How to Clean a Rough Textured Concrete Floor

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Concrete can be used as indoor and outdoor flooring.
Concrete can be used as indoor and outdoor flooring. (Image: concrete image by Empath from Fotolia.com)

Concrete is a type of flooring that is made up primarily of cement. Concrete is commonly used as a a floor for driveways, patios and garages. However, concrete can also be used as flooring inside of homes, usually stained, stamped or sealed to add a unique element. Concrete can either be smooth or textured, depending on how it was laid. Rough, textured concrete floors should be cleaned as needed.

Things You'll Need

  • Push broom or broom
  • Bucket
  • Mopping solution
  • Deck mop

Outdoor Concrete Floor

Use a push broom or broom to sweep away dust and debris.

Turn a hose on its highest setting. Spray the concrete to remove any remaining dirt or stuck-on debris.

Mix 2 capfuls of mopping solution to two gallons of warm water in a bucket. Mop the floor using a deck mop. Or, add a small amount of mopping solution directly on the floor. Use the push broom to scrub the solution into the concrete.

Turn a hose on the highest setting. Spray the concrete free of soap. Work your way from back to front.

Allow the concrete to air dry.

Indoor Concrete Floor

Use a broom to sweep away dust and debris.

Mix 2 capfuls of mopping solution to two gallons of warm water in a bucket. Mop the floor using a deck mop.

Rinse the mop under cool water. Fill a bucket with cool water. Dip the clean mop in the water, and mop the floor to remove any soap residue.

Allow the floor to air dry, or use a towel to dry the floor.

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