The advantages of polishing interior concrete floors…
Homeowners, retailers, big-box stores, educational and medical facilities are choosing polished concrete for their floor finish because of the competitive advantage polished flooring offers other types of floor coverings. Decorative concrete in the form of polished floors has become the logical choice because of the great value it delivers, and because it can compete aesthetically as well.
Residental Polished Floor Benefits:
- Cost saving: Traditional floor covering materials are not necessary when he slabs on grade is used as the finished floor surface.
- Longer life-cycle savings: Polished floors are not as vulnerable to damage as other materials and do not need replacing.
- Easy to clean: Won’t harbor dust, dirt, allergens.
- Available in wide variety of colors and designs
Commercial and Retail polished floor benefits
- Cost savings: Using the slab on grade as the finished floor surface is more cost-effective, maintenance costs are lower.
- More resistant to high foot traffic: A lot of commercial and industrial setting explain that they are able to maintain primarily just the traffic ways within their facilities, which saves time and money because they don’t have to move large items to wax and strip the floor.
- Less maintenance and longer service life: Polished floors are easy to clean, requiring only occasional damp mopping. They also eliminate the need for messy waxes and coatings as well as the associated labor, time, and expense to apply them. The glossy surface of polished concrete resist the marks of forklift trucks tires and staining from oil and chemical spills.
- Resistant to moisture transmission issues: Polished concrete allows the floor to breathe and eliminates issues that arise with other flooring materials that seal off the concrete, such as tile, ect.
- High light reflectivity: Important for office buildings, hotels, restaurants, and other public facilities that want to project a bright, clean, and professional image. Also saves energy by reducing artificial lighting requirements.
- Is a sustainable flooring alternative: Polished concrete does not require hazardous coatings, cleaners, or adhesives.
The Versatility of Polished Concrete
Because polishing is a multi-step process, homeowners and business owners can choose the level of sheen from stain to high-gloss that meets their maintenance and aesthetic requirements. This versatility makes polished concrete and ideal flooring material for a variety of applications.
The most common places polished concrete is used, include:
- Large warehouses and warehouse outlets
- Retail stores
- Hotels and Restaurants
- Office buildings
- Auto showrooms
- Private residences