Polished concrete is the result of grinding concrete to create a marbled or dimensional look in the existing concrete. By polishing your concrete, especially for indoor use, you can easily reduce the amount of dust that concrete would otherwise harbor, as well as the debris that can often times become trapped in the crevices of concrete’s ridges. Polished concrete can give standard concrete a new and unique look that is suitable for indoor purposes and increases the value of your concrete flooring.
The process of polishing concrete includes using a specialized machine to grind the surface of the concrete flooring to give it a terrazzo appearance that has more depth than flattened or traditional concrete. Polishing concrete is done to smooth out the top surface layer of concrete and reduce the amount of crevices or ridges that are present in the porous surface of concrete. When you polish concrete, you’re doing more than giving it a new sheen, you’re giving it a new life as well!
Polished concrete has long been used for indoor use because it can withstand heavy amounts of foot traffic without scratching, cracking, or becoming easily damaged. It works well for those that are invested in enhancing their home’s interior aesthetics through a solid flooring system. Furthermore, polished concrete is a sustainable and eco-friendly solution that doesn’t use harmful chemicals to treat and finish it, like some other flooring systems might. Since polished concrete also doesn’t crack or chip easily, it works well for holding or storing furniture and appliances, regardless of their size and weight.
Some clients might be confused as to how grinding existing concrete can really increase its durability. We’re here to tell you that it’s possible! After concrete has been grinded in preparation for its polishing finish, it is sealed using a heavy-duty sealant that protects the new layers from water, UV, and other elemental damage. If you have existing concrete in your home that you’d like polished, this will not reduce the quality of the concrete nor will it take years off of its lifespan. Instead, it will give it a brand new appearance and bring more value to your home because of its appearance.
Another great perk of polished concrete is that it is very easy to maintain. It doesn’t require much more than warm water and a soft mop to keep its surface clean and shiny. You can readily purchase some cleaning solutions from the store that will increase its shine and remove hard dirt and debris, but very little will actually penetrate the surface of the flooring enough to actually damage it. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about staining or discoloration, making it a great flooring system for those with children, pets, and frequent visitors. Polished concrete can also be used in kitchens, bathrooms, and areas that might see frequent spills or food interacting with the surface, but you can relax knowing that your polished concrete floors won’t be damaged. We are also providing Garage floor resurfacing service.