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How do you clean concrete slabs?

Architectural concrete panels are characterized by their natural, rough appearance, giving the space both inside and outside the building a unique character. To ensure that concrete slabs remain in their original condition, proper care and cleaning is important. To ensure that concrete slabs last as long as possible and look good, a few relatively simple procedures are sufficient.

<strong>Clean wall panels outdoors (e.g. on the terrace, in the garden)</strong>

Outdoor wall panels (e.g. patio panels) are resistant to changing weather conditions, but require proper cleaning and care. Especially after the autumn and winter period, you should care for the concrete surface to give the slabs their fresh look and prepare them for more intensive use in the spring and summer seasons.

Cleaning and maintaining outdoor concrete slabs should consist of the following steps: sweeping, washing and waterproofing. To clean the panels, do not use aggressive cleaning agents or other chemicals that react with concrete or impregnation. Use mild detergents and rinse with warm water. Do not use products that contain bleach, ammonia, or abrasive cleaners. After washing, wipe the hob with a dry cloth. Heavy soiling caused by hot fat, lemon juice, coffee, tea, juices, etc. should be removed immediately.

<strong>Cleaning indoor wall panels (e.g. concrete walls)</strong>

Architectural concrete is successfully used indoors in various forms, including: as concrete wall panels, concrete countertops or small architectural elements. Walls made of wallboard, like all walls, can become dirty and dusty.

How do you clean concrete walls? Nothing easier. All you need is a mild detergent, a sponge and a broom or brush. First, remove dust from the walls by sweeping them with a dry brush. Then carefully wash the walls with a slightly damp cloth. Optionally, you can use a mild detergent, preferably specifically designed for decorative concrete, or a soap solution.

<strong>What should you avoid when cleaning architectural concrete walls?</strong>
Strong scrubbing as this can cause unsightly scratches on the floorboards. Also avoid abrasive cleaners and strong cleaning agents, as these can react with the concrete and permanently damage its surface. Also, do not use large amounts of water to clean. Due to its absorbency, architectural concrete can absorb some water, which has a negative impact on its properties.

Impregnation helps protect decorative wall panels from moisture. This process will make it even easier to clean and care for concrete slabs in the future and increase their durability.