Polished Concrete Flooring for Pubs

A Sturdy Floor for a Busy Pub

In the dynamic and often hectic environment of a pub, where the floor is subjected to constant foot traffic, concrete flooring emerges as an exceptionally resilient choice. Its innate strength and durability are key assets in such a setting, where the floor must endure not just the steady stream of patrons but also the frequent shifting of furniture and equipment. This continuous activity demands a flooring solution that can withstand considerable stress without showing signs of fatigue or damage, and concrete meets this requirement with ease. Moreover, concrete's ability to resist the wear and tear that comes from such relentless use is a standout feature. It's hard surface doesn't easily succumb to the scuffs and marks that can quickly age other types of flooring. This endurance is particularly important in a pub, where maintaining an inviting and well-kept appearance is crucial for attracting and retaining customers.

Durable black aggregate concrete flooring in a pub.
Black aggregate concrete flooring in a pub.
lightwash polished concrete floor for a pub in the UK
lightwash polished concrete floor for a pub in the UK

Are Concrete Floors Good Value?

Opting for a polished concrete floor in a pub is an economically sound choice. The primary reason is its remarkable durability. Polished concrete is robust enough to withstand the relentless foot traffic, occasional spills, and the general wear and tear typical of a pub environment. This durability translates into reduced expenditures over time, as the need for frequent repairs or floor replacements is substantially minimised. Perhaps the most significant financial advantage of polished concrete flooring lies in its longevity. These floors are known for their enduring quality, maintaining their appearance and functionality for many years. This longevity is a major benefit, particularly in a bustling setting like a pub, as it avoids the recurring costs associated with replacing flooring. In the long term, this aspect of polished concrete floors makes them an extremely cost-effective option, offering sustained value and reducing overall flooring expenses.

Oil and Beer Stains on Concrete Flooring

Polished concrete flooring is well-equipped to deal with common pub spills like oil and beer, thanks to its non-porous nature when properly sealed. The sealant applied to polished concrete acts as a protective layer, stopping liquids from seeping into the surface. This means that spills, whether oil, beer, or other liquids, remain on the surface, making them much easier to clean up. Quick action is key; the sooner you wipe up the spill, the less chance there is of any residue or staining. No flooring is completely stain-proof but if spills, particularly oil-based ones, are left sitting for extended periods, they can start to penetrate the sealant, leading to potential staining. Regular cleaning is essential in a pub environment to prevent this. To maintain the stain-resistant qualities of polished concrete, periodic resealing is recommended. Over time, the sealant can wear down, especially in high-traffic areas, reducing its effectiveness against spills. A fresh coat of sealant will renew the floor's protective barrier, ensuring continued resistance to stains and spills.

Brown polished concrete flooring in a bar
Brown polished concrete flooring in a bar
  • Sweep the floor daily to remove dirt and debris. This prevents scratches and keeps the floor looking neat.
  • After sweeping, mop the floor using a microfiber mop and a pH-neutral cleaner. This type of cleaner is gentle on the sealant and effectively removes spills and stains without damaging the floor.
  • Immediately wipe up any spills, especially acidic substances like beer and wine, to prevent staining and etching. A quick blot and wipe usually do the trick.
  • Once a week, or more frequently depending on foot traffic, perform a deeper clean. Use a pH-neutral cleaner with a microfiber mop. For tougher grime, you can use a soft-bristle brush but avoid abrasive tools that might scratch the sealant.
  • Depending on the level of traffic, reseal the floor every couple of years to maintain its luster and protect against stains. This is key to long-term upkeep.
  • Steer clear of acidic or alkaline cleaners as they can degrade the concrete sealant over time.

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