Eco-Friendly Sustainable Decorative Concrete Flooring
Recycle old flooring – by removing old tile or carpeting from an existing concrete floor, and polishing it rather than covering it, you will be working toward a L.E.E.D. certified project. Concrete polishing is an economical alternative to floor coverings such as carpet, VCT, and wood products. The initial installation can be as low as $4 per square foot on commercial projects with 5 times the wear ability and life expectancy. Periodic maintenance and cleaning costs of polished concrete are significantly less than traditional floor coverings, the savings are realized through the years of ownership. The look of polished concrete has a natural appeal when deep grinding reveals the sand and stone aggregate naturally found in the concrete pour. Concrete polishing is the Green choice for many flooring applications from large commercial/industrial and even small residential floors.
- Provides greater abrasion resistance than unfinished concrete
- Fights the absorption of oil and contaminants
- Resists tire marks from fork trucks and other traffic
- Negates lifting, peeling, or flaking
- Minimizes hydrostatic and vapor pressure issues
- Requires no cure schedule
- Offers a flatter, more level surface
- Meets or exceeds OSHA static coefficient friction of 0.5
Concrete polishing can offer surface sheen options from satin to high gloss. Coloring and designs can be added during the process. All our polished concrete jobs include concrete densifying which hardens and strengthens the concrete.
Candidate floors for Concrete Polishing are usually industrial and commercial Laser-Screeded and burnished concrete floors that are flat. Most residential floors do not polish well, but other residential methods that involve the use of sealers and buffing can achieve lasting results.
Colors and designs can be incorporated into the Polishing process. Please see the color chart below.