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The Advantages of Polished Concrete:

Polished concrete is the new up and coming flooring trend that everyone should know about. It is preferred over epoxy flooring because of its impressive strength and beautiful clean look. Polished concrete is ideal for garages becuase it is resistant to most toxic chemicals and spills. It is also very sustainable because of its light reflectivity that is usually required in garages, so you do not need to invest in a ton of new lighting fixtures. Polished concrete is economical, attractive, and environmentally-friendly, which makes it one of the most up and coming flooring on the market. The smooth, lustrous look of polished concrete includes a low maintenance and easy care, reduces allergens, and is affordable. With polished concrete, there is no need to worry about waxing, polishing, or re-coating the surface and these floors will last you a lifetime. 

It provides more safety: 

When discussing flooring for industrual warehouses and other large spaces where many people walk, safety is crucial. For example, if your space has untreated concrete floors, dust particles from the concrete can mix with the air, which can be very harmful to people's lungs. Concrete dust will not happen with polished concrete because the grinding process prevents any particles from getting into the air. 

The Lifespan: 

When installed correctly, sealed, and polished concrete can be expected to last years or more, no matter the environment. Its lifespan has been proven one of the longest out of all the flooring covering options in the industry. In the long run you can save money on you floors because it never needs to be replaced and shouldn't become worn or damaged over the years. 

Easy to Maintain:

Polished concrete is very easy to maintain. You just must lightly dust or mop daily to prevent dirt from accumulating. You should also use a damp mop on it weekly to remove any smudging, scuffs, and water marks, to restore the shine.

It is incredibly durable:

Over time, all flooring will show signs of wear and tear. But in the cases of polished concrete, that deterioration is going to be minimal. Polished concrete undergoes chemical densification. This means its not easy to dent or chip. Combined with regular maintenance, polished concrete can be a long-lasting investment.

Sanitary:

Properly, finished, and sealed concrete can be virtually resistant to fluids, especially water. Coatings can provide waterproof barriers that seal the concrete and prevent contaminants from actually getting to the concrete. Some coatings can also provide anti-microbial protection. And high-quality concrete flooring shouldn’t have cracks or crevice in the surface that can trap food and dirt and harbor bacteria.

Its not slippery:

It’s easy to be fooled by polished concrete’s bright shine, and assume it’s a slippery surface, but that’s not the case at all. Unless its wet, it is as safe as any other type of flooring.

There’s no fluid absorption:

If you’re on the fence about intreated concrete might not seem like the most cost-effective flooring option. But if you’re planning long-term usage and can fit it into your budget, its likely to provide a great return on investment. Polished concrete is a premium, high-quality material that will almost undoubtedly stand the test of time.  

It maximizes the reflectivity:

In extensive facilities such as warehouses, good lighting is essential. Polished concrete has excellent reflective properties that help maximize overall illumination. It can also help increase ambient lighting, which can lead to utility bills reduction.

It looks great:

The practical and logistical benefits of polished concrete are significant, especially when used in industrial buildings. But its also worth mentioning that is looks impressive. When installed correctly, polished concrete has a shine that can even look a bit glamorous and very inviting. Nowadays there are endless variety of colors and textures that can simulate the look of different flooring materials without the price tag. It is open for any design, you can even add engravings and stenciled graphic right into the surface.

Enjoy the polished concrete shine:

These are the main benefits of using polished concrete in your commercial or residential space. Shiny flooring is hard to ignore and can be an excellent practical and aesthetic choice for many. And when it comes to cost, it’s a long-term investment that can serve most people well.

Call HTC Commercial Flooring for your next Polished Concrete Project! (708)942-5800

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