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Unique Ideas For Concrete Floors For Your Shop


Keeping Concrete Floors Clean During The Winter Months


Concrete floors can become very dirty and damaged during the winter months and that can have long-term consequences if you don’t clean and maintain them well. At Custom Concrete Floors, we explain the process for concrete floors to our clients immediately after we’ve finished the project. This ensures that their newly installed floors and coatings last for a long time.

1. Clean

Keeping Concrete Floors Clean During The Winter Months

The best and least expensive way to deal with the dirt, salt, and melted snow on your commercial concrete floors is to clean regularly. You can hire a cleaning service to remove the dirt, mud, and moisture from your concrete floor at the end of every day. This ensures the water doesn’t have time to accumulate and freeze overnight as that can damage the concrete permanently.

Most cleaning companies will remove all of the dirt and moisture with the help of sophisticated cleaning equipment and that would help keep your floor in a good condition. If you intend to clean the floor yourself, you can use a large squeegee for the job as this will ensure all of the liquid and dirt is removed from the surface. It’s more effective than a shovel and broom.

2. Use a Mat

Another way to protect your concrete floor during the winter is to place a mat on it. The mat will act as a barrier to protect the concrete underneath. Unfortunately, this isn’t a very practical option for commercial properties, especially if you want to cover a large area. You can place mats at just the entrances to allow visitors to clean off their boots, but that won’t remove the snow and dirt completely.

3. Coating

If you want a more permanent solution against salt, snow, and dirt, you can apply special coatings that would protect the floor underneath. These coatings will act as a barrier that would let the water seep into the porous concrete surface and cause problems due to freeze and thaw. You can apply the coating easily and cost-effectively for a large area so it’s a good option for commercial properties. You will still have to clean the surface regularly in order to maintain the appearance of the floor.

If you have any questions about concrete floors winterization solutions or want a free, no-obligation estimate, give us at Custom Concrete Floors a call at 613 327 9127. You can also fill in this contact us form and we’re reply as soon as possible.