Decorative concrete floors are rapidly gaining popularity worldwide due to its many advantages. From increased durability to the affordability of materials, decorative concrete is a flooring option that many are finding appealing.
While other flooring materials are still common, they are progressively losing popularity in favor of much more durable, decorative, and affordable concrete options.
Of the many decorative concrete floors you have to choose from, stamped concrete is a simple yet beautiful flooring option that brings texture and designs to any space. With stamped concrete, you get the durability of concrete with added benefit of a highly decorative floor that is both attractive and inviting.
All floors need maintenance to keep them looking bright and fashionable and stamped concrete is no different. But while other materials like wood or tile require quite a bit of maintenance in order to keep their distinct look, stamped concrete looks great while requiring much less regular maintenance.
But stamped concrete does require SOME maintenance to keep it looking great. So, for that reason, here are some tips on how to maintain your stamped concrete floor.
Keep It Sealed
Protect your floor with a good, quality sealer to prolong the life of your floor and protect it from regular foot traffic. The sealer topcoat should be maintained regularly to keep your floor protected and vibrant. If you design begins to show significant signs of wear, it’s probably time to re-apply the sealer.
Clean It Up
Regularly sweep and/or mop your stamped concrete floor to keep it clean and free of dirt or other debris. This will keep your floor looking aesthetically pleasing.
Don’t Use Salt
For outdoor stamped concrete, avoid using deicing salts especially during the first winter after you install the new floor. Deicing salts wear down concrete sealers and can damage your floor rather quickly.
If your stamped floor is in a space that has regular foot traffic, consider using floor mats (especially high-traffic areas like entrance ways) to protect your floor a little longer. You obviously shouldn’t cover your entire floor, but giving extra protection to certain high-traffic areas will go a long way to protect your stamped concrete floor.