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.

At ACT Restoration, we offer concrete floor resurfacing and staining to give your residential concrete floor an elegant concrete look you’ll love for many years to come. We’ve put together this guide to discuss why polished concrete has become such a popular item for homeowners in recent years.

1.   Beautiful Colors

If you thought concrete means you have to be stuck with a plain grey floor, think again. We offer a wide range of stunning and bold concrete floor dye options. Think bold, oceanic colors like Poseidon Blue and Mahalo Teal, or imagine a vibrant shade of Samurai Red in your kitchen. With so many amazing color options available in products like Vivid Dye, Ameripolish, and Brickform, the sky's the limit when it comes to your decor. We can even customize your floor color.

2.   Elegant Stains

If your vision for your dream floor is a little more subtle, we’ve got options for that, too. Imagine beautiful tinted flooring options that bring to life the natural imperfections of your concrete to create a stunning look that will keep your guests talking. With the gentle slate of Essence and the soft, pale jade of Patina, your floor will be the toast of the town.

When choosing your concrete floor color and stain, you’ll have several concrete finishes to choose from. Different types of stains and dyes can be applied to create a more opaque look or a weathered, translucent one. Whether you’re looking for old-world texture and style or something more classic and simple, we’ve got plenty of options to check out.

3.   Four Levels of Shine

When having your floors sealed, choose from four levels of shine. Level one offers a low reflectivity floor perfect for your basement or garage. Level two gives you a more reflective finish that builds on the level one process and adds a low-level sheen. With level three, you’ll get an even brighter shine. For a full finish, level four offers a highly reflective, sophisticated look that’s as durable as it is beautiful.

4.   Healthy Home

Concrete floors are one of the easiest types of floor to keep clean and care for, especially when compared to other types of flooring. Carpet picks up everything and can harbor mold, allergens, microbes, and dirt or even contain moisture. And all of those details can interfere with the air quality in your home, leading to health problems for family members who suffer from asthma or allergies. Tile grout and hardwood can also be difficult to keep clean and healthy. Concrete, on the other hand, can be wiped clean with very little effort.

5.   Easy Cleaning

To get your concrete floors looking clean and beautiful, all you need is a gentle, non-abrasive cleaner, warm water, and a soft microfiber cloth, soft mop, or steam mop. Avoid using any type of acidic cleaner on your floors as this can cause etching or injury to the surface. If you encounter any difficult spots, apply a few drops of liquid dish cleaner and give it a gentle scrub. Finally, be sure to wipe up any spills or stains when they occur immediately because allowing them to set can stain or damage your floors.

6.   Lasting Durability

Whether your home is a hip midtown loft or a sprawling suburban ranch home, polished concrete offers lasting durability you can count on. You won’t have to worry about ordinary wear and tear taking its toll on your concrete the way you would have to with a carpet or tile floor. Polished concrete stays strong over the years if it’s well maintained.

7.   Easily Repaired

If you take good care of your concrete floors, they’ll take good care of you. But accidents can happen, and it’s reassuring to know that when they do, your floors are easy to repair thanks to our convenient wet grind method. With the wet grind method, we can even out uneven concrete floors, repair chips, erase cracks, and eliminate stains and adhesives. Once your floors are repaired, we can apply a seal to offer extra durability and keep your floors looking beautiful longer.

Minnesota Commercial Floor Polishing Specialists

If you’re ready for a beautiful look in your home that will add to its value and create a stunning look for many years to come, restoring your concrete is the right choice. Our experts prep your floor using a clean wet grind method, and we can work with you to create a look your family will love.

Visit our residential portfolio online to check out our great concrete finishes in action. Then give us a call to connect with our experts at 612-750-5360, or contact us for an estimate.