Concrete floors are so versatile that it can be made beautiful even in its plain state. Waxing and buffing concrete can make it shiny enough to reflect light but the shine caused by wax is quite short-lived. Now, you can make your plain concrete floors shine the same way with less effort and costs. Polished concrete is a method of enhancing a plain slab with the use of a grinding machine. Think of it as sanding concrete to remove the worn-out surface and reveal the smoother layer underneath.
Top Benefits of Polished Concrete
Polished concrete surfaces are becoming a trend to those who prefer plain concrete and those who thought they didn’t but are now impressed by it. For those of you who are unsure about concrete polishing, here are top reasons why it is highly recommended:
Economical– There is no new material needed to polish concrete and that cuts the cost. Also, it helps you save more money in the long run because you don’t need to regularly wax and buff it to maintain its shine. Its high reflectivity also brightens a room, thus, conserving energy.
Appealing– After the concrete has been polished, it gives the impression of laminated concrete. It looks so appealing that it can be used on commercial spaces in its plain gray state or with the addition of a concrete stain. You can also choose the level of shine you want.
Low-maintenance– While waxed floors need to be regularly waxed and buffed to restore its shine, polished concrete does not. Simply sweeping the floor with a broom keeps it clean. Occasional wet mopping to remove stubborn and debris.
Cost of Polishing Concrete
Polishing is one of the most cost-effective methods of enhancing a concrete surface. However, there is no exact cost for a concrete polishing job. Costs may vary based on several factors. The size of the job is one of the most influential. Concrete spaces are measured and charged per square foot. Other factors include the level of surface preparation needed, repairs, additional customizing services like staining, and more.
Polished concrete involves a long process that consists of repeated grinding using grits with varying coarseness. This must be done by a professional with the right skill, experience, and equipment to yield outstanding results. Cincinnati Concrete Artisans is proud to have a team of highly trained individuals that specializes in concrete polishing. We are committed to provide you with results that are nothing short of the best.
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