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Polished concrete is concrete flooring processed through grinding down, polishing, and applying a hardener to create a smooth finish. It is extremely durable, saving you time and money from the troublesome repair or replacement costs. Dye applications add color, radial lines, borders, and other designs into the flooring. This makings it very appealing to industrial and commercial floors.

At Bolding Construction, we proudly offer top-quality concrete polish services. Our expert crew can provide you with the custom, durable solution you need at a price to fit your budget.

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Benefits of Polished Concrete

Polished concrete looks great on any commercial or industrial floor. Many facilities that have already experienced the benefits of polished concrete floors.

Benefits include:

  • Durability: The grinding down and applying of the hardener makes the floor have an extremely long life expectancy compared to other floors. A properly maintained polished concrete floor can give 100+ years of service.
  • Strength: Diamond polishing pads grind down polished concrete which is then reinforced with a hardening chemical, ensuring it can withstand large weights and impacts.
  • Low maintenance cleaning: Polished concrete is easily maintained with clean water, and there is no need to wax the floor as it will only dull the finish.
  • Aesthetic: Dyes are applied to add color, radial lines, borders and other designs into the concrete. This makes it ideal for any commercial or industrial space.
  • Safety: Polished Concrete’s high coefficient of friction can make it non-slippery. It also reduces dust mite and allergen problems and does not support mold growth.

WHAT IS POLISHED CONCRETE?

A sturdy surface made when heavy-duty machines gradually grind down a concrete surface to the desired degree of shine and smoothness. The process is similar to sanding wood. 

WHERE CAN POLISHED CONCRETE BE USED?

Polished concrete is great for the following places:

Private residences

Auto showrooms

Office buildings

Hotels and restaurants

Retail stores

Large warehouses and warehouse outlets

BENEFITS OF POLISHED CONCRETE

Everyone from homeowners to retailers and schools are going with polished concrete because of its advantages over other flooring types. Polished concrete has become the go to choice due to its great value and aesthetic appeal.

Residential Benefits:

Cost savings:

Floor covering applications are not necessary when the slab on grade is the finished floor surface

Longer life-cycle savings:

Polished floors are stronger than other materials and need replacement and repairs less frequently.

Cleans up easily:

It doesn’t harbor dirt, dust, or other allergens.

Customization:

It is available in many different colors and designs.

Commercial and Retail Benefits:

Cost savings:

Using the slab on grade as the finished floor surface is cost efficient, and the cost of maintenance is lower. More resistant to high foot traffic. A grocer in Tennessee explains that he is able to maintain primarily just the traffic ways within his store, which saves time and money because he does not have To push around display cases in order to strip and wax his floors. Less maintenance and longer lifespan: Polished floors are very simple to clean, because they only require mopping every once in awhile.

They also eliminate the need for messy waxes or coatings as well as the associated labor, time, and expense to apply them. The surface of polished concrete is resistant to forklift and truck tire marks, as well as oil staining and chemical spills.

Resists moisture transmission:

Polished concrete is a breathable floor which prevents issues that occur with other flooring materials that seal off the concrete.

High light reflectivity:

Important for office building floors, hotels, restaurants, and other public facilities that want to project a bright, clean, professional image. Also saves energy by reducing artificial lighting requirements Sustainable flooring alternative: Polished concrete does not need hazardous chemicals coatings, cleaners, or adhesives.

FAQ

CAN ALL CONCRETE BE POLISHED?

With proper preparation, it is possible to polish most concrete. This is usually possible regardless of the age of the concrete. However, there are some exceptions. See how to determine your floor’s suitability for polishing.

WHAT DESIGN OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE WITH POLISHED CONCRETE?

There are many ways to design and customize polished concrete. Some of these options include scoring, coloring, creating grids, lines, borders, bands, and other designs. Dying and staining remain the most popular way to enhance existing concrete. Because polishing is a multistep process, you can choose the level of sheen — from satin to high-gloss — that meets your maintenance and aesthetic requirements. Check out design ideas and project profiles to get ideas for coloring with stains and dyes, decorative engraving, stenciled graphics, and faux finishes for your own polished concrete floor.

WHAT DOES POLISHED CONCRETE COST?

Costs for polished concrete will vary by region, square footage, preparation needed, and the complexity of the project and design options; but you can expect to pay between $3 and $12 per square foot. Residential pricing may be slightly higher than commercial because of the need for smaller equipment and tighter spaces.

HOW DOES POLISHED CONCRETE COMPARE TO OTHER FLOORING OPTIONS?

Decorative polished concrete offers an array of options and advantages that other floors cannot compete with. The durability, performance, and sustainability just can’t be beat.

ARE POLISHED CONCRETE FLOORS HARD TO MAINTAIN?

Polished concrete floors are extremely durable throughout their life, but will need a little maintenance to keep their beautiful shine. The good news is, they are generally easier to maintain than other types of decorative floors. Routine maintenance consists of keeping the floor free of dust and debris that can abrade the surface with dust and damp mopping. Learn more about polished concrete floor maintenance.

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