In ordinary unpolished concrete, tiny particles of dust are pushed to the surface through an upward force called hydrostatic pressure, resulting in efflorescence. Polished concrete eliminates this dusting, thereby minimizing maintenance costs over unpolished concrete.
By densifying and sealing the surface, polished concrete transforms a porous concrete floor into a tightened floor that is dense enough to repel water, oil, and other contaminants, preventing them from penetrating the surface.
The reflective properties of a polished concrete floor maximize lighting in facilities. Improved ambient lighting reduces the cost of energy bills, increases safety, and casts your facility in the best possible light.
Polished concrete, though shiny on the surface, does not create a slippery floor. In fact, the benefits of mechanically grinding and flattening the floor ultimately increase the coefficient of friction when compared to ordinary concrete. Polished concrete often exceeds OSHA standards for floors (ASTM C 1028).
Most floor systems, including tile and linoleum, require aggressive scrubbing to maintain a sanitary environment and clean appearance. Polished concrete surfaces are tightly compacted to reduce the development of stains. At the same time, they do not require any waxing or stripping treatments to maintain their sheen.
Polished concrete delivers ROI by significantly reducing energy and maintenance costs through reflectivity that improves ambient lighting, reduction in upkeep (such as waxing), and reduced tire wear for specialized applications.
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