The condition of your floor says a lot about your home or business place and even your personality. So when it gets any kind of damage, repairing or replacing it is the way to go. The process of fixing scratches and scuffs is quite straightforward. Here’s how we do it at Southern Illinois Epoxy whether the scratch affects the polish, sealer, and concrete:
The fixing process begins with sweeping the whole floor to remove dirt and debris. Doing this eliminates any possible contamination that might get into the cleaning solution and cause more scratches to your floor. This also prevents abrasion with your shoes as you work on the damage.
Using paper towels to rub through the scuffs and scratches ensures you remove all the residue trapped within. This involves rubbing and periodically checking if the scuff mark is clean. We replace the towel every time it tears or catches and saturates with the residue. Alternatively, if the work area is big, using a vacuum to suck all dirt becomes speedy.
The next move is to remove the existing polish around the scratch. Use a piece of cloth applied with small amounts of fine-grit abrasives. This is then rubbed around the damaged area to get rid of the polish. If the process is taking place on a large scale (entire floor), a grinder is put to use. It makes the work quicker and easier.
Wipe with a dry piece of cloth and check the progress. If the scratch still appears on the floor, we continue with the abrasion until the mark disappears. Use a clean rag to wipe away the dust. Your concrete floor will lose its gloss through this process but this shouldn’t be a concern because the next step solves the problem. Though not necessary, you should remove the entire finish coating before you can apply a new coat.
It’s time to polish the concrete floor. Gently buff a polishing compound onto the concrete. You should rub the buffing pad into the target section until the polishing compound penetrates the floor and its gleam disappears. Doing this step restores the gloss and luster of your floor. After this, your floor will be fully reinstated