One of the great things about concrete is the many possibilities that you have open to you with this wonder of a material — one of these being the excellent concrete finish technique known as polished concrete. We can give your concrete a beautiful shine and make it super smooth to have a flooring that is both eco-friendly and perfect for areas with high traffic. We can achieve this finish by a series of three steps of grind, polish, and stain. When you have a store or office that has high amounts of traffic or your intentions for a home are to have that modern look then polished concrete is an excellent choice for you.
Why Polished Concrete Over Other Floor Surfaces
There are so many options out there for you to choose from when it comes to how you want to cover your floors — everything from carpet, wood flooring, tiles, and much more. However, concrete is a great option that has many benefits that outshine the others. First, a polished concrete floor is considered a good practice flooring or a sustainable, eco-friendly choice. This is because you are not using more material to finish your floor, just polishing the subfloor you already have. This will also save you money and waste in the long run. Plus, concrete floors last far longer than any other options by many decades. Even the best flooring of another material will only be good for perhaps 20 or so years, but a polished concrete floor could last up to 100.
Along with that polished concrete floors are very low maintenance and do not take much to keep clean and will not allow mold to grow. Some people have also said that polished concrete floors reflect light very well and allow for great natural lighting to reduce your need for lights in your space during the day. There are just so many reasons why you should choose polished concrete floors for your home or retail space.
The Polished Concrete Floor Process
There are three steps to getting that polished finish. First, the rough surface of the concrete needs to be ground to at least an 800 grit for it to be considered polished. However, for those who want a super shiny or baby smooth surface we can even go up to 1500 grit and even as high at 3000 grit. After the grind and then the polishing up to whichever grit you desire, we need to make sure that your polished concrete surface truly shines and last for the full potential life of the surface. We ensure this with the use of a stain to seal the concrete and protect from harmful elements, heavy use, and worst of all moisture. As well, during the grind and polish steps, we can even add decorative details for that individual look in so many possible ways. Considering the fact concrete can be dyed different colors there is no end of the possibilities of how your floor can be finished.
If polished concrete sounds like the thing for you, please let us know today.