What are Polished Concrete Floors?
Polished Concrete floors are floors that have been ground by hand with progressively finer concrete polishing tools. This polishing method allows us to achieve a high gloss, durable finish on most existing concrete slabs. We only use environmentally safe, non toxic products in both commercial and residential concrete floor polishing applications. If your existing concrete floor is too rustic to be polished to your desired finish, concrete overlays are often the best solution.
Can any concrete floor be polished?
Any concrete floor can be polished, however the range of achievable finishes will vary depending on the quality of your existing concrete slab. Rustic concrete floors with a slightly uneven finish have been in style for modern residential and commercial renovations for decades. This is no accident! Any slab can be polished to a beautiful, rustic finish at a cost well below hard wood. You can also expect amazing durability and low maintenance from this type of concrete finish.
Concrete floors that will be frequently exposed to oils or other chemicals, such as concrete garage floors or industrial flooring applications, may benefit from epoxy sealing rather than polishing. Polished floors are still porous and can absorb these undesirable chemicals. Epoxy sealed concrete floors will easily reject these chemicals to provide a no maintenance, long lasting concrete floor finish.
What are Concrete Floor Overlays?
If your existing concrete floor is in too poor of condition to be polished to a consistent, high gloss finish, a thin layer of high quality concrete can be poured by hand over your concrete slab. This concrete is specifically designed to be polished, and with this method we can achieve concrete polishing results that beautifully mimic the appearance of exotic stone flooring at a fraction of the cost. This method of concrete floor finishing is cost effective, environmentally friendly and extremely durable. At Craftsman Concrete Flooring, beautiful polished overlays are one of our specialties. We’ve been doing this here in Texas since the early 1990’s.
Is concrete floor polishing dusty or messy?
At Craftsman Concrete we’re highly committed to best environmental practices during concrete floor finishing processes. Maintaining pristine air quality for your family or employees is one of our absolute priorities. Our specialized concrete floor polishing machines keep over 99% of ground concrete particulate out of the atmosphere. This means low cleanup and an environment thats safe to occupy immediately after our concrete floor finishing team leaves.
What maintenance do polished concrete floors require?
For high gloss concrete floors, an occasional application of a natural, beeswax wear coat is all thats required. This will maximize the natural shine and beauty of your floor, and keep it looking pristine. For lower gloss, rustic concrete floor finishes finishes, floors should be swept and mopped as needed with an all purpose floor cleaner.