Daytona Beach Concrete Floors

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The wisest choice you can make in the construction of your new home or building is to install concrete floors. The benefits are numerous. Durability is the first thing that comes to mind. Consider how much foot traffic there will be on the floor and all the things that will bring along with it. Concrete holds to up furniture scratches or damage much better than hardwood does. The nails of your dogs or cats will not scratch it. So long as they are properly cared for with sealers, concrete floors are easily cleaned and sanitized if your child spills something on it, or if your pet has an accident. Say goodbye to that smell or stain that you just cannot seem to get out of your carpet. Think about those times when something was spilled or leaked on your floor that went unnoticed. Properly sealed concrete holds up better than other floor materials in these situations because it is resistant to moisture and mold. 

Concrete floors are also cost-effective and low maintenance. Not only is concrete usually cheaper to install than other flooring materials, the long term maintenance is usually cheaper as well. They are versatile and can be used in just about any space. They will surely upgrade your home or business setting. Their durability makes them the perfect fit for commercial, industrial and institutional settings. 

As if the aforementioned benefits are not enough, there are also positive effects on the environment and your health! Concrete is often produced with locally sourced materials. It uses less materials for maintenance compared to other flooring materials. Concrete greatly improves the retention of heat during the winter months or retention of cool air during the summer months due to the excellent thermal properties it possesses. This helps regulate the temperature much better and ultimately results in energy savings over time. Your health will benefit because concrete does not retain allergens, dust mites or mold like carpet or wood does. 

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maintaining and protecting your concrete floors

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With proper maintenance, your concrete floors could last 30+ years. How you maintain floors will depend on many factors including if it is an interior or exterior surface, if it has been previously finished or sealed, or whether there is existing damage. 

All concrete floors should be cleaned regularly with a soft bristle broom or dust mop. Pro tip: using rugs in high traffic areas like entryways to the house can prevent dirt from being tracked onto the concrete. Mild detergent should be used when mopping the floor. Always avoid using abrasive cleaners or acid based cleaners as those could damage any finish that has been applied. Spills should be  cleaned promptly. This is especially important for acidic liquids like vinegar or citrus juices as the acid can damage the concrete. Outdoor concrete surfaces should also be cleaned regularly in Daytona Beach. Overtime, salt can damage the surface of your floor. 

Sealing or finishing is highly recommended as this protects the concrete from moisture and stains. Waxing or  polishing your floors not only gives it a beautiful glossy look, but it also provides an added protective benefit. It also makes cleaning it easier. 

Furniture pads or area rugs should also be used to support heavier objects, or objects that will be frequently moved. Avoid dragging heavy objects around, as they can damage the floor if they do not have protective pads underneath them.

Sealing concrete floors: Many people ask us how frequently they should seal their concrete floors and like most things, this depends. There are different types of sealers including water-based sealers and solvent-based sealers like epoxy. Water-based sealers need to be reapplied more frequently. Heavily used areas may need more frequent application, which is especially true for industrial settings. Environmental conditions such as direct sunlight, salt, and rain also impact the frequency with which sealer needs to be applied. We generally recommend resealing concrete every 2-5 years.

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