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Problems with Concrete Floor Polishing

Businesses can choose what kind of floors they will have when they build their offices or move into a new one. The usual choices include tiles, carpets, and concrete flooring. One of the most popular choices is concrete floors, particularly polished ones.

Polished concrete floors are often chosen by discerning business owners for many reasons. These include:

  • Easier to keep clean
  • Tougher and more durable
  • Versatile and goes with any décor
  • Lasts longer

While these are the benefits that you can get with polished concrete floors, there are a few drawbacks that come with such a choice. One such drawback is in keeping it properly polished and great looking. Keeping concrete floors looking consistently good requires professional floor polishing.

What Happens When Concrete Floors Are Polished by Untrained Polishers

When you get someone who does not know the difficulties involved in getting concrete floors polished properly, you will encounter one or all of these problems.

  • Discoloration due to wrong polishing materials and methods used – if you hire someone who does not understand polished concrete floors as well as they should, you could end up with floors that have discoloration on it. When there is moisture on the surface of the floor and someone polishes it, there is a chance that discoloration will occur due to the presence of this moisture. The wrong cleaning and polishing materials as well as equipment can also cause discoloration.
  • They won’t know how to handle a concrete floor that has lost its shine – over time concrete floors can lose their shine. To get back its luster, these have to be burnished in order to remove the heavy surface dirt from it and return its shine. If dry burnishing does not work, wet burnishing with the use of a polished concrete solution may be needed. Untrained floor polishers won’t know how to do this or think of such a solution.
  • They use non-pH neutral cleaning agents – to protect the shine of these floors, cleaning agents that are pH neutral have to be used. Cleaning materials like ammonia, bleach, and cleaners with citrus or pine in them will strip these concrete floors of their polish.

To ensure that your polished concrete floors in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas are properly taken care of, you should trust only in cleaning companies that have the trained personnel to handle these for you. Valor Janitorial is one such company you can trust with this task. We are a business that takes pride in the fact that all our cleaning personnel are properly trained and knowledgeable, making sure that your cleaning needs are expertly handled.

Aside from floor polishing and concrete floor cleaning, we also offer concrete floor refinishing and sealing for those floors that have worn out over time. We also clean and polish other types of floors such as tile floors, wood floors, and marble flooring. To contact us for your floor cleaning and polishing needs, just call 214-238-9550 and we will gladly clean and polish your floors for you the right way.