Cleaning Micro Cement Floor

IanJames

New Member
Hi, We had a micro cement floor laid last year in a light grey colour with movement. We love the texture and finish but find it really hard to keep clean due to the texture caused by the movement which traps dirt. We try really hard to not get it dirty in the first place but with 2 young boys it is not easy...!!! The only way I have found to lift dirt out of the grain is to get on my hands and knees with or steam cleaner with a scrubbing head then suck up the dirty water with a window vac...all in all a lot of effort. Is there any way of re coating to close the grain / texture to stop it catching dirt. Aside from this the floor is great.

Any thoughts.

Thanks

Ian
 

plas1

Well-Known Member
Hi, We had a micro cement floor laid last year in a light grey colour with movement. We love the texture and finish but find it really hard to keep clean due to the texture caused by the movement which traps dirt. We try really hard to not get it dirty in the first place but with 2 young boys it is not easy...!!! The only way I have found to lift dirt out of the grain is to get on my hands and knees with or steam cleaner with a scrubbing head then suck up the dirty water with a window vac...all in all a lot of effort. Is there any way of re coating to close the grain / texture to stop it catching dirt. Aside from this the floor is great.

Any thoughts.

Thanks

Ian
Hi Ian,

I always apply smooth to a floor area rather than texture by the sound of what you've got? Movement can be achieved with smooth effects as it's the trowel marks/burnishing giving this the movement meaning if that makes sense.

Do you have an image of floor you could send?Also what brand/sealer was used?An additional sealer may help clean it easier but other than that it's re-apply.

I get asked alot for pitted/stone effects for shower enclosures and strongly advice against for maintenance reasons.

Should you wish to discuss please feel free to call me on 07719330726

Kind regards

Rich
 

IanJames

New Member
Rich,

Thank you for your reply. The texture in terms of movement is subtle but enough to pick up dirt in the areas that are not smooth and trap it which will only lift when scrubbed with steam mop. I have used PH neutral cleaners and it will not lift it. Following scrubbing it looks good then we try to clean regularly with a micro fibre mop but it won't stay clean until I scrub it again. Less trafficked areas are not as bad. I will post some pictures later. I am thinking if the floor is scrubbed clean then another couple of coats of sealant may help to fill the pitting and reduce the dirt build up.

I believe the product is imperia Italia colour Edinburgh with their satin sealer which when down in 2 coats.

Thanks

Ian
 

IanJames

New Member
Rich,

See attached photos of our floor, please let us know your thoughts?

Thanks
Ian
 

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Tom81

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Hi, We had a micro cement floor laid last year in a light grey colour with movement. We love the texture and finish but find it really hard to keep clean due to the texture caused by the movement which traps dirt. We try really hard to not get it dirty in the first place but with 2 young boys it is not easy...!!! The only way I have found to lift dirt out of the grain is to get on my hands and knees with or steam cleaner with a scrubbing head then suck up the dirty water with a window vac...all in all a lot of effort. Is there any way of re coating to close the grain / texture to stop it catching dirt. Aside from this the floor is great.

Any thoughts.

Thanks

Ian
Pull the apron off get the Mrs to do it, what's wrong with your man!!
 

plas1

Well-Known Member
Rich,

Thank you for your reply. The texture in terms of movement is subtle but enough to pick up dirt in the areas that are not smooth and trap it which will only lift when scrubbed with steam mop. I have used PH neutral cleaners and it will not lift it. Following scrubbing it looks good then we try to clean regularly with a micro fibre mop but it won't stay clean until I scrub it again. Less trafficked areas are not as bad. I will post some pictures later. I am thinking if the floor is scrubbed clean then another couple of coats of sealant may help to fill the pitting and reduce the dirt build up.

I believe the product is imperia Italia colour Edinburgh with their satin sealer which when down in 2 coats.

Thanks

Ian
Ahh ok.Did the guys apply the link prior to main sealer?
 
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