Eighty percent of the flooring across America, whether in a showroom, mall, office, or warehouse, is concrete and one of the most economical and environmentally friendly options is concrete floor polishing. Serving the New York and New England area, Specialty Concrete Surfaces is certified to work with industry leaders, such as Elite Crete, AmeriPolish, Ashford Formula, and Retroplate. We use diamond-impregnated abrasives as well as chemical hardeners to ensure a durable, hard shell with polished concrete.
Environmental Benefits of Concrete
One of the biggest benefits of using concrete floor polishing its durability. With other materials, such as carpet, tile, hardwood, and different coatings, there will be periodic replacement or removal. This places more refuse in overflowing landfills, and creates a need for more material, labor, and other costs. Polished concrete is sustainable as well as green.
When properly maintained, polished concrete flooring has a life expectancy of five to ten times that of tile. In addition, it is also able to help reduce the growth of bacteria, allergens, and dust mites. Because of this, the flooring is often selected for use in food service industries, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and labs. In fact, the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits concrete floor polishing as green and an improved alternative to traditional floorings.
More Advantages to Concrete Floor Polishing
One key advantage that clients appreciate about concrete floor polishing is that it needs a minimal amount of maintenance in comparison to other coverings that need stripping or sealing on a regular basis. In general, all you will need to do is standard sweeping and mopping. Under very heavy traffic, you may need to re-polish or give it a good buffing to keep the shine. This is a fast and cost-effective process that needs very little, if any, downtime.
Concrete floor polishing is esthetically pleasing and can increase the value of your building. Moreover, the highly reflective surface can help increase the light in a room and reduce the artificial lighting needed, further adding to the green factor. We can use various levels of grit to increase shine, and the finer the grit, the shinier and clearer your floor will be.