Concrete Polishing - Polished Concrete Floors
Welcome to Concrete Polishing, the industry leader for information on how to revitalize your old concrete floors. Weíll make them stronger, cleaner, smother and unbelievably beautiful, you wonít believe itís concrete. Chances are youíve seen many floors that have already been polished; large hardware stores, drug stores, and most new industrial, commercial and retail settings. Polishing concrete is the innovative way to deal with an old problem, what to cover/hide the dirty old floor with; now the answer is simple, instead of covering your concrete substructure, you can have your concrete polished and colored to match your commercial or residential dťcor.
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Nothing beats concrete floor polishing when you consider its costs. Grind off that old scarred layer of concrete, itís cheaper than covering, and re-covering with environmentally toxic carpets and plastic tiles year after year. A properly polished concrete floor actually shines light back up into the area space, this helps to cut lighting costs, and nothing except a terrazzo floor, comes close to ease of maintenance. If youíre pouring a new slab, a new building foundation, you absolutely must consider having your concrete contractor pour your foundation substructure with a full aggregate. Many people are moving towards polishing concrete floors with a full aggregate in their concrete mix, as it can be made to look like terrazzo floors when the thin cream layer is ground off.
If you currently have a high traffic concrete area, then we donít have to tell you about the dust that gets kicked up, how it floats onto every surface, and finds its way into all the places itís not supposed to. Having your concrete polished and sealed will eliminate this dust problem. That means no more contamination to your food surface areas, no more dust on your merchandise and equipment, and better circulation for your air conditioning handlers. A professional concrete floor polisher can test your foundation/substructure, show you your finish options, and even perform a demonstration for you to see what your floor will look like.
Hereís how we polish concrete floors, first off, you already have whatís needed, your old concrete slab will work just fine. Underneath the cream top, maybe 1/16 of an inch, is a beautiful healthy layer of concrete thatís dying to get out. Once your concrete floor polisher reaches that fresh layer, they use industry densifiers to harden the concrete, at that point the floor can be further polished to a very smooth, durable, slip resistant surface. Maybe add a solid color, this can give a stone like finish, or maybe some patterns, we can show you pictures to give you ideas, and we can make it happen. Your color choices are endless, and you can even grind your concrete floor down a little further, maybe about 1/8th of an inch, and tap into your concreteís natural aggregate. Everyone loves terrazzo, youíll be surprised how colorful the natural stones in your aggregate looks when itís exposed, itís already there.
Once you have your concrete polished, densified, and properly sealed, your polished concrete floor will be set for decades. Fifteen years ago, the only option for a bare concrete surface was cleaning and burnishing wax into the cleaned exterior; now we have powerful grinding/polishing machines that use specialized diamonds, and these diamond bits allow our contractors to make your floors look smooth and shiny. Remember, even though it looks and feels very smooth to the touch, it is slip resistant.
Years ago people didnít have the option of grinding concrete, your selection was limited to paint, maybe carpeting, or vinyl tile that lasted 5-7 years and was a headache to clean. Keep in mind that these floor coverings are not recycled, they just go towards filling up the garbage dumps. Concrete polishing is the green alternative to these other chemical based flooring products; Itís good for you, your electric bill, and you get to help the environment by eliminating waste. You donít have to struggle with a sizeable floor maintenance budget any more, concrete polishing literally cuts your floor cleaning costs by 80 percent, and you donít need those harsh toxic chemicals to keep your floors clean.
If youíre looking to save money, modernize your flooring space and lower your electric lighting bill, then learn what others now know, polishing and grinding concrete floors will solve all your flooring problems. Decorate your concrete, make it look like a tiled floor, make it look like solid stone, add color, make it look like terrazzo, you choose. Call us today and get a free estimate, weíre more than happy to further explain the process and answer your questions. Ask us about a demonstration, weíre ready to help, and we love to polish concrete!
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