Although keeping polished concrete shiny requires minimal effort and expense, some regular care is necessary.
Most Contractors recommend a simple maintenance program of occasional dusting to remove grit and damp mopping with a neutral cleaner to enhance the shine.
Some manufacturers sell special cleaners and conditioners for polished concrete that not only clean the surface, but also leave behind a dirt-resistant film.
These products can be applied with a mop or auto scrubber and do not require buffing.
With basic cleaning, polished concrete should keep its luster for years.
Eventually, though, the shine can dull, especially in high-traffic areas. Fortunately, it’s easy to restore the gleam. Sometimes simply buffing the floor with a
commercial polishing compound will do the trick. If more touch-up is necessary, the floors can be lightly repolished with a fine-grit abrasive.