It is true: Concrete is susceptible to stains and dirt that requires routine maintenance. Concrete floors found in most workshops and garages will almost always get stains. In fact, all surfaces where you store the lawnmower, your chemicals, paint, workshop tools, cars, bicycles etc will be affected.
It is unavoidable and at some point, you will have to tackle the gruely task.
The mixture of cement, sand, and aggregate is porous once mixed with cures and water, which causes stains like oil and rust to penetrate down deeply into the concrete. Removing the stain requires something that will ALSO get deep into the concrete in order to encapsulate and drive up the spot.
If debris and dirt continues to accumulate on the surface, it will soon start to trap water. The trapped moisture leaches stains from these organic materials and that is what causes the white, dusty efflorescence.
The most simple solution to keep your concrete floors in immaculate condition is to just sweep regularly, but alas heavy soiling and stains will happen at some point in time. This is when you will need a little more assistance than a broom. To clean the concrete, you will now need to use a cleaning product.
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