Concrete Cleaning Solutions Without a Pressure Washer

One of the beauties of having concrete flooring in your home, office, basement, or garage is the ease and simplicity of cleaning them. They look super stylish, are incredibly durable and can deal with plenty of wear and tear over the years. Occasionally, they’ll require a clean though and no matter how filthy they get we’ve got a solution for you with our guide on how to clean concrete without a pressure washer.



If you have an oil spill on your garage floor, it will stain. It is important to remove the oil before resurfacing your concrete floor otherwise it will slowly seep back through and ruin the floor. Here’s how to clean it.


  1. Remove oil puddle by mopping up with a dry rag or use cat litter to absorb it and sweep up.
  2. Rub with a scrub brush using baking soda or powdered laundry detergent and water to dissolve the stain.
  3. Wash with dish soap and scrub brush if the stain still showing before rinsing with water.



After a long day at the beach, it’s common to walk sand through your home and dirty all the polished concrete floors throughout the house. Neglecting to clean it means it will continue to spread through the house and get into all manner of places. Luckily, it’s an easy clean.


  1. Use a soft brush to brush all sand into one area.
  2. For stubborn sand, spray a mixture of water and white vinegar onto the surface of the floor before mopping.
  3. Vacuum up loose sand.



Polished concrete just needs an occasional clean to keep it looking shiny and fresh. Here’s how to give your floor a quick clean.

  1. Sweep or vacuum excess dirt and dust if the floor hasn’t been cleaned for a while.
  2. Fill a bucket with warm water and floor cleaner to mop the floor.
  3. Allow the concrete to air dry with windows or doors open.



They say don’t cry over spilt milk, well you won’t be with concrete floors because it won’t soak up your nasty food and beverage spills. Instead, it will sit on top of the surface for an easy fix.


  1. Lift up food spills with a paper tissue or absorb water with a dry cloth.
  2. Mop the soiled area with warm water and floor cleaner to remove the scent and prevent stains.
  3. Make sure the floor is dry to prevent slips.


It just goes to show how much easier concrete and polished concrete floors are to maintain than their alternatives. Contact us today to install concrete floors in your residential home or commercial property.


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Dear John, it is with pleasure that I write to thank Concrete Grind and Polish Ltd for the fantastic work undertaken at the NZ National Maritime Museum. From the initial meeting to discuss the process to the user friendly manner in which all steps were explained to the completed finish of the floor was always dealt with in a professional and attentive manner. As you can imagine the Museum needs to have a professional finish to all their works undertaken within the Maritime Museum space as we are the NZ National Maritime Museum and the only attraction on the waterfront in the Auckland CBD. I would have no hesitation in undertaking the services of your company should we have further work of a similar nature in the future development of the Maritime Museum.

Murray Dick, Operations Manager NZ National Maritime Museum