Light Maintenance

What could be easier than just wiping something up when it spills, leaving no stains, odors, or other adverse lasting effects?  Acid-stained concrete floors are as easy to clean as this countertop.

What could be easier than just wiping something up when it spills, leaving no stains, odors, or other adverse lasting effects?  Acid-stained concrete floors are as easy to clean as this countertop.

No floor is maintenance free, but some floors require less care than others. Carpeting requires frequent vacuuming and occasional shampooing; tile delaminates, can break upon impact and requires careful attention to accumulation of dirt and grime in grout lines; and hardwood and wood laminate require frequent mopping or waxing, and careful control of humidity and moisture levels. But acid-stained concrete flooring requires only light maintenance to maintain its initial appearance indefinitely. Light maintenance means sweeping, vacuuming, or dust mopping as necessary, and cleaning, repolishing, or buffing only periodically, depending on the amount of foot traffic and the floor's proximity to exterior entrances. Repolishing or buffing may sound labor intensive, but an average-sized acid stained concrete floor, of between 1,000 and 2,000 square feet, may be re-polished or buffed in approximately 10 to 15 minutes, with minimal effort. As such, average, annual maintenance costs of acid-stained concrete flooring are the very lowest in the floor covering industry:  estimated at only $.17 per square foot.  There are detailed, product-specific recommendations for the inexpensive maintenance of acid-stained concrete flooring on this page of our web site: Care & Maintenance of Acid-Stained & Decorative Concrete Flooring