Why Concrete Polishing is Important
Your concrete slab is designed for and exposed to constant use. Depending on the type of space - industrial, warehouse, office, airplane hangar, large garage, or basement, the wear and tear on the floor can come from foot traffic, industrial machines, and equipment, or a combination. Polishing your concrete floor provides a number of benefits.
Low Cost of Maintenance
Polished concrete offers lower cost of ownership than many other floor finishes. Regular cleaning and an occasional burnish will keep your polished floor looking great for years. Plus, polished concrete resists scratches and has a harder surface than traditional concrete.
During the polishing process, a water-soluble densifier is applied. This solution is applied to a concrete surface in order to fill pores, increasing surface density and hardness. Your floor is easier to maintain and most substances, including dust and other allergens clean up quickly.
Appearance matters. While many people think that concrete is only gray, there are many colors of stains that can be applied to get a personalized effect. Company logos or specialty stencils are also available.
Not sure if polished concrete is the right choice for your space? Contact Brent at Reliance Concrete Polishing.
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"Brent and his team came down to Tennessee and polished a basement floor for me. It was a tough project and I was so grateful for his depth of experience and skill, given the poor conditions of the existing concrete he had to work with. Definitely recommend!!" Jeremy Snow
"Brent and his team at Reliance Concrete are fantastic…. worked with me every step of the way to get the color for my concrete floor just right... went through great lengths to make sure I was entirely satisfied... floor looks absolutely stunning" - Eric Love
"Reliance did a fantastic job polishing our concrete basement floor... very experienced, skilled, punctual, friendly, respectful and took great pride in their work… surpassed our expectations! Highly recommend!" - Ben Mayes
"Reliance did an amazing job restoring our 150-year-old concrete floors. They worked with us to create a custom design and stain that speaks to our mission…. professional, considerate, tidy, and friendly….couldn't have asked for a better team or result!" - Alicia - Ocean Alliance.
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Polishing concrete is accomplished using progressively higher grit diamond-embedded pucks/pads, after the application of a water-soluble densifier. A protectant is applied and burnished into the slab. The final result is a floor that is attractive, practical, and economical. The durability of a polished concrete floor is unmatched.
A Polished Concrete floor can withstand even the toughest traffic and add years to the life of the floor. They are resistant to Wear, dusting, marking (such as forklift tires), water, abrasion, and heat. Polished concrete floors can be utilized in new or old construction for manufacturing plants, warehouses, factories, showrooms, retail, residential and industrial environments. Polished concrete’s unique shine and appearance make it look quite slippery when in reality it is not. It is no more slippery than any normal clean, dry concrete surface.
Polished concrete tends to be more slip-resistant than polished stone floors. For polished concrete floors, there are some anti-slip conditioners that can be applied if necessary for extra protection from accidents. These conditioners have additives that aid in the improvement of traction and make wet surfaces safer. Although they require reapplication over time they do not require any additional maintenance.