Exposed concrete floors are popular for a reason. With so many design options available, you can customize your concrete floors to blend in with your home or business’s aesthetic.
If you are looking for a commercial or residential floor with a lot of pizazz but is easy on the budget, look no further than decorative concrete floor refinishing. Concrete floors are not only durable and easy to maintain, but they also look beautiful.
Polished concrete has an excellent and earthy yet contemporary look that goes well with today’s modern furnishings and decor. When the cement is ground and polished into a smooth surface, the process reveals the small pebbles embedded inside the concrete, giving the floor the look of natural stone.
The Condition of an Existing Concrete Floor
If the concrete floor of your commercial business building is in good shape and structurally sound, you should have it processed by floor polishing specialists. Floor polishing strips away layers of built-up grime and surface stains and eliminates scratches. Floor polishing creates an extra smooth surface that can be dyed or stained to achieve colorful patterns or a floor with borders of a contrasting color.
If there are significant problems with the surface of the concrete, such as large cracks or spalling, floor polishing alone can’t disguise the damage. Stains that deeply penetrate the concrete can’t be removed with floor polishing. Different methods are employed to make an extensively damaged floor smooth and attractive again.
If you are unsure about the condition of your concrete, contact an ACT Restoration professional who will assess your flooring needs. They will be happy to answer any questions.
Damaged Concrete Needs Floor Restoration
If your commercial building’s floor can't be polished, other decorative options are available, such as concrete floor resurfacing. Resurfacing a concrete floor involves applying a topping material to the top of the floor. This process creates a smooth or textured finish to imitate natural stone.
After the concrete resurfacing material is applied and completely dried, the floor is polished if desired. If the floor is textured, it is usually stained to look like natural stone.
Signs Your Concrete Floor Needs Refinishing
If your concrete floors need refinishing, you might see the following signs:
- Gouges and scratches
- Uneven floor surface
- Holes or cracks
- Bubbling or blistering
- Lack of control joints
Even with these signs of damage, concrete floors can be saved, so be sure to call the professionals for concrete floor restoration.
Wet Grind Method
ACT Restoration uses the wet grind method for floor polishing projects. This superior method offers many advantages to commercial and residential clients, such as protecting the human respiratory system by not releasing dangerous silica dust into the air.
The wet grind method also creates a more uniform and smoother surface than the traditional process of grinding and produces a shinier and smoother surface.
The Decorative Process
After the first step of floor restoration to prepare the concrete for a decorative finish, floor dying or floor staining is used to create a one-of-a-kind floor for your business. Patterns and graphics, such as business logos, can be incorporated into the decorative finish to make a distinctive statement for the lobby of your commercial building.
Many Colors and Designs for You to Choose
The natural color of polished concrete is a soft, relaxing shade of gray that perfectly complements many surroundings. However, if this color does not appeal to you or you would like a bolder tint for your floor, many more colors are available. Concrete floor staining or floor dying can enhance the natural stone-like patterns of polished concrete in any color you desire.
ACT Restoration uses many concrete stains and dyes that you can choose from, including:
- Fresco Stains
- Tinte D’Acqua
- Tique Wash
- Vivid Dye
- Smart Color
- Solid Color Stain
Decorative Concrete For Your Business
Commercial buildings usually have concrete floors already in place, so it’s easy to use floor polishing or floor dying to create a smooth and easy-to-maintain surface. Sealing a polished concrete floor makes it impervious to chemical spills, high levels of moisture, and other substances that would stain or harm the floor.
There are many benefits of concrete floors in businesses, including flexibility, durability, affordability, energy efficiency, and they’re easy to clean.
Decorative Concrete For Your Home
Polished concrete looks stylish and sophisticated in a home and commercial building and makes a very long-lasting floor. Polished concrete can withstand heavy foot traffic, water spills in a bathroom or laundry room, and pet accidents with no problems.
Beautify Your Concrete Floors with ACT Restoration
ACT Restoration uses only the highest quality products and the most effective techniques to create beautiful floors for our commercial and residential clients. With our extensive knowledge of floor restoration and great teamwork, we can make your floor restoration as easy and stress-free as possible.
Check out our portfolio for examples of our work.
Contact us at 612-750-5360 to schedule an appointment to speak with one of our professional floor polishing specialists. ACT Restoration offers a free consultation and estimate of your project. One of our floor polishing specialists will contact you shortly.
We look forward to serving you!