If you have a new warehouse in Minnesota, concrete flooring is the obvious choice. There are many benefits of concrete floors in commercial settings, including stellar durability, longevity, and safety. 

Warehouses are perfect locations for concrete floors, and you’d be surprised at how much you can customize them to meet your needs and preferences. Plus, they’re low maintenance, and if your concrete floors crack or look old, they can be refinished rather than torn out and redone completely. 

Let's take an in-depth look at concrete floors for warehouses, including:

  • Concrete dyes and stains
  • Warehouse concrete polishing
  • Concrete floor care and maintenance for warehouses
  • Restoring common flaws in warehouse concrete 

Warehouse Concrete Floor Specifications

When installing concrete floors for warehouses, your contractor should follow certain specifications. Typical warehouse concrete floor thickness should be around 8 inches, which allows the concrete to withstand heavy machinery, storage, and warehouse vehicles. 

Other benefits of a thick concrete floor include reduced noise levels, additional insulation, and increased building strength. 

Concrete Flooring Cost Per Square Foot

In Minnesota, the average cost of concrete floor installation is between $2 to $20 per square foot. This price varies based on the location, the type of concrete, any polishes or sealants, and the complexity of the project. 

For a standard concrete slab, you can expect a cost of around $4-$7 per square foot, though this can be higher for warehouses due to the required thickness. 

Warehouse Concrete Customization Options

When you think of concrete floors, you likely imagine gray as far as the eye can see. But that’s not the only way to customize concrete floors

There are concrete stains and dyes that your contractor can apply, turning them into wonderful colors and designs. Even if you don’t choose to use a stain or dye right away, a qualified concrete contractor can refinish and add stains or dyes at a later time. 

For some examples of stained and dyed concrete floors, check out our portfolio

Concrete Dyes & Stains

With quality brands of dyes and stains, your warehouse floor can look beautiful and unique. While you may not dye or stain the entire warehouse, you can customize lobbies, bathrooms, offices, common areas, and more with colors and designs. 

Some epoxies can be color-matched to a paint swatch if you have a specific color in mind. 

Some brands include: 

Warehouse Concrete Polishing

An alternative to dyes and stains is concrete polishing. This process results in beautiful, long-lasting, low-maintenance concrete floors. 

Polished concrete will help keep your warehouse concrete floor clean, uniform, and damage-free. 

Some benefits of warehouse concrete floor polishing include: 

  • Great for high-traffic areas
  • Can withstand heavy equipment
  • Moisture-resistant and hypoallergenic
  • Longevity
  • Reduces concrete dusting effect on existing floors

Warehouse Concrete Floor Care & Maintenance

Though concrete floors are fairly low maintenance, there are a few things you can do to ensure longevity and durability. 

Some of these tasks include: 

  • Sweep or dust mop often
  • Clear debris to avoid scratches
  • Use the right mild solution cleaner, like dish soap and water
  • Keep the seal intact through regular resealing

Restoring Common Flaws in Warehouse Concrete

Cracks, divots, and other concrete flaws are inevitable in warehouses. Knowing the best ways to fix an uneven concrete floor is important. 

The first thing to note is that you should never use a concrete patch to repair a problem. It can pop off or create a tripping hazard. 

If you do have a deep or uneven crack, concrete grinding can remedy the problem. A professional floor restoration company can use the wet-grind method to level the floor’s problem areas and polish them to a shine to match the rest of the floor. 

This process can repair chips, cracks, and other imperfections. 

Choose ACT to Customize & Restore Warehouse Concrete 

ACT Restoration is a premier flooring restoration company in Minnesota. Our team has over 20 years of experience restoring concrete, terrazzo, and stone floors.

Our local business studies and trains in the best techniques for grinding, repairing, and polishing concrete floors to provide maximum efficiency, safety, and cost-effectiveness. We partner with some of the best names in the industry for stains, dyes, and refinishing products so we can deliver excellence to every customer. Check out our reviews!

For more information about how ACT Restoration can assist your warehouse concrete project, call us at 763-432-3966 or request a free estimate online.