Polished concrete flooring can be created on new or existing floorings and delivers a matt or gloss finish that is easy to maintain. Polished concrete is ideal for a variety of different settings as it is a low maintenance, yet still decorative, flooring option that lasts – polished concrete flooring can last up to 10 years! Despite its glossy and smooth appearance polished concrete flooring is no more slippery that other flooring solutions and can be treated to increase slip resistance, helping to avoid any potential accidents and legal cases in public settings. Polished concrete needs little to be kept well maintained; only needing to be mopped vacuumed or swept to be kept in top condition – if you strive after a brightly polished floor, these polished concrete floors can be cleaned and polished with the twister diamond cleaning system.
Polished concrete floors make the most financial sense as they can cost 60% less than other flooring solutions due to their durability, lifespan and low maintenance costs. One of the key benefits of polished concrete is the reduced maintenance cost – especially in high traffic areas like warehouses and corridors. Not only are polished concrete floors easy to clean, they can resist scuff marks and tire marks and have no need for waxes and coatings, this cutting labour costs and expense for cleaning. Polished concrete is considered a good sustainable flooring option because it makes use of the materials already present, since most modern buildings are built on a concrete slab. Polishing the concrete flooring that is already down means that there are fewer material costs than other flooring solutions. It is a relatively simple process whereby a concrete grinder, is used to wear down the concrete surface to the desired degree of shine and smoothness, resulting in a finish much like polished granite or marble. And for you green minded businesses – polished concrete flooring is also greener because less energy is used in polishing concrete than in applying a floor covering, not to mention the energy absorbed by floor coverings during their lifespan!
If you are after an economical, long lasting, easy to maintain flooring option, polished concrete is ideal!