Caring for Polished Concrete
Tips on how to keep concrete looking its best
- Our concrete is stain resistant to all the typical items like lemon juice, vinegar, turmeric, beetroot, mustard, ketchup, red wine or coffee. A soft damp cloth and a mild cleaner is what we recommend to clean your benchtop or sink. (We use Earth Choice Multipurpose Spray, which is available in any supermarket.)
- Products that have a corrosive quality like oven cleaner, bleach, acetone, paint stripper should not come in contact with the concrete. If they do rinse the concrete straight away with water and clean as usual.
- If you have a benchtop in your kitchen, we do not recommend placing hot pots or pans on your polished concrete. Use a pot stand or trivet to protect the surface to avoid thermal-shock to your concrete.
- Keep away abrasives and knives from your concrete. Use a non-abrasive cleaner and cutting boards.
- That being said, don’t be afraid to clean your concrete, it is sealed and a little bit of rubbing and scrubbing will be OK.
Chips, Cracks & Scratches
Concrete ages well and if treated right it will outlast us all. As with stone benchtops it can be subject to chips under impact and small stress cracks. This damage is superficial and not structural and is part of the natural beautiful ageing process.
A little background on our concrete…
Our concrete tables, sinks, benchtops and architectural elements are all designed to be durable and low maintenance. For example the Moorditj Concrete Dining Table takes 6-8 weeks to make and you maybe wondering why does it take so long? Concrete needs time to cure and become strong. It is kept perfectly level during this time so the curing process can take place. Then polishing and sealing begins. Finally we treat the concrete with a sealer that transforms the piece into a food-grade surface.