Polished Concrete Polished Concrete Maintenance Polished concrete floors are wildly popular and can be seen in big box stores, restaurants, car dealerships, and other retail establishments. This sustainable flooring system is resistant to high foot traffic, easy to clean, and low maintenance. While polished concrete floors are low maintenance, they are not “no maintenance”. We strongly suggest a polished concrete maintenance program to keep your floors looking their best. Polished concrete floors are finely honed, in some cases up to a high gloss, high reflective 3000 grit finish. They are densified and, in most cases, have a stain guard which has been applied to make them easier to clean. They are not, however, protected from untreated spills and stains, abrasion through continued use, or damage from impact. Polished concrete floors must be properly maintained to protect the finish. It is recommended that the maintenance program is customized to fit the specific floor with regard to the processes and treatments previously applied. A good polished concrete maintenance program takes into consideration what needs to be done, by whom, with what equipment, and how often, beginning with regular and proper cleaning, and the application of appropriate chemicals at regular intervals. Damaged areas, including joints, should be addressed as soon as possible to prevent the need for extensive and expensive repairs in the future. In cases where proper maintenance has not been done and there is damage to the floor, the finish, and even the coloring, polished concrete restoration may be required. Shades of Color offers polished concrete maintenance programs that are tailored to business owners’ needs and timeframe, including scheduling service on weekends and after business hours. Whether it’s a one-time maintenance/restoration service or a monthly, quarterly, or yearly maintenance program, Shades of Color can help get your polished concrete back to its original beauty and functionality.