What is Polished Concrete?
Polished Concrete is a way of treating concrete to create a long lasting dust proof concrete surface that can also be asthtically pleasing. Learn more about what is polished concrete here
Where can polished concrete be used?
The most common places polished concrete is used include:
The Benefits of Polished Concrete
Architects, Homeowners, retailers, educational, warehousing and medical facilities are choosing polished concrete for their floor finish because of the competitive advantage polished flooring offers over other types of floor coverings. Polished concrete is different to any other floor surface, as it creates the perfect balance of beauty and practicality. Decorative concrete in the form of polished floors has become the logical choice because of the energy efficiency if offers, and because it can compete aesthetically as well.
- Longer life-cycle savings: Polished floors are not as vulnerable to damage as other materials and do not need replacing
- Easy to clean: Polished concrete floors do not trap mold, mildew, dust mites, bacteria, allergens, or moisture like other floors do. Because the floors are polished, they are not porous – meaning nothing can get inside. Polished concrete is a great alternative for anyone who suffers from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues.
- Energy efficient: The glass like effect of polished concrete shines and reflects light and heat to reduce energy consumption, yet is solid durable and low maintenance.
- Low maintenance: Floors don't require a complicated cleaning, stripping and resealing program.
Commercial and Retail Benefits:
- Cost savings: Using the existing concrete as the finished floor surface is more cost effective as removal post lease and new materials being brought to site isn't required.
- More resistant to high foot traffic. Polished concrete is highly durable to foot or industrial machinery traffic and more resistant to stains.
- Less maintenance and longer service life: Polished floors are easy to clean, and come with a cleaning and maintenance manual. The glossy surface of polished concrete resists the marks of forklift truck tires and staining from oil and chemical spills. Floors don't require a complicated cleaning, stripping and resealing program. Creates an eco-friendly working environment for employees
- 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 tiles and epoxy coatings.
- High light reflectivity: Polished concrete floors are energy efficient: The glass like effect of polished concrete shines and reflects light and heat to reduce energy consumption, yet is solid, durable and low-maintenance.
- Is a sustainable flooring alternative: Polished concrete does not require hazardous coatings, cleaners or adhesives
- Time saving: the work can be completed in sections/stages and with no drying time this can reduce the inconvenience of having to cease trading and can allow a faster return to normal after the job is completed.
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