Unsure about the benefits of concrete polishing? Read our FAQ below for answers to the most commonly asked questions. If you still have additional questions regarding our concrete polishing services, call us for a free estimate today!
The process for polishing concrete includes multiple-steps that should be completed by an experienced professional to ensure quality results. First, your existing concrete floor will need to be examined for any damage to be fixed prior to polishing. Common repairs are fixing cracks or holes and applying a degreaser to lift any oil stains, if necessary. We then use a series of diamond grinding discs and chemical hardeners to achieve a perfectly sleek and shiny finish. Our grinding process is versatile and can create matte finishes or a mirror-like shine. Each concrete floor is unique so the process may vary between projects.
Polished concrete floors are a beneficial addition to both residential and commercial for many reasons. Some of the most popular benefits of polished concrete floors include:
Longevity: Polished concrete floors have a considerably longer life-span than other flooring options. The increased longevity is due to the floor’s ability to resist damage from damage and moisture. These floors are often installed in commercial and industrial areas because they can withstand heavy machinery, constant traffic, and staining.
Increased Resistance: The non-porous surface of the floor prevents moisture and spills from seeping into the concrete and causing damage or stains. Not only can the floor resist chemical spills and heat, but they are also slip-resistant to help increase safety.
Affordability: Polished concrete floors are also popular due to the low installation and maintenance costs. They are a low-cost investment that can help to save you money over time.
Unique and Customizable: Polished concrete floors have countless design options, making each floor a unique work of art. There are a variety of colors, finishes, and designs available to make your new floor truly one of a kind.
The life of a polished concrete floor will depend on its environment and use. Typically, polished concrete will last longer in a residential setting than in an industrial or commercial area where there are high demands and heavy traffic. The concrete polishing process is intended to be permanent and on average, you can expect your floor to last well over 20 years.
Maintenance for polished concrete is minimal and no expensive equipment is needed to keep it looking new. Our polished concrete floors in Michigan are designed to last for years and do not require any additional waxing or sealants to keep the surface shiny. Recommended maintenance includes daily dry mopping to remove dust and grime from the surface of the floor. Wet mops can also be used to clean the surface and to absorb any spills. Be sure to avoid acidic or harsh chemicals as they can damage and dull the floor’s surface. Any spills should be cleaned promptly to avoid potential staining.
Concrete cracks for a variety of different reasons but often result from poor installation, an improper ratio of concrete to water, or concrete that dries too fast. There are a variety of causes that result in cracked concrete, which is why it’s crucial to have a professional examine the pre-existing concrete structure and handle all installation. All concrete can crack, even with flawless installation, though there are steps that can be taken to minimize these risks.
Each concrete floor is unique and needs to be examined by a professional to determine the best method for removing stains. Our experienced team will determine whether a degreaser should be added to lift stains prior to polishing or if it will be minimized during the grinding and polishing process. Reach out to us today with any questions and for a free estimate.
Nearly all concrete can be polished, as long as there is no structural damage to the pre-existing concrete slab. Concrete Polishing Michigan has the experience and tools necessary to fix any repairs before starting the polishing process. It’s common for existing floors to need cracks filled as well as a degreaser applied before beginning the process.
Yes! Polished concrete is customizable with many colors, dyes, and stains available to create a unique finish on the floor. Common color additives include water-based stains that create vibrant colors and acid-stains for muted earth tones. Call us today to learn more about the endless design options available.
With careful and precise installation by a licensed professional, cracking in your polished concrete can be prevented. There are also additional sealants that can be added to provide additional strength to the floor. Even when extreme precautions are taken, polished concrete may crack, however it is easy to repair.
Virtually all concrete can be repaired as long as the slab is structurally sound. Most damage can be repaired prior to polishing, though extensive damage may require additional solutions. We will conduct a thorough examination of your concrete before starting to polish and seal the floor.