Polished Concrete Floors
Honed Concrete Floors
Polished concrete floors is an economical, innovative and environmentally friendly process of mechanically grinding and polishing concrete via the use of industrial diamonds and saturating hardeners. It is perfect for commercial and business facilities, showrooms, museums, warehouses, industrial plants, and retail locations.
With several aggregate levels to choose from and with finishes ranging from matte to high gloss, there is a finish to suit every application. The concrete may be dyed a variety of colors, enhanced with decorative saw cuts, and logos and stencil designs may also be added.
Safety: Polished concrete eliminates dusting by reducing hazardous airborne silica which can damage equipment and cause irritation to eyes, nose, throat, and the upper respiratory system.
Reduction of Cleaning & Maintenance Costs:
- Increases durability and reduces staining and dusting by transforming porous concrete into a dense surface.
- Slip resistant, meeting or exceeding OSHA and ADA standards for slip resistance.
- Increases strength of old, deteriorating or weak concrete while increasing its impact and abrasion resistance.
- Eliminates tire marks. The lack of resins reduces tire marks caused by fork trucks, vehicles, and industrial style hoppers and parts baskets, reducing cleaning.
- Stripping or waxing is not necessary, thereby reducing maintenance labor and material.
Durability: With proper maintenance, polished concrete floors can outlast any other flooring solution on the market, lasting the full life cycle of a facility.
Longer life-cycle savings: Polished floors are extremely durable and do not need to be replaced.
Easy to clean: Unlike tiles and carpet there are no grout joints or fibers to attract dust and allergens.
Cost savings: Using the existing slab as the finished floor is more cost effective and maintenance costs are lower. Maintenance is easier since all areas are one continuous surface.
High resistance to foot traffic: Concrete floors are a very hard wear surface and can stand up to the everyday wear and tear of retail or even industrial work spaces.
Less maintenance and longer service life: Polished floors are easy to clean, requiring only occasional damp mopping or floor maintainers with a neutral based cleaner. They eliminate the need for messy waxes or coatings as well as the expenses involved in applying them. Mechanically polished concrete resists the marks of forklift truck 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 Paint, Vinyl tile etc.
High light reflectivity: Important for facilities that want to project a bright, clean, professional image. Also saves energy by reducing artificial lighting requirements & increase the reflectivity of the light about 10-30% while also increasing the ambient lighting. This makes it possible to take advantage of more daylight and to save on the electric energy.
Health Benefits of Polished Concrete: Polished concrete is an excellent flooring choice for those who suffer of asthma or other respiratory diseases, it is Dust Free and reduces the moisture vapor that causes indoor air pollution. All our floors are hardened with lithium silicates, all natural, no VOC elements. Our choice is Organic Chemistry, that’s part of the reasons why polished concrete is green.
Cost Savings of Polished Concrete It’s important to think past the initial cost, instead considering the total lifecycle cost. Polished concrete has the longest lifecycle cost of any other floor covering or topping on the market today.