A polished concrete floor is one of the best floorings updates a home or business can do. After all, it turns a cracked, stained, and old concrete surface into a thing of beauty. Concrete alone can’t withstand dirt, water, and foot traffic, so polishing is due every few years.
But, obviously, before you make any property renovation decision, you should first consider everything involved with the project. Epoxy Time has had its hands in countless polished concrete projects, so we’ve come to understand everything you need to know before upgrading to a polished concrete floor.
As we said, concrete alone doesn’t always stand the test of time. Concrete itself is a porous structure, so water and other liquids can seep in over time and cause staining or erosion. This means you need to evaluate your existing surface to determine whether or not it’s fit for polishing.
Concrete that’s too thin, lightweight, or damaged isn’t suitable for polishing. The shot blast and grinding process involved with concrete polishing can be too extreme for bad floors like this. Any crack or chip needs to be repaired before grinding the concrete down.
Maintenance of the Floor
Polished concrete is a durable and long-lasting floor solution, which means it can handle normal wear and tear. But if your floor experiences excessive foot or vehicle traffic, chemical spills, and abrasion from furniture or equipment, then it won’t hold up forever.
To combat the drastic deterioration of your polished floor, you should regularly maintain it. This includes daily spill cleaning and dry mopping to pick up light dust and weekly wet mopping with a neutral-PH cleaner to thoroughly remove dirt, debris, and grime. If you don’t have the time or budget for frequent cleaners, that’s an important consideration for your floor.
Installation: DIY or Professional?
With any home or commercial property project, you should always consider whether or not you can do the job yourself. If it’s DIY-friendly, you can learn a new skill and save some money at the same time.
However, polishing a concrete floor is not the most DIY-friendly task. The biggest reason behind this is that it requires expensive and specialized equipment (like a shot blaster or grinder). And, that equipment needs someone who is trained and experienced with it.
Apart from the equipment, the process itself should require professional craftsmanship. There’s a lot involved in preparation before polishing and expertise to ensure the job’s done right. If it isn’t, your floor might end up crooked, susceptible to stains, and not that good-looking.
Your floor is supposed to be a property investment that lasts for years. Don’t settle for a poor job when you can hire professionals who’ve done it hundreds of times. Your home or business will thank you.
Finally, the biggest factor overall is the cost. Because polished concrete doesn’t require an entirely new floor or a new coating (like epoxy coating for a garage), it’s a relatively inexpensive endeavor. In fact, Epoxy Time prides itself on offering fair prices for our high-quality services. And we work hard to get the job promptly so you can go back to enjoying your home or utilizing your warehouse.
How Can Epoxy Time Help You?
Epoxy Time is a family-owned and operated business in the Riverside, CA area. We specialize in epoxy floor coatings and concrete polishing for residential and commercial properties. Our goal is to provide quality workmanship that will exceed your expectations and give you a beautiful floor that’ll last for years to come.
Don’t let busy schedules or lack of expertise hold you back from beautifying your business. With Epoxy Time, we guarantee professional craftsmanship backed by experience and our 10-year product warranty. We aim to deliver unparalleled results, durable and safe floors, and fast turnaround times.
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Want to discover how easy it is to upgrade your current floor with a concrete polish or concrete coating? You’ll instantly wonder why you haven’t transformed your property sooner. Contact our experienced team today for a free estimate based on your unique project.