The concrete products are such that when a lot of moisture gets into the material, then more patina forms on the concrete; however this can be controlled by sealing the body of the concrete. It might have occurred to you that concrete shares a number of common features with stones and planks. You must keep a number of tips in mind to ensure longevity and retain the brilliance of your concrete material. Polished surfaces are easy to show up scratches much more so than ground concrete surfaces. Our post-care precautions would guide you on how to maintain your concrete wares and keep them brilliant for a long time. Concrete is characterized uniquely by properties that are precise. Our products are designed in different colours, nice dapplings and styles, and all that combines to express the elegance of the structure.
KEEP THE PRODUCT CLEAN
To avoid the absorption of any sort of liquid material, you must make sure to seal the surfaces of our products. The surfaces should be dust-free at all times. To clean the concrete surface, use soft materials that would not scrape off the surface. In case a substance splashes onto the concrete surface, wipe it off quickly; it is particularly risky should liquids containing unhealthy chemicals capable of corroding materials spill on the concrete - do clean up quickly. The products we make are sealed as we already know, and using materials with friction can peel off the coating, and even acids can wear off the surfaces. To keep the product clean, a mildly hot soapy water would do the job.
The concrete can be more easily stained when it is still in the process of curing. Although the seal coating protects the concrete surface from stains, you should not forget to clean the surface after using it each time. Avoid leaving wet materials, especially acids, on the surface completely, so that they do not spill and dry on it. Your concrete surfaces will last and look better when they have plenty of air circulating this also helps with the curing process. Not enough air can cause an imperfect cure for your concrete product. As you can easily infer, the concrete surfaces with light colors are easier to stain than their darker counterparts, and as such should be given more attention until it is completely cured. For those stains and scratches that accompany the installation process, they would ebb away with time, they are temporary.
BE CAUTIOUS WITH ACIDS
Since they are corrosive, they can create significant havoc and leave marks on concrete surfaces. Fruits and foods like lime that have tangible acid content must not be left on the concrete surface undisposed after eating.
AVOID USING SURFACE AS CHOPPING BOARD
Cutting and chopping or any other abrasive action should be done on a chopping board and not directly on the surface or product because it may damage the surface.
CRACKING THE SURFACE
Heavy items and wares can lead to the dislodging of the concrete particles if they are dropped onto the surfaces. Sufficient care should be taken to avoid this turn of events, especially if heavy pots and materials are going to be used on the surface. Ensure you maintain a sanitary standard with the concrete surface so as to prevent such eventuality. This care should be even intensified around the edges of the concrete surface.
Heat can sometimes take an unfriendly toll on the surfaces and as such they should be guarded with a board when using hot items like pots.
RESISTANCE TO WATER
The concrete surfaces we make are completely water resistant. Although water poses no threat, water should be drained away from the surface if it is accidently spilt on the surface. This is because the contents of water are such that they can lead to the formation of whitish layers of watermarks on the surface that would jeopardise the aesthetics of the surface.
For every product you buy from us, you are entitled to a post-care manual at no additional cost.