Learn About Concrete
Concrete flooring and countertops are tough, resilient and easy to maintain when properly sealed. However, they can become damaged or stained if they are not maintained on a regular basis. Countertops are more susceptible to staining and damage from daily kitchen use such as food prep, cooking, cutting, and spills.
Color can be added to concrete in two ways: during the mixing process at the factory (integral coloring) or stained after it is installed. It is important the concrete be fully cured and dry before sealant is applied. Sealing concrete not fully cured could trap moisture and efflorescence underneath the sealant in the slab.
Efflorescence is caused by water in the concrete evaporating from the slab leaving behind the salts on the surface of the concrete causing a white powdery film. Normally it is worn off or washed away on unsealed concrete surfaces.
Our process for cleaning concrete consists of using appropriate equipment and machinery, as well as hand washing the corners, edges and hard to reach areas. We use a combination of pads, brushes, neutral pH cleaners and degreasers that are safe for your clay tile, your family and the environment. We ensure you receive the most thorough and detailed cleaning possible. Improper or aggressive cleaning can cause damage by breaking down the acrylic finish that protects the concrete. Once the finish is worn, the concrete is vulnerable to staining from pet accidents, dirty mop water, spills, and grime/asphalt from shoe traffic. Our 18+ years of experience with concrete floor refinishing will avoid these issues.
As with all of our work, our technicians move most furniture excluding breakable and smaller items. We pay close attention to detail and ensure that there is no dust and no mess created. We are extremely careful not to cause any damage to adjacent surfaces such as walls, baseboards, cabinets, appliances and carpets