As a Twin Cities business owner, you might not put a lot of thought into your flooring. But whether you run a busy restaurant or a warehouse, your floors send a message about who you are and what you have to offer.
No matter what condition they’re in, your floors are one of those touches that help to create the overall impression your patrons have of your company. A beautiful concrete floor adds to a sense of overall professionalism. Neglected floors, on the other hand, can leave the wrong impression.
If you’re thinking about restoring concrete floors, rest assured that it’s a good investment! In this post, our commercial and residential concrete refinishing pros are looking at signs it’s time to upgrade your concrete flooring.
5 Signs Your Concrete Flooring Needs an Upgrade
If your floors are in need of spot repairs or a makeover, our concrete floor restoration team at ACT Restoration in Brooklyn Park can help!
Check out these signs it’s time to upgrade your concrete flooring, then give us a call for concrete flooring upgrade inspiration and services.
1. Unsightly Stains or Discoloration Spots
Nothing sends the wrong message about your business like dirty-looking stained floors. A concrete floor with a healthy layer of concrete polish will boast high resistance to spills. Over time, however, that protective layer can become worn down.
If your concrete floors have been overlooked and poorly maintained, they may have acquired stains over the years. This is especially common in warehouses and commercial spaces where chemicals are used.
Concrete floor refinishing can revitalize the top layer of concrete and eliminate many stains or visible discoloration.
2. Cracks & Other Damage
Anytime your concrete floors start showing cracks and damage, it’s time to invest in floor repairs since damaged concrete will only worsen over time with cumulative damage. Over time, cracks can form from significant impacts and wear and tear if regular concrete floor maintenance isn’t prioritized.
When these are ignored, they will continue to expand and degrade as time passes. They’ll also allow moisture to seep into the concrete, creating further problems.
Additionally, if your floors are uneven, the concrete must be wet ground and repaired.
3. Trip & Fall Hazards
This is related to the above – any concrete floor damage that poses a trip or fall hazard is really dangerous for your business.
Cracks and joints in your floor that are greater than a quarter of an inch are considered trip and fall hazards by OSHA. This slight change can cause anyone walking the area to potentially trip and fall, which is bad for business.
Luckily, there are options to fix concrete trip hazards. Working with a company like ACT Restoration means we can come in and grind down the trip hazard to smooth it over. Then it will no longer be a trip hazard.
Do not try to DIY a patch over a trip hazard, as this can make the situation worse, particularly if you try to patch it during the winter. The concrete will shift because of the cold weather, and the patch can easily pop off.
Let the professionals handle the job!
4. Dull & Non-Reflective
Beautiful concrete floors should have a reflective shine that brightens your store, restaurant, or office space. Polished concrete looks fantastic in higher-traffic commercial spaces.
But as foot traffic and daily wear and tear take their toll on your concrete floors, they can lose their luster. If your concrete floors are dulled or have thin scratches and minor damage, it may be time for concrete polishing.
Moisture-resistant concrete floor polishing is easy to maintain and can be used to achieve four distinct levels of polish:
● Level 1: Soft Matte Finish
● Level 2: Low Sheen Finish
● Level 3: Medium Gloss Finish
● Level 4: High Gloss Finish
Another option for reflective flooring is to grind and seal your floors. Sealing your floors means there’s an extra step of adding a sealant to the concrete, which helps keep the concrete floors from absorbing spilled liquids.
5. Outdated Aesthetics
Sometimes, there’s nothing wrong with how your floors look, but they just don’t offer the visual appeal you’re looking for. One of the best things about polished concrete floors is that there are almost limitless options for designing your floors' color, texture, and polish.
If you’re looking for a way to add extra style to your space, we offer a wide range of concrete stains and colors, from vivid, bold dyes to antique stains. Choose from highly pigmented dyes with bold colors, or design your floors in a hue that allows the natural look of the concrete flooring to shine through.
Concrete floors can stand out with stains and provide a subtle hint of color if you don’t want to go all out with something bold. There are some great concrete floor stain solutions that you can incorporate into your space.
Another option is to get the “acid look” without acid through concrete stains.
You Might Also Consider Epoxy Flooring
Epoxy floors have come a long way over the years. Today’s epoxy floors can be used to create a seemingly limitless range of looks, from exciting to elegant.
Like polished concrete floors, epoxy flooring is easy to keep clean and maintain. And it’s incredibly durable, making it a perfect solution for business stores and restaurants.
If you’re looking for a way to promote your brand identity, an epoxy floor with a branded overlay is a beautiful way to do it. When you install a layer of protective epoxy over your existing concrete floors, you can choose from many different styles and designs and then add an overlay that promotes your business.
At ACT Restoration in the Twin Cities, we offer a complete range of epoxy flooring solutions, including reflector floor, decorative, quartz, paint chip, metallic, and more.
Call Our Twin Cities Concrete Floor Resurfacing Experts
Whether your floors look a little rough or simply use a little refresh, we can help. If you’re ready for a change in your commercial space, our team at ACT Restoration can create stunning commercial floors your clients will notice every time.
To check out our past commercial projects, visit our commercial floor portfolio online and get ideas for your project. Speak to one of our concrete resurfacing experts by calling us at 612-750-5360.
Or contact us online for a completely free estimate today!