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Benefits of Polished Concrete

  1. Eliminates Down Time
    Concrete polishing is a dry process that allows our customers to eliminate any significant down time. Access can be given to areas as we work. This often allows us to work during normal operating periods if needed. We use highly effective HEPA filtration vacuum systems that remove all airborne dust particles. This process eliminates the need to cover most equipment and puts our customers back on the floor immediately after the process is complete.

  2. Hardens and Densifies Floors
    The removal of a thin layer of porous concrete plus the use of fast-drying water soluble densifiers closes the surface pores of unpolished concrete making the floor less porous and more dense. This makes polished concrete floors stronger and better wearing. They absorb fewer contaminants such as water and lubricants, and resist impacts more effectively.

  3. Reduces Concrete Dusting
    Normal dusting of unpolished concrete increases the cost and frequency of floor cleaning. This porous concrete often acts like sandpaper and speeds the deterioration of wheels, brushes and cleaning pads. Concrete dust settles on everything from sensitive machinery, moving and maintenance equipment and warehoused inventory. Concrete polishing removes this thin layer of porous concrete.

  4. Reduces Tire Marks and Tire Wear
    Unpolished porous concrete floors speed the deterioration of expensive moving equipment wheels. The hardened and densified nature of polished concrete floors reduces tire marks and much of the wear and tear on expensive moving equipment wheels by eliminating the porous, unpolished first layer of concrete .

  5. Improves Performance of Floor Maintenance Equipment
    Polished concrete floors make cleaning easier and less expensive. These floors create less dust, absorb fewer contaminates, and allow cleaning equipment to pick up more of the cleaning solutions they put down. Polished floors extend the life of brushes, pads, mops, dust mops and brooms. These floors effectively reduce the frequency, length of time, and expense of cleaning.

  6. Reduces Future Maintenance Expenses
    Polished concrete is an effective long-term expense reduction. Standard concrete finishes often require sealing or waxing. These treatments need to be removed and reapplied periodically and often increase the floors tendency to retain contaminants. Rubber from wheels gets trapped and can turn black and unsightly. Polished concrete needs no sealers or waxes. Simple, periodic burnishing helps maintain the reflective nature of these floors and is quick and easy relative to the time and expensive of stripping and applying new sealers or waxes.

  7. Increases Reflective Light Levels
    The concrete polish process allows the customer to specify reflective levels from matte to highly reflective “mirror like” surfaces. Highly reflective floors increase overall light levels by reflecting upwards the light from ceiling fixtures. Estimates for improved light levels can reach 20% and help reduce energy costs.

  8. Cost Competitive
    Not only is polished concrete competitive with alternative floor systems such as epoxy coatings, tile, VCT tile, and carpet, but it eliminates a wide variety of other expenses. A polished concrete floor immediately reduces tire wear, daily maintenance expenses, cleaning expenses, even lighting expenses in some applications. Polished floors require no sealers or waxes, eliminating these costs both now and in the future when these waxes and sealers need to be stripped and replaced.

  9. Maintains Higher Levels of Surface Friction
    Polished concrete floors still remain porous. This gives them an improved level of friction relative to coatings that eliminate all open pores. This helps retain the natural non-slip nature of concrete and helps reduce slip and fall exposure whether wet or dry. Concrete polish meets OSHA safety standards.

  10. Earth Friendly Green Process
    Concrete is a naturally green product. Polishing concrete continues that natural emphasis. Since polishing only removes a thin layer of concrete and makes it virtually maintenance free for an average of 20 years, it’s the perfect “green” floor system. It also eliminates the need for the production and installation of other floor coverings such as carpet, tile, VCT tile, or hardwood. It uses no toxic chemicals, glues or adhesives, and doesn’t need to be replaced and disposed of in landfills.

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  11. Aesthetic Options
    Concrete polishing creates aesthetically pleasing floors without any special treatments. Whether polished and shined, or ground to expose the aggregate, polished floors can rival the look of marble, granite, or terrazzo. In addition, polished concrete floors can be stained and modified in many ways to make your floor “reflect” you particular vision.

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