Polished concrete flooring stain resistance
Polished concrete floors from Midland Flooring are treated with a penetrating densifier and penetrating stain protection impregnator which are designed to soak into the surface and resist staining from oil, water and grease.
Our coatings are long-lasting and difficult to break down, but it is recommended floors are cleaned regularly and that any spillages are mopped up as soon as possible. If a spillage is left, it can penetrate the surface and cause a stain.
Does acid stain my polished concrete flooring?
While our floors are stain resistant from acid and alkaline products, these will burn the floor if they are not cleaned up immediately. Your floor has an acid sensitive surface, much the same as marble and limestone, and can be damaged on contact with acidic substances including, but not limited to, lemon juice, coke, vinegar, wine, bird droppings, other animal excretions, leaves, branches and other plant matter.
These surface materials contain calcite, a form of calcium, which reacts and dissolves on contact with acids. Impregnating sealers do not stop liquids from making physical contact with the surface and therefore cannot prevent acid etching.
How to clean spillages
If you spill something on polished concrete flooring, the best advice is to clean it up straight away. If you drop any of the above substances, or any other acid or alkaline products, clean it up IMMEDIATELY to minimise damage.
Maintaining polished concrete flooring
Although stain protection and densifiers will resist staining, polished flooring, like other flooring solutions, requires periodic maintenance to keep it looking fabulous. However, the methods used to clean these floors are the cheapest possible and your floors will last decades.
Here are some good cleaning habits to get into:
Our team of experienced advisors are on hand to offer support and guidance on all aspects of the care and maintenance of polished concrete flooring.
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