How do you clean polished concrete floors?


Quick Answer

Polished concrete floors are durable and low maintenance. To keep your polished concrete floor looking like new, follow these simple steps using a microfiber mop, two 5-gallon buckets, a gentle all-purpose cleaner such as NanoSet or Simple Green, and water.

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  1. Prepare the cleaning solution

    Dilute your all-purpose cleaner. Simple Green is inexpensive, easy to use, and available in chain stores such as Home Depot and Lowes. To dilute Simple Green, pour 1 cup of the cleaner into a 5-gallon bucket. Add enough clean water to fill half the bucket. Fill the other 5-gallon bucket with clean water.

  2. Use the microfiber mop

    A microfiber mop's soft fibers allow you to avoid scratching or marring your polished concrete floor in any way. Dip the mop into the bucket filled with the cleaning solution. Squeeze out excess cleaner from the mop. Start in one corner of the room and work your way across the floor. Clean off your mop by dipping it into the other 5-gallon bucket. Avoid putting the dirty mop into the bucket with the cleaning solution.

  3. Care for your floor often

    Clean your polished concrete floor every few days. You can simply use a microfiber mop and clean water to remove debris and dust. Use the all-purpose cleaning solution once a week for a deep cleaning. Wipe off spills immediately to avoid discoloring the floor.

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