Understanding Concrete Flooring

Modern design trends have been veering toward sleek, contemporary, sophisticated materials over the last several years. Many designers are loving the look of polished concrete flooring, which fits right in with sleek, contemporary aesthetics. Concrete is a versatile, durable material that can be used in a variety of ways indoors and out, but only recently has it soared in popularity as a flooring material for both homes and commercial establishments. A cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution, concrete floors can stand the test of time while adding a distinctive beauty to any space.

Understanding Concrete Flooring

Polished concrete flooring accounts for as much as 15 to 20% of all new flooring installations. Previously, concrete was used for subfloors and outdoor spaces, but designers are discovering the beauty of this versatile material and incorporating it in more indoor spaces.

Concrete slabs tend to have a naturally rough surface. The polishing process, which involves grinding, honing, densifying, and finally polishing the concrete, creates a functionally finished floor that is durable, easy to clean, safe, and attractive.

The Benefits of Polished Concrete Flooring

The popularity of concrete flooring can be attributed to its many benefits. At Blackrock Industrial, we offer a variety of services and techniques to help you achieve your design goals.


Simple yet sophisticated, these floors can serve as a dramatic backdrop to any design. They have a sleek, light-reflective property that can bring more light into your space. This can range from a gentle gloss to a brilliant glass-like glow. We can add stamped designs, stains, or other features to perfect the final results and add character.

Simple and Cost-Effective

Unlike some other types of flooring, such as carpet or hardwood, polished concrete is easy to maintain. It’s virtually impossible to damage the concrete even with heavy foot or light vehicle traffic, and it’s even resistant to impacts, stains, and moisture, which means that occasional spills won’t have any effect on your new flooring. It’s environmentally friendly, too, and can be resurfaced, reused, or recycled at the end of its lifespan.


One of the biggest benefits of polished concrete is its lifespan. With proper care, polished concrete can last more than a decade while standing up to the toughest use you can put it through. It’s easy to maintain with simple dust mopping and periodic damp mopping the only real care it needs.

If you’re looking for something new and different, polished concrete is an excellent choice. It’s durable enough to use in warehouses, big box stores, convention centers, and more while still being attractive enough to use in residential applications. Contact Blackrock Industrial today to learn more or schedule an appointment with our team.