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Concrete Polishing

How Preparing the Floor Properly Ensures the Stain Will Look Great

There are many reasons polished and stained concrete is continuing to increase in popularity. This clean, elegant flooring uses the existing concrete already in a building to create a look that works well with a wide range of architectural styles. The result can be either minimalist and simple or bold and stunning, depending on the stain and level of shine. When you’re refinishing your concrete to stain it, the key to getting a beautiful and lasting result is proper floor preparation.

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Why Polished Concrete is Perfect for Commercial Kitchens

Whether you’re from St. Paul or Minneapolis, any Minnesotan can tell you the Twin Cities offer some of the finest cuisines in the Midwest. It takes a lot of work to run a busy commercial kitchen, which is why restaurant owners and managers need a high-performance environment to work in. Whether you’re serving sushi rolls or wowing customers with your top-of-the-line bakery goods, you need a floor that will stand up to high traffic and resist stains and chips.

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Top Polished Concrete FAQs

Polished concrete floors are one of the most stunning and elegant flooring options available today. With the wide range of stains and levels of polish available, older concrete floors can be recreated into beautiful, versatile floors that are also quite durable. Part of its appeal is that the minimalism of polished concrete floors works well with contemporary homes and older models alike. If you’ve got concrete floors in your home or business, count yourself lucky.

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Can Your Concrete Floor Be Saved?

If you’ve recently peeled back the carpet in your home, you might be considering using the concrete underneath rather than adding a new flooring option. Concrete flooring is one of the most stylish options for modern homes, and it’s growing in popularity over time.

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How Densifiers Protect Industrial Concrete Floors

Whether you’re moving into a new warehouse or refinishing your existing flooring, concrete floors are one of the most attractive and durable options around. Concrete floors create an elegant and clean look that works well for most commercial operations, from large-scale warehouses to smaller-scale operations.

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How Concrete Sealing Protects Your Floor

Concrete floors have continued to grow in popularity over recent years thanks to their incredible durability and versatility of style. They look great with just about any architectural style and work well in everything from trendy restaurants to beautiful, older homes. They’re also tough enough to withstand heavy usage but elegant enough to look stunning even in the most refined establishments.

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Can My Concrete Floor Be Saved From Glue?

Concrete floors are one of the most beautiful flooring options available, and they look great in everything from hip restaurants to large-scale industrial operations. They’re highly customizable, too, which means you can match just about any architectural design or style. If you’ve been thinking about refinishing the concrete floors in your home or business, you may be hesitant because of glue damage from previous flooring.

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Why You Should Keep Your Concrete Floors

When you think of concrete, you might first think of utility and industrial style. But concrete, once the staple of warehouses and factories everywhere, has become a staple in many modern homes, restaurants, and offices. In the past, businesses and homeowners chose to hide or cover up their concrete, but in recent years, concrete has seen a growing rise in popularity.

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Why Polished Concrete is So Popular

If you’ve been keeping up with home decor trends, you know that polished concrete is one of the hottest looks in residential flooring. Designers everywhere are ripping up tired flooring options like vinyl tile and carpet in favor of the clean, minimal lines and durability offered by polished concrete flooring. After all, it seems a waste to hide a beautiful concrete floor when there are so many gorgeous ways to create a beautiful concrete look.

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Understanding the Floor Prep Process

If you’re considering polishing and restoring your concrete floors, you’ve made a bold and beautiful choice. Polished concrete floors are growing in popularity now more than ever due to their timeless and classic appeal and durable performance. In fact, with the right care and maintenance, polished concrete floors will look stunning years down the road. Even if we’re adding an epoxy, we must first polish the concrete floor.

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