The design and installation of a polished concrete floor have become very popular in both residential and commercial properties, due to the incredible results, which can totally transform the property.
Many areas with a high amount of foot traffic (such as schools, shops, medical offices, hotels, churches, car dealerships) can benefit enormously from a beautiful, very low maintenance, high gloss polished floor, which does not need waxing!! It might look a bit like tile, granite or marble; it will look as good as these materials, but at about half the cost. Polished concrete floors are much better than carpets, wood or vinyl tiles. The concrete solution is much easier to maintain and isn’t subject to the same deterioration as these other products.
Concrete flooring is also a great solution in industrial or warehouse locations, as the polished surface is resistant to most chemicals, oil, and other contaminants, and can be cleaned quickly and easily with just a mop.
If you want to project a fresh, impressive image to your customers, polished concrete flooring is an excellent choice for a professional yet economical solution. You might also be able to save a few bucks on your artificial lighting costs, as a result of its natural brightness and reflection.
If you are worried about slip accidents by the general public, polished concrete can be treated with a simple anti-slip conditioner, which significantly minimizes this risk.
You need to hire a concrete contractor who has the specialized equipment to perform the work correctly, including diamond saturated polishing disks to grind the concrete to the desired smoothness. Adding dyes and stains in a variety of colors and using stenciled graphics or engraving patterns, can create a fantastic finish that will bring your room to life!