Stamped concrete is resilient and long lasting. You can expect it to be around for about 25 years. However, to keep it looking its best, you’ll need to take proper care of it. Thankfully, it’s relatively easy to clean and maintain stamped concrete. You just need to make sure you get into the grooves and textures.
As local experts in stamped and stained concrete, we thought we’d share some insider advice for keeping your concrete looking practically brand new.
Cleaning and Maintaining Your Concrete
Regular sweeping can go a long way in keeping stamped concrete clean. Still, you’ll want to wash it down from time to time. For outdoor concrete, you can use a hose to spray away dirt and debris. You can also utilize a power washer. Just be careful that you don’t set it too high, or you could damage the surface of the concrete.
For interior stamped concrete, you’ll probably want to avoid a hose. Instead, use a mop and some soapy water to give a deeper clean. For stamped concrete that’s especially texturized, you may benefit from using a sponge and giving it a good scrub.
Though stamped concrete is sealed, and therefore resistant to stains, you should always clean up any spills as soon as you can. Otherwise, they may still seep into the surface.
In addition to regular cleaning, you will want to occasionally have your stamped concrete resealed. This will keep your concrete protected and your floor looking brand new. Ideally, stamped concrete should be resealed every 2-3 years. This process is much quicker and cheaper than the initial installation process.
Ready for Stamped Concrete?
If you’re looking to add stamped concrete to your home or business, you should always use a professional. The stamping and sealing process requires special tools and a precise touch. If things aren’t done correctly, you can be left with a frustrating situation.
For stamped concrete in Ohio, contact Select Flooring Services. In addition to installing stamped concrete, we can help maintain and reseal it.