Gone are the days when concrete floors were a staple of industrial facilities. Many public buildings like libraries, toilets, and even residential units have recently been given polished concrete flooring in areas with heavy footfall.
Polished concrete flooring has a modern and minimalistic appeal that’s hard to beat. It’s also sustainable, easy to maintain, and long-lasting, making concrete an ideal choice for public facilities. But you have to be highly vigilant about maintaining them. Unclean and poorly maintained concrete floors can be a public safety hazard.
Which means you need a dependable cleaning and maintenance plan. Triad has partnered with Pioneer Eclipse to provide the best-in-class polished concrete floor cleaning solution. We use only the best cleaning product for polished concrete floors to ensure your facility stays squeaky clean and safe for years.
Why Pioneer Eclipse is a Leader in Polished Concrete Maintenance
Pioneer Eclipse, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Amano, specializes in concrete floor cleaning chemicals, machines, and other resources. Since it was founded in 1978, the company has introduced innovative technology, like propane burnishers, to help modify the Jan-San (janitorial and sanitary supplies) industry for the better. The company has been dedicated to making all kinds of floor cleaning and maintenance easy, effortless, and cost-effective.
Currently, it offers a range of cleaners for concrete that are particularly effective against stubborn stains and even prevent the growth of algae/bacteria. These proprietary cleaning solutions, when combined with the company’s state-of-the-art floor cleaning machines, help maintain even aging polished concrete floors in the spic and span condition.
Pioneer Eclipse has been offering quality products and services at very competitive prices. All their products and equipment are manufactured in a massive 100k square feet facility in North Carolina.
Understanding the Process of Polished Concrete Maintenance
Although polished concrete floors are easy to maintain, keeping them clean and sanitary is highly technical.
Concrete is a porous surface susceptible to the growth of algae, fungi, and other microbes. Also, ambient temperature changes can cause cracks even in the well-made concrete floors. To make matters worse, traditional cleaning methods do not work for concrete.
Power washing polished concrete floors may not be the best solution. It can chip away the surface of hard concrete floors and make algae grow back faster.
But unclean floors are not a choice you have. As a building or facility manager, you must ensure your building’s floors are safe, sanitary, and aesthetically pleasing.
How do you clean concrete floors, then?
Restorative cleaning is the answer.
This is the process of removing dirt, algae, and stains from polished concrete floors. Usually, water-based stripping detergents or chemicals are used to deep-clean concrete floors. These chemicals must be mixed with water, sprayed on concrete surfaces, and cleaned with a garden hose or other water pipe.
Restorative cleaning breaks down old stubborn stains forms an antimicrobial layer, and keeps polished concrete floors from looking like an eyesore.
The process may also involve making minor repairs and polishing the surface if any cracks or dents have appeared on the surface of the concrete.
Because restorative cleaning is highly technical, expert janitors must complete the work. At Triad, our team of experienced janitors and sanitation workers can clean your polished concrete floors to make them look as good as new.
Our Favorite Products for Polished Concrete Maintenance
Here are a few products we swear by when maintaining polished concrete floors. All these are proprietary products of Pioneer Eclipse:
Reclaim™ Hard Floor Cleaner Maintainer
This pH-balanced floor cleaning solution can be mixed with water and used to mop polished concrete floors that have been swept clean. The formulation seals the concrete surface to prevent hard stains from catching on to the surface. It forms a protective barrier that keeps concrete and other hard floors from daily wear and tear.
It can be used daily to clean floors.
CLS TopShield™ Stain Resistant Floor Protector
The next product from Pioneer Eclipse that we love not only cleans but also protects the surface of concrete. Its advanced formula forms a microfilm on top of concrete floors, preventing cracks from forming. It hardens polished concrete floors and is resistant to water and dust.
HardCore™ Densifying Treatment
Last but not least, the HardCore Densifying Treatment is a special chemical formulation made from lithium silica and potassium siliconate. It percolates into the porous surface of concrete, hardening it from the inside. This formulation can heal cracks, add shine, and prolong the longevity of polished concrete floors.
How to Effectively Use These Cleaning Products
Still, wondering how to clean concrete? Regular cleaning products and methods may not help get the work done. To ensure your building floors are spic and span, you should periodically enlist the service of professional cleaners.
Taking help from Triad’s experienced janitorial staff can help you achieve that.
We follow all the precautions to ensure the cleaning solutions do not leave any harmful residue behind. We also ensure that every inch of your building floor is cleansed properly and even hard-to-reach corners get proper attention while cleaning.
Our staff wear protective gear (gloves, anti-slip shoes, masks) to avoid mishaps while cleaning the building floors.
Case Study: Successful Concrete Floor Maintenance Project
As mentioned earlier, our partnership with Pioneer Eclipse allows us to execute commercial projects easily and efficiently. We are particularly proud of our work keeping commercial kitchen floors and surfaces in top shape and maintaining hygiene.
We use quality cleaning solutions for polished concrete floors and state-of-the-art machinery to achieve hygiene and maintain shine.
We have done everything from deep cleaning kitchen floors to scrubbing cabinets, countertops, cooking equipment, cleaning concrete porches, garages, and more.
We even cleaned and repaired flood damage caused by a popular restaurant in Park City. Click here to know more.
Summing it Up
Cleaning and maintaining polished concrete floors takes experience, expertise, time, and dedication. At Triad, we are dedicated to helping facility and building managers achieve that with our best-in-class but highly affordable services.
To explore more or learn about what we can do for you, please reach out to us.