How to Fix Scuffs on Stained Concrete Floors


Stained concrete floors are recognized for their versatility, functionality and aesthetic appeal. Concrete floors coated with acid-based stains can resemble other flooring types or display custom color schemes. Although stained concrete floors are durable, they are not immune to scuff marks from shoes, furniture and other objects. Depending on their severity, scuffs can produce distinct marks on stained concrete. While scuffs do not damage stained concrete floors, they can cause them to appear dingy. Fortunately, basic supplies can fix scuffs on stained concrete floors.

Things You'll Need

  • Broom
  • Paper towel
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp. liquid dish soap
  • 1 tsp. household ammonia
  • Plastic bowl
  • Nonabrasive nylon sponge
  • Clean cotton rag
  • Clean cotton towel
  • Sweep the scuffed area floor with a broom to remove loose dirt and grime.

  • Rub the scuff diagonally with a dry paper towel. Remove as much of the mark from the floor as possible.

  • Inspect the affected area for remaining traces of the scuff mark. If more cleaning is necessary, mix 1 cup of warm water, 1 tsp. of liquid dish soap and 1 tsp. of household ammonia in a plastic bowl.

  • Dampen a nonabrasive nylon sponge in the solution. Blot the scuff with the damp sponge until the mark is completely removed. Frequently rinse the sponge with fresh water to prevent reapplying grime to the floor.

  • Dampen a clean cotton rag with warm water. Wipe the floor with the damp cloth to rinse away the solution.

  • Dry the floor with a clean cotton towel. Repeat the procedure if necessary.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not use abrasive cleaners or supplies, as they can scratch the floor and dull its shine.
  • Test the solution on an inconspicuous area of the floor to ensure no discoloration or damage occurs.

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