Retroplate maintenance procedures are basically the same as what one would expect from just about any other polished concrete maintenance procedure. However, since Retroplate is a little bit different than your average concrete polishing method, you will have to make a couple of switches in order to keep your floors looking their best. Here are some pointers that everyone should be aware of.
Using The Right Detergents
Unlike other polished concrete maintenance plans, Retroplate really does NOT do well with acidic detergents. Sweeping compounds, sulfates, and hyrdroxides can seriously harm the shine of a Retroplate floor. Similarly, don’t use bleaches either.
If you want to get the best results with your detergent, experts suggest using CreteClean+ as your floor detergent. Just add water to it, and let your equipment do the rest. Should you deal with an oil stain or a big spill, neutral detergents and degreasers are best.
Use The Right Equipment
All experts who have worked on creating the best Retroplate maintenance procedures say that using heavy scrubbers is a major no-no. Soft scrubbers, such as red, white, or green brushes, are ideal. A gentle scrubbing is all you need to make your Retroplate floor aglow with cleanliness.
Other Than That, Retroplate Maintenance Procedures Are Pretty Straightforward
Just like with any other hard floor, Retroplate floors fare best with regular sweeping and mopping. If you use detergent on the floor, make sure to use hot water to rinse it after you give it a once-over. You can use detergent on the floor daily (if you have Retroplate in a grocery store, bathroom, or restaurant), or it can be a weekly or monthly occurrence. Experts also suggest monthly or annual scrubs with a propane burnisher with a Twister Pad for extra luster.
Of course, Retroplate maintenance procedures can become a lot easier to take care of if you take preventative care. In other words, you won’t have to scrub away at your floors at much if you get protective mats or rugs for more heavily trafficked areas.
The entire idea behind Retroplate is to have a concrete polishing method that would allow for as little maintenance work as possible while also being environmentally friendly and low cost. We like to think that the designers were able to achieve what they set out to do, and it seems like customers also agree that the method’s low maintenance qualities are worthy of a thumbs up.