The Right Cleaner
3 Concrete Cleaning Myths

When it comes to concrete cleaning, there are three myths that are as harmful to your floor as dirt and debris.

          • MYTH 1: Concrete Floors are Maintenance Free
            Concrete floors are durable, yes, but they are not immune to wearing. They require regular maintenance with the right cleaner. Using the wrong cleaner can literally attack and dull the desired appearance of your concrete floor. Concrete floors are not maintenance-free. Instead, they are low-maintenance.

          • MYTH 2: Cleaning with Water is Good Enough
            Using water only to clean concrete does little more than spread the contaminants around. The majority of the dirt, soil, grease and grime remain on the floor to continue degrading it.

          • MYTH 3: Neutral pH Cleaners are Safe for Cleaning Concrete
            Simply because a cleaner has a neutral pH does not mean it is necessarily safe for your floor. Many contain citric, caustic or acidic components that will do your floor more harm than good. An overly acidic or basic cleaner will etch concrete. So what is the proper pH level for a cleaner? It is in the 9-10 range, which is similar to cured/aged concrete.