Polished Concrete Flooring Process
Many people think of subflooring when they think of concrete, but it is becoming more popular as a stand-alone flooring material, much like carpet or tile. According to one report, concrete flooring is installed in one out of five new builds every year. Modern concrete is not just durable. It is also sleek and chic, capable of taking your space to the next level. At Blackrock Industrial, our flooring contractor offers a wide range of concrete flooring options that can transform your space and create exactly the look you want.
Concrete offers strength and versatility that you simply cannot find in other materials. Here is what you need to know about using polished concrete flooring in your space.
The Process of Concrete Polishing
Polishing concrete is a multi-step process that creates a strong, glass-like surface that requires minimal maintenance service. Old floor coatings, if present, must first be removed, and any damage is repaired. A special sealant is applied to penetrate the pores and further harden the concrete. Once the concrete is prepared, it can be polished. A polishing machine uses fine diamond grits to shine and smooth the floor. High grades of diamonds bring out a smooth, brilliant finish with a mirror-like shine.
After the concrete polishing process is complete, your floor will be stronger and more durable, and it will look and function beautifully for many years to come.
The Benefits of Polished Concrete Flooring
Hardened polished concrete floors have one of the longest life spans compared to other flooring solutions. A properly maintained polished concrete floor can last a century or longer and can even outlast hardwood, which can chip, scratch, or suffer from dents and water damage. They maintain their appearance, too, for many years, which is what makes them such a great choice for high-traffic areas and even industrial spaces with minimal maintenance. To clean polished concrete, you only need to dust mop daily and periodically wet mop with clean water. Concrete is also unlikely to harbor allergens the way carpet can, and it is fast and easy to clean, making it harder for mold and bacteria to gain a foothold. Concrete flooring is also naturally slip-resistant despite its high-shine finish.
Finally, concrete is a naturally green material and can help you achieve LEED certification. You might even save on your energy bill with its reflective surface improving ambient lighting by up to 30 percent.
Blackrock Industrial Concrete Floors
At Blackrock Industrial, we offer comprehensive concrete flooring solutions, including concrete restoration, resurfacing, sealing, and polishing. To fully customize your new polished concrete floors, we can stain, dye, or add personalized designs and aggregate. We use only diamonds made in the United States using leading-edge equipment and tools, and our highly skilled team incorporates the latest techniques to ensure you have the best results for your needs. Contact Blackrock Industrial today to learn more about your options for polishing concrete or to schedule a design consultation with our industrial flooring contractor.