Some of you may not be familiar with polished concrete and how it works. Here is a short overview of polishing concrete floors.
To make polished concrete, heavy machinery is used to progressively grind a concrete surface to the required level of gloss and smoothness, like sanding wood.
USES OF POLISHED CONCRETE
They are widely used in the following areas.
Large warehouses and warehouse outlets Retail stores Hotels and restaurants Office buildings Auto showrooms Private residences
BENEFITS OF POLISHED CONCRETE FLOORING
Many homeowners, retailers, educational and medical institutes are choosing polished concrete because of the competitive advantage polished flooring is offering.
Cost savings Longer life-cycle savings Easy to clean Available in wide variety of colors and designs
Commercial and Retail Benefits:
Pocket friendly More resistant to high foot traffic Less maintenance and longer service life Resistant to moisture transmission issue High light reflectivity A sustainable flooring alternative
CAN WE POLISH ALL CONCRETE?
You can polish almost any structurally sound concrete floor, old or new, with proper preparation. There are, however, a few exceptions.
AVAILABLE DESIGNS WITH CONCRETE FLOOR POLISHING
Stains and dyes are the most popular applications to enhance existing polished concrete. Polishing is a multi-step process, allowing you to choose the level of shine - from satin to high gloss.
HOW MUCH DOES POLISHED CONCRETE COST?
The price of polished concrete varies depending on region, square footage, preparation required, project complexity, and design options. Expect to pay between $3 and $12 per square foot. However, residential prices may be slightly higher than commercial prices.
ARE POLISHED CONCRETE FLOORS SLIPPERY?
If you keep your polished concrete floor clean and dry, there is no chance that it will be slippery. However, they look smooth as glass, but they can be maintained to be less slippery by following these tips.
Keep polished floors free of oil, grease, and standing water. Apply a non-slip conditioner. Apply a coat of sealer to polished concrete that contains an anti-skid additive. Add rubber mats or rugs in high traffic areas.
APPLYING DYES TO POLISHED CONCRETE
Dying is one of the most creative ways to dress up polished concrete. You can use different concrete stains available with various color palettes than acid stains. In addition, they are not chemically reactive with concrete-like stains. You can also create many patterns with the dyes.Back to News list