Care & Maintenance
- Do not leave food spilling seating on concrete for too long, use a soft damp cloth to clean it as you go.
- If you encounter stubborn stains, use a mild non-abrasive cleanser.
- Avoid exposure to products with high ph levels such as oven cleaner. Rinse immediately to neutralise the effect, and then follow usual cleaning procedure.
- Avoid exposure to paint strippers, bleach and nail polish remover. Rinse immediately with clean water to neutralise the effect, and then follow usual cleaning procedure.
- Avoid exposure to high impact.
- Avoid excessive weight being placed on the concrete.
Stubborn Stains and Dried Spills
Good quality sealer has great resistance to most foods such as wine, fruit juices, liquid food colouring, tea and spices with strong colours. For dried spills, remove solids first. A wet cloth is recommended for any stubborn stains. If needed use a non-acidic and non-abrasive cleanser and rinse well with water. Avoid forceful scrubbing as this may result in a loss of shine and remove the protective sealer.
With the correct sealer, polished concrete is a suitable product to be used outdoors, but exposure to direct sunlight and weather may result in a slight colour change over an extended period and ongoing maintenance may be required more regularly.
Placing hot items directly onto your polished concrete bench top is not recommended. Although it is heat resistant, excessive localised heat may result in damage to the concrete due to thermal shock. Hot cookware such as hot skillets, pots, and saucepans should always be placed onto trivets and heat mats, not directly onto the surface.
Scratches, Cracks and Edge Chipping
Like all materials, overtime the sealer on concrete can develop scratches and abrasive marks. To minimise this always use velcro protection under the furniture and chopping board on the Benchtops. Avoid dragging heavy items or items with a sharp or rough bottom.