Polished concrete is the final product of concrete that has been ground using a grinding machine to create a terrazzo appearance. Polished concrete is a great, indoor-use type of concrete finish that allows you to add some color and customization to your flooring. With the ability to leave you with glossy and shining floors, this type of solution is perfect for those that are looking to enhance their interiors and bring their sheen and appearance at the forefront of their home design. If you want your flooring to look unique, expensive, and unlike any other flooring, this is the finishing technique for you!
What is Polished Concrete?
Polished concrete is done using a grinder that grinds away the top layer of concrete to give it its final finish. When the concrete has been ground, it is then finished with an epoxy coating which allows it to dry and gives it a gloss that is unmatchable, yet protective. We recommend all of our clients to have an epoxy coating added to polished concrete because it will prolong its lifespan and make your floors easier to clean over time.
How to Clean Polished Concrete
Like any other smooth, finished surface, polished concrete is actually quite easy to keep clean. All you need to keep your floors in their best condition is some warm water and a soft mop. This makes polished concrete a desirable flooring solution for those that are looking for something more low maintenance yet high in appearance. Because of the durability of epoxy, you don’t have to worry about your floors ever staining or scratching, as the epoxy can easily deter them and make them easier to clean with simple solutions.
Adding a sealant to your polished concrete is still important, even if you have an epoxy coating as well. We recommend adding a sealant to all concrete surfaces once they’ve dried, as this will prolong your concrete’s durability, regardless of its finishing technique. Sealants are not toxic to your flooring nor will they deteriorate them in any form. They’re added once your concrete has been completely cured and dried for best results. Along with protecting your concrete, sealants will also protect their finish as well, including epoxy coatings that are designed to be shiny and glossy.
When clients are looking for estimates on how much to expect to pay for their polished concrete, we always recommend that they shop around for estimates to compare. We offer the best and lowest prices available in the industry – guaranteed! However, the price will also differ depending on the space available and what type of finishing technique you have on your concrete flooring. The costs of polishing concrete are dependent on how much space needs to be ground and covered with coatings or sealants, and the labor involved where there’s old or deteriorating flooring that needs to be removed before adding or refinishing the new flooring. Combined into one, we’re a full-service concrete company that promises low prices for all polished concrete flooring!