A complete overview of polished concrete floors, including benefits, design options, cost, and maintenance.
Polished concrete is fast becoming the ultimate no-wax flooring material. With the proper floor polishing equipment and experience, contractors can grind concrete floor surfaces, whether new or old, to a high-gloss finish that never needs waxes or coatings. Factor in the superior durability and performance of concrete, and it’s no wonder why more retail, commercial warehouse and office facilities, and even homeowners are catching on to the appeal of these smooth, high-luster floors.
This section offers a complete overview of polished concrete floors, including benefits, design options, equipment requirements, and maintenance needs.
WHAT IS POLISHED CONCRETE?
Heavy-duty machines are used to gradually grind down a concrete surface to the desired degree of shine and smoothness, similar to sanding wood.
WHERE CAN POLISHED CONCRETE BE USED?
The most common places polished concrete is used include:
- Large warehouses and warehouse outlets
- Retail stores
- Hotels and restaurants
- Office buildings
- Auto showrooms
- Private residences
BENEFITS OF POLISHED CONCRETE
Homeowners, retailers, big-box stores, educational 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. Decorative concrete in the form of polished floors has become the logical choice because of the great value it delivers, and because it can compete aesthetically as well.