Polished concrete floors are one of the most durable, aesthetically pleasing and maintenance friendly floors available to the market today. However, over the years polished concrete has sometimes been sold as a “maintenance free” floor, which is completely untrue. With the proper daily maintenance, building owners can expect to keep their floors looking good at a comparatively lower cost than traditional flooring options. But even with the best cleaning schedule, polished concrete requires more than just traditional daily/periodical maintenance. It requires an organized maintenance plan of regular and mechanical maintenance.


Regular Maintenance
Typical daily/periodical maintenance includes but is not limited to:
Walk-off mats with regular cleaning and/or changing located at the entry points of the facility.
Promptly cleaning spills to prevent staining and etching.
Dry mopping or auto scrubbing the floor daily.
General cleaning of the surface or spot treatment of more trafficked areas with plain water and when necessary cleaning agents that are non-reactive.

Mechanical Maintenance
Diamond impregnated pads are the application-specific tools that will mechanically maintain the floor’s polish. Usually these pads are made of synthetic or natural hair fibers and are sprayed with diamond powders, secondary abrasives and epoxy binders. These pads come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit all models of floor buffers, burnishers and auto scrubbers. Depending on the manufacturer they can also be used wet or dry. These pads are readily available at janitorial supply companies, through online or local vendors, and in some cases directly from the manufacturer.

National can customize a floor maintenance program for your facility specifically. A facility that has 300 visitors a day will not have the same program as another facility that sees 3,000.
 

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National Concrete Polishing & Grinding Inc. is pleased to announce that we will be attending PRSM (Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association) in Orlando, FL!

The retail industry is in a constant state of flux and growth, both of which impact how you approach facilities maintenance and your responsibilities as property management professionals. National will be attending this conference with an eye to the trends and information we need to develop cost efficient and productive processes, to provide you with the best service possible.

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