable material that can be molded to fit any area along with any design and coloring a homeowner may wish. For those who have switched to concrete countertops or flooring, you may wonder what kind of care concrete requires and how or what you use to clean it. Silver State Floor Restoration will share a few tips or methods you can use to clean concrete countertops or floors.
How to Clean Concrete
Method 1. Warm Water and Soap
Liquid dish soap is often the best answer to clean everything from dishes, to carpets, floors, and countertops regardless of the types of material. When using liquid dish soap, mix it with warm water in a bucket or container that you use for cleaning. Make sure the mixture is somewhat soapy but not so much that you leave behind a sticky soap residue. With a wash cloth soak it in the mixture and wring out the cloth so it is damp. Gently wipe down the countertops. A mop will work on floors just fine. This method also removes stains and spill marks that may have occurred.
Method 2. Laundry Stain Remover and Detergent
Another method good for porous or smooth concrete surfaces is regular laundry cleaner. For stubborn stains, spray a laundry stain remover directly onto the stain or affected area and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Next sprinkle powder laundry detergent onto the affected area so the two cleaners work together. Again let the detergent sit on the stain for a few minutes. With a damp clean cloth, scrub the stain away and then wipe the area clean.
Method 3. Flour and Hydrogen Peroxide Poultice
Another method for those more stubborn stains on concrete is for you to create a cleaning paste for concrete. To create the paste, mix two tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide with one cup of flour. Mix the two of them together, slowly add water until it reaches a pasty consistency. Apply the paste onto the stain or affected areas and cover the paste with plastic wrap. The paste will need to sit on the affected areas or stains for a few hours. Afterward, wipe the area clean with a damp cloth. This paste also works wonders for copper cookware as well. This method can be a little harsh on non-porous countertops and should be used as a last resort.
Cleaning Porous & Non Porous Concrete
There are typically two types of concrete countertops: porous or non-porous. It is important to know which type of concrete you have to know how to clean and care for it. Each type of concrete uses a similar sealer to help prevent erosion of the concrete, and especially those exposed to moisture. All three of these cleaning methods will work on both porous and non-porous concretes.
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For a professional deep cleaning and restoration of your concrete floors or countertops, Silver State Floor Restoration provides services for concrete, natural stone, tile, and wood floors. When your floors or countertops are in need of professional cleaning, contact Silver State Floor Restoration and schedule your cleaning and restoration today.