Concrete: A Cost Effective Yet Elegant Flooring Option
More and more property owners and managers for restaurants, offices, retail businesses, industrial companies, and even home-owners are discovering the cost effective and attractive solutions of polished concrete. Since most modern structures are built on a concrete slab, the stage is already set for a durable, abrasive-resistant, and potentially stunning final surface, without the need for extensive installation costs and additional materials.
A Certified SurpHaces PRO Partner has experienced technicians who will prepare your existing concrete surface with diamond pads and a chemical densifier, then stain, polish and finish according to your specifications.
Polished concrete flooring has many benefits. It is incredibly low maintenance -- mopping with warm soapy water will do the trick. It is hard-wearing and will not chip or dent like softer surfaces. Polished concrete reduces dust mite and allergen problems, and does not support mold growth. Evidence suggests highly reflective polished concrete reduces lighting needs and enhances natural lighting. Its relatively high coefficient of friction also gives it a degree of slip resistance. A concrete floor that has been hardened and polished will have an extremely long life expectancy compared to other flooring.
Exposing the Aggregate
The top layers of your concrete slab can be ground down to expose the aggregate materials, then polished for a look which can mimic terrazzo at a fraction of the cost.
Patching & Repairs
Has your concrete surface developed pits or cracks or sunken areas? PRO restoration and repair experts can raise and repair your concrete surface, filling pits and holes, and returning it to like new condition.
When texture and color are added to concrete to give it the appearance of stone, brick, slate, and sometimes even wood, it is considered stamped concrete. The array of possibilities combined with great durability and a cost that is typically lower than the materials it imitates make stamped concrete an easy choice for new construction and renovation projects alike. Stamped concrete is a desirable finish for driveways, patios, commercial roads and parking lots, and even interior floors. Over time, dyes may fade and the surface can start to look patchy and unpresentable. Qualified restoration and repair experts can rejuvenate faded or damaged stamped concrete and get it looking like new again.
Staining or Dying Concrete
There are a variety of stains and dyes that can be applied, re-applied or incorporated into concrete surfaces to enhance or restore the appearance or your flooring. Color is achieved by using dry shakes or color hardeners, powder or liquid releases, integral colors or acid stains. All these products may be combined to create even more intricate designs. Top it off with polishing and the results can be both durable and strikingly beautiful, and a wide range of looks can be achieved.