Concrete floors are easy to maintain. How much maintenance your floor will need, largely depends on the amount of traffic it receives. The maintenance needs of a residential floor will be different to those for a floor in a high-traffic, commercial or retail environment. In most cases, residential floors experience light foot traffic. A simple cleaning regimen of occasional sweeping and damp mopping will keep concrete floors looking like new for many years. A coat of floor finish or wax will make them even more resistant to stains, chemicals and abrasion.