Polished Concrete; The Shine is Devine! Concrete Cleaning, Polishing and Staining
Updated: May 29
The Benefits of Polished Concrete as an Attractive Flooring Option; Concrete Cleaning, Polishing and Staining
In recent years, polished concrete has emerged as a popular choice for retail, commercial, residential, and industrial buildings. Its ease of cleaning, durability, and modern industrial chic aesthetics make it an attractive option for homeowners, even in high-end properties. Compared to other flooring and surface options, polished concrete is also significantly more cost-effective.
But why choose polished concrete over epoxy-coated concrete?
When deciding between epoxy flooring and polished concrete, it's essential to consider the type of use the floor will receive. Concrete is naturally porous and can absorb moisture, chemicals, and various materials. If your surface will endure heavy loads, chemicals, high traffic, or vehicle usage, such as forklifts in a warehouse, epoxy coatings may be the best choice. As we discussed in our previous blog on epoxy coatings, they can be customized to meet the unique demands of your space.
At Olson Marble and Stone Care, we offer a wide range of epoxy coatings to suit everyone's preferences, including coloring, metallic flakes, custom designs, borders, and textures. We apply as many layers as necessary to meet the requirements of your surface.
Now, let's explore the numerous benefits of polished concrete:
1. Cost-Effectiveness: Whether it's for a home, restaurant, or any business, polished concrete provides a cost-effective alternative to carpeting, vinyl, wood, natural stone, or tile. Even existing concrete in any condition can be resurfaced and polished, delivering an incredible upgrade at a fraction of the cost compared to other flooring materials.
2. Sustainability and Easy Maintenance: Polished concrete is a sustainable option that is easy to clean and maintain. It resists mold, mildew, mites, and common allergens. A dust mop, Swiffer, or broom is sufficient for regular cleaning, while a damp mop can remove scuffs, smudges, and watermarks while restoring the surface's gloss.
3. Durability: Polished concrete is exceptionally durable, reducing the need for costly cleaning, repairs, or replacements associated with other surfaces like carpets, hardwood floors, or chipped tiles. With the right sealer from Olson Marble and Stone Care, your polished concrete surface can last for decades with minimal care.
4. Environmental Friendliness: Polished concrete is environmentally friendly, as it does not require hazardous coatings, cleaners, or adhesives for protection and maintenance.
5. Versatility and Aesthetics: Polished concrete offers remarkable design opportunities. You can combine stains, dyes, and decorative elements such as flakes or veining to create a unique look that perfectly matches your desired aesthetic. Unlike epoxy coatings that sit on the surface, concrete staining permeates deep below, creating a permanent and chip-free color. Choose between acid and water-based stains to achieve your desired effect.
At Olson Marble and Stone Care, we have been serving San Jose and the Greater Bay Area for over 37 years, making us the top choice for all your interior and exterior concrete cleaning, polishing, and staining needs. Trust us to enhance the beauty of your surfaces with our expertise and exceptional service.
Contact Olson Marble and Stone Care today and experience the divine shine of polished concrete in your space.
Work Place Planning By Shelly Garza at www.curatedesignsllc.com