Polished concrete is a multi-step process where a concrete floor is mechanically ground, honed and then polished with bonded abrasives in order to cut the concrete floor’s surface to prepare for a beautiful transformation. It is then refined with each cut in order to achieve a specified level of appearance, which typically has 3 levels of grind:
- Light Grind
- Medium Grind
- Full Grind
Concrete Polishing used to be most commonly found or done to warehouse floors and restaurants kitchens. Now, you find polished concrete in commercial, industrial, corporate offices, retail shops, and finally it’s catching on in the residential space.
So, now you ask, why should you choose to polish your concrete floors? … Here are a few great reasons!
1. Environmentally Friendly
Unlike all your other choices, polished concrete doesn’t require the use of other flooring materials, all you need is an existing concrete subfloor and you’re set! Additionally, a polished concrete floor releases no toxic fumes or volatile organic compound which can be very harmful to the environment around you.
2. Very Cost Effective
When you sit down and compare the average lifespan of floor types, polished concrete is definitely the most affordable option.
Polished concrete is admired for its natural finish and shimmer or sheen. It has an amazing quality and leaves a tough impression that goes unmatched. Impress your friends, family, and customers with a more beautiful final product.
4. Easy Maintenance
One of the most popular reasons that businesses choose polished concrete over everything else, is that it is so easy keep it clean and maintained. Unlike many other flooring types, no waxing is needed. A properly polished concrete floor stays beautiful for much longer, even in very busy and high traffic applications.
5. Improved Lighting and Contrast
Because of polished concrete’s reflective finish, it can brighten up a workplace and home, quite literally! The smooth surface maximizes the effects of lighting in the area, which offers additional visibility in warehouses, kitchens, living rooms, and more areas where you want to be able to have furniture, workspaces and safety stand out.
6. Easy to Sanitize
Having a floor that is easy to clean and sanitize is key. Polished concrete fits the standards easily, for businesses and homes that have or require more strict cleaning schedules and standards. Polished concrete is smooth and solid, without any cavities or large pores that usually will harbor mold, dust mites, pet dander, and pathogens. Ultimately, cleaning and sanitizing a polished concrete floor is quite simple and straightforward when you have the right cleaning products.
Last, but not least, is how durable a polished concrete floor is. Polished concrete floors easily stand up to heavy traffic. Unlike other floors that wear very easily, polished concrete floors do not. Concrete floors that are untreated or coated, don’t stand a chance in comparison to polished concrete.
Excited about Polished Concrete for your home, office, business or warehouse? …
It’s time you get in touch with us here at Apex Polished Concrete. Here, at Apex Polished Concrete, Concrete Polishing is our thing. It’s what we know and love to do.
Why choose us? … we are San Diego based and have an amazing team that delivers top quality finishes and customer service. We achieve the most beautiful shine through a mechanical process. Which means there are no topical sealers used that can eventually wear out or delaminate over time. Part of our polishing process is to densify the concrete floor.
— Always the best choice, Apex Polished Concrete in San Diego!