If your garage floor is always covered with dust, you may be exposing yourself to some health hazards. It can be frustrating to clean the dust off a concrete garage floor, especially when you find it covered with dust again the next day. Fortunately, there are ways to get rid of concrete dusting and prevent another occurrence.
In this post, garage flooring expert Guardian Garage Floors NC shares tips on cleaning a dusty garage floor.
What Causes Stubborn Concrete Dusting?
Dusting is when a white powder covers the top of concrete. It is caused by the slow breakdown of the top layer of concrete. Many things can lead to the deterioration of this layer, such as a bad mix at the concrete plant, too much clay or silt in the mix, old concrete or insufficient curing.
How to Clean Dusty Concrete Floors
Sweep the floor to get rid of any loose dust and small pieces of trash. You can temporarily remove concrete dust by putting a few drops of water on the floor. If you are looking for more long-lasting solutions to concrete dusting, here are some options:
- Sealants & Paint
You can eliminate your dusty concrete with paint, garage floor epoxy and other sealants. Penetrating concrete sealers go into the concrete instead of just sitting on top of it. This keeps moisture from getting in and breaking down the concrete. It will also stop stains and fill in cracks to make your garage floor last longer.
- HVAC Filters
The filter of your HVAC system can help in minimizing dust in your garage. HVAC filters trap particles of dust and other contaminants in the air, keeping them from circulating in your space and preventing dust from settling on surfaces. Make sure to clean or replace your filters regularly.
Find out what kind of garage floor coatings are suitable for your home with the help of Guardian Garage Floors NC. Our polyaspartic floor coatings come with a lifetime warranty. We use high-quality equipment and industry-approved techniques to ensure the coating’s effectiveness and superior durability. Call us at (984) 205-9961 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.