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Businesses are increasingly choosing polished concrete flooring because of the low-cost maintenance, durability and the glistening finish and appeal.

Many customers in retail, warehouse and office facilities are opting for polished concrete floors as an alternative to conventional Concrete Sealing. When concrete is polished, not only is it eye-catching but it becomes stronger and less porous to stains and discoloration. In addition, polished concrete highly reflective sheen reduces the need for unnecessary lighting and improves natural light dispersal.

Polished concrete flooring can be installed virtually at any location where you need long lasting flooring solution, either at your retail store, office or business.

While polished concrete flooring is commonly used for retail or commercial spaces, it can also be used in your home, warehouse, sales offices garages etc.

How is polished concrete achieved?

The top surface of the concrete is grinded using diamond grinding wheels and a water-based hardener is added to the porous surface, that reacts with the pores to reinforce the new surface layer. This results in permanent dust proofing that provides very good resistance to discoloration and protection against damage.

After this process, resin-bonded diamond pads is used to further polish the surface, providing additional luster and shine. This can be achieved in one of three ways:

  • 3000 grit resin bond diamond will produce a high gloss finish.
  • 1,500 grit resin bond diamond will produces a semi-gloss finish.
  • 800 grit resin bond diamond will produces a satin finish.

Add colors to your polished concrete floors

Add some color, don’t limit yourself to the traditional grey. Often tints or dyes are used in the polishing to enrich the look of the final result. This can be done in various ways. First is the use of an integral coloring mixture that even out any worn or faded areas. A second option is to use a dye from an eclectic and lustrous color palette and complementary edge tint. Other coloring methods include stains to deepen existing colours or the use of shake-on colors.

Benefits of Polished Concrete Flooring

  • A sustainable green alternative to coated floorings. The sealers that are often applied to concrete contain harmful substances and have a harmful effect on the environment. Polished concrete is the floor standard of choice in LEED Certification and a standard of the Canadian Green Building Counsel.
  • Savings in energy. Mechanically polished concrete floor eliminates, high energy consumption. In addition, an exposed polished concrete floor has a high thermal mass, which means it absorbs significant amounts of heat energy slowly, holding it for long periods of time before releasing it. This balances indoor temperatures and reduces heating and cooling requirements.
  • Offers unbeatable durability when compared to Epoxy coated flooring, and an unlimited lifespan.
  • Low maintenance and cost effective. No more expensive and periodic stripping, sealing, waxing or coating: polished concrete is functional and hard-wearing. Your budget will benefit in the long term. It is easy to clean – regular sweeping to remove any dirt followed by a damp mop with a neutral cleaner.
  • Safety. The natural porosity of polished concrete allows it to breathe and resist moisture. Polished concrete relative high coefficient of friction, along with the flat surface that grinding produces, provides a safe flooring option, dry or wet. Cleaning is essential and any surface can become slippery if not properly maintained.
  • Aesthetically appealing and a great alternative for businesses and homeowners, looking for a beautiful, mirror-like finish on their floors.
  • Suitable for most new and existing concrete provided it meets certain specifications such as its hardness and overall condition and flatness, most concrete surfaces can be polished.
Leave the hard work to Reliable Choice Contract Polished Concrete Service. You choose the effect, colour and finish you want and let us do the rest. It’s never been easier..…book your appointment today with one of our friendly specialists, so that we can guide you through the process. We can also offer polished concrete maintenance service. The shine can fade over time, especially in high traffic areas or if the floor isn’t swept at regular intervals since any grit brought in from outside has a sandpaper effect, that can erode the glossy sheen. Contact us if your polished concrete floor lacks its original lustre and you would like us to restore it to its original finish.

Our professional team can provide you top quality concrete polishing and protective coating services, innovative and a very affordable solution for your business or home. Contact us today for a free estimate.


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