Polished concrete not only looks absolutely amazing if it is done by a professional, but is also an exceptionally durable material that you can use for both walls and floors. It has become increasingly popular over the past few years due to its appearance and ability to withstand constant traffic, as well as being much easier to clean than tiles and carpet. Our team thoroughly enjoy completing polished concrete projects for our clients and get extreme joy from seeing their clients satisfaction. Here we discuss different ways polished concrete is used which may help the viewer to see concrete as a feature rather than just a foundation.
Polished concrete became increasingly popular with the rise of the industrial trend and remained in fashion due to the durability and ease of cleaning up messes. Polished concrete can be used throughout the home including living areas and bedrooms often in combination with rugs. They are exceptionally popular in wet areas such as kitchens and bathrooms as well as the high traffic areas such as hallways. Polished concrete is low maintenance and only requires attendance every couple of years for cracks and sealing to assist in protection from stains.
Our commercial clients love polished concrete flooring because it doesn’t obviously show traffic marks the same as carpet or grout would. It is easy to clean up mess from a dropped coffee or vacuum up dust if it has been correctly sealed and polished by a professional contractor. Pontiac Concrete are able to complete polished concrete projects large commercial spaces in a relatively quick manner, so that you can start up your new business quickly or have a renovation over the Christmas break. We take care in our work to make sure that the surface is level and smooth to ensure the safety of your employees and clients.
Polishing concrete floors can have different process depending on the look that is desired. In general a chemical hardener is used to make the concrete denser and harden the concrete. This chemical used in combination with the specialized equipment used by the trained professionals at Pontiac Concrete will then start to polish the concrete. This can be done a number of times to achieve the level of polish you would like to see for your area. As professionals and experts in working with concrete, we always recommend the use of a sealer after this process has been completed to help protect your surface from stains.
There are different ways you are able to customize your concrete before and during the polishing process. You have the ability to color the concrete whilst it is being poured and after the curating process begin polishing. There are also a range of levels of polishing, known as grit. 400 being the lowest to be considered a polished concrete floor all the way up to 3,000. In simple terms, the higher the grit the more shiny and polished your surface will appear.