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Hi All,

I have been trying to clean and shine my backyard floor but nothing I did worked as of now. I did pressure washer with the cleaner but that didnt work. I am not sure what type of concrete/floor is it and how to clean it. I have attached a picture of it. Let me know if you guys have any idea.


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You can follow the following instruction
At first, you need to arrange
• Vacuum cleaner or broom and dustpan
• Mop
• 2 mop buckets
• Rag as needed
• Sponge
• Mopping detergent
• Household cleaner (optional)
• Paper towels (optional)
After arranging this tool & materials please follow the following instruction
Choose a Mop and Buckets
Choose a mop based on your floor type. If you have a floor with a lot of texture, such as some ceramic tile floors, you'll want the more classic string mop or a strip mop. If you have a smooth floor, a sponge mop will work well. Mop buckets with built-in wringers work well if you are using a string or strip mop, but any bucket with a handle will work fine if you are using a sponge mop.
Choose a Cleaner
Select a cleaning detergent that is designed for your flooring type. Avoid products advertised using phrases such as "mop and shine," as these can lead to a build-up that yellows over time.
Sweep or Vacuum First
Prevent your floor from becoming a sticky, muddy mess by sweeping or vacuuming the floor thoroughly before ever touching the mop to the floor. This is also a good time to pre-wash sticky or gunky spots that you notice when sweeping or vacuuming. Do this with a sponge and soapy water or your favorite household cleaning solution (just make sure it's safe for your flooring).
Fill the Buckets
Fill each bucket with hot water, which cleans better and quicker than cold or warm water. Add the mopping detergent to the wash bucket. Avoid the temptation to double up on the amount of detergent in an effort to boost cleaning power (or speed). This is not a good idea, as extra-concentrated wash water will not clean any better, and it will just be harder to rinse. Always follow the instructions on the detergent label.
Dip and Wring the Mop
Dip your mop in the bucket and wring it out with a wringer or by hand. The mop should be damp, not sopping wet. Too much water dripping from the mop can damage a floor and dramatically extends the drying time.
Begin Mopping
Begin mopping the floor, working from one end to the other, and moving backward so you are always standing on an unmapped area to prevent tracking. Mop in straight lines if you are using a sponge mop. For rag mops, mop in a figure-8 motion to use the design of your mop most effectively.
Stop for Stubborn Spots
When you encounter tough or sticky spots, rub back and forth rapidly over the spot, applying downward pressure to remove the grime. For hard-to-reach corners and edges, you may need to squat down and scrub the floor with a sponge or paper towels.

Rinse the Mopped Area
After scrubbing each small area of the floor, rinse your mop thoroughly in the rinse bucket. Dunk the mop-up and down a few times, then wring out to remove as much dirty water from the mop head as possible.

Continue Mopping
Repeat the mopping and rinsing process for each section until you've completed the floor. As you work, keep an eye on both the wash water and rinse water. When they become visibly gray or dingy, empty and refill the buckets. Using dirty wash water or rinse water only spreads dirty water over the floor and complicates the rinsing process.

Do a Final Rinse
At this point, your floor should now be quite clean, with little or no detergent residue left. But for an extra cleaning step, you can mop over the entire floor a final time using nothing but fresh hot rinse water. If your rinse water gets at all dirty or sudsy, you will know the final rinse has been necessary.
Let Everything Dry.
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