Not all flooring can be bought in a retail store. Concrete flooring is a big part of the flooring industry. It can look just as good as hardwood, tile and carpet. Flooring Removal Services is here to help you keep that concrete flooring looking good with our concrete grinding service.
There are a variety of types of polishing as well. Depending on what kind of a look you want to achieve, Flooring Removal Services will help you select the right type for your project. The four types of finished gloss are flat (ground), satin (honed), semi-polished and highly-polished. They range from very little reflection (flat) to high reflection or mirror-like reflection (highly-polished). Concrete grinding is similar to sanding wood in that both use machines to grind down the surfaces to the desired shine. Polishing/grinding concrete can remove stains, blemishes, and minor pits from the floor. During the polishing process an internal impregnating sealer is applied. This sealer not only protects the concrete from the inside out, but it hardens the concrete too.
Many commercial facilities and residential homes use concrete flooring these days instead of hardwood, laminate, tile or vinyl. Some common places that polished concrete is being used are retail stores, office buildings, car dealership showrooms, warehouses, hotels and restaurants. There are a few reasons for this:
Concrete is easy to clean. It is a great option for people with allergies as concrete doesn’t harbor dust and dirt. All that is needed is a weekly mopping with soapy water.
It costs less long term to maintain than other floor coverings. A concrete floor that has been polished and maintained through the years can last a century or more. Polished concrete also never has to be waxed.
Concrete flooring that is highly polished can reduce energy demands, because a polished floor can hold indoor temperature longer.
Concrete flooring is also very versatile. It can be used on the exterior of your house, inside your home or in commercial buildings.
Concrete can be decorative. The use of concrete isn’t just a medium for construction these days. You can add texture and colors to concrete to make it look like brick, stone, slate and other flooring products.
Because of the specialized machines used in polishing and grinding concrete and the amount of experience needed to have the project come out right, this is definitely not a do-it-yourself job. It is best left for the professionals at Flooring Removal Services.