Polished Concrete Flooring
Are you considering polished concrete for your next project? If so, you may find the following information helpful to better understand the concrete polishing advantages over other finished floor products on the market today.
The technology of grinding and polishing rock has been around for thousands of years. In recent years due to economic forces wherein you have Architects, Home Designers, Builders, and home owners all looking for new and modern, low maintenance durable goods to finish off a home, office, or commercial space.
Polished concrete flooring has been introduced to the market and is fast becoming the favorite choice. Polished concrete is one of the most innovative and economical flooring options available today, and it's popularity is leading the flooring market in warehouse, retail, and decorative facilities across the nation.
Benefits of Polished Concrete
If you have an existing concrete floor, Polished concrete flooring is the most cost effective and economical flooring you can apply. The reduced cost in material purchase needs, saved energy, reduced maintenance, along with long lasting durability, allows this product to stand in front of other products on the market today.
Increased ambient lighting:
A concrete floor that has been polished will enhance the beauty of home, office, warehouse or retail space and reduce the cost of lighting. One facility actually reported that they were able to turn off a third of the lights in their facility, saving them over $1000.00 in energy costs a year.
Wet or dry:
Polished concrete flooring surfaces meet, and most often exceed. OSHA standards (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) When a concrete floor is polished, it may look like glass, however, its friction co-efficiency is higher than ordinary concrete. Simply put, it is much harder to slip on a polished concrete floor no matter if it is wet or dry.
Maintenance of Polished Concrete:
With a polished concrete floor system there is no need for sealers or wax; just mop and clean with a mild soap and water and buff. That is pretty much it. All of your allocated maintenance labor and material costs for stripping, and waxing can now be eliminated and added to your bottom line.
Polished concrete floors are second to none in durability and appearance. It is often mistaken for marble due to its smooth sleek surface. Unlike any other alternative floor system, its aesthetic value makes polished concrete a viable option for most industries.
Transforms porous concrete into a dense surface by impregnating hardeners into the surface that inhibit water, oil and other contaminants from penetrating the concrete surfaces.
Longest lasting floor solution system available:
There is simply no other floor system on the market today that compares to polished concrete flooring. When it comes to the life expectancy of a product, polished concrete endures. In the event your Polished concrete floor needs to be refurbished, a repolish can be done at a fraction of the cost of any other floor product, extending the life of the floor.
Our Gig Harbor based Polished Concrete Contractors serve the Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Silverdale and Kent, WA areas of Washington state.
Contact us today to find out more about polished concrete floor finishes.