If you have concrete flooring, it is important that you know how to maintain your concrete flooring. At Fuller Concrete Staining, we offer a wide range of concrete staining and sealing services, and we find that many people believe myths about maintaining their flooring. Keep reading to see if you believe any of them, and then contact us at 310-944-9099 for help staining or sealing concrete.
Myth: Concrete is the Same Thing as Cement
These terms are often used interchangeably, but they are actually very different. Concrete is made up of cement, but it also has gravel, sand, and crushed stones in it. Concrete that is mixed with chips of stone products like marble and granite is referred to as terrazzo.
Myth: Mopping Concrete with Water is the Best Way to Clean It
Many people believe that cleaning a concrete floor is best done with a mop, water, and nothing else. The truth is that concrete is actually very porous – unless you have invested in sealing services. As a result, you should use a cleaning product that is specifically made for concrete to prevent issues like staining and damage.
Myth: Concrete Will Not Crack if Poured Correctly
If concrete cracks shortly after being poured, then it is likely caused by the surface not being smooth or level. However, even perfectly poured cement on a perfectly even surface can crack over time. The crack might be small, or it could be large and very 9obvious. These are generally caused by settling and changes to the foundation of the property.
Myth: Concrete Floors Do Not Require Maintenance
While all concrete floors will require some amount of maintenance, the amount of maintenance necessary will vary greatly based on whether or not the concrete is sealed. If it is sealed, then it is much more difficult for water to seep in, it is less likely to become stained, and it is easier to clean. All you have to do is sweep or vacuum it when debris is present.
When you need a more thorough cleaning, you can follow the advice above of using a regular cleaner.
Myth: Concrete Floors Do Not Need to Be Sealed
You can certainly choose not to seal your concrete floor, but you should expect it to lead to potentially costly damage and issues. The good news is that getting it sealed is very easy and is much more affordable than you might think. Just contact Fuller Concrete Staining at 310-944-9099 for help.