Beautiful floors are an essential architectural design detail for every home and business, and polished concrete is a top choice for countless reasons. For starters, it’s one of the most versatile types of flooring available.
At ACT Restoration in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, our concrete floor polishing pros offer a range of options to customize the concrete in your home or business. Give us a call to schedule your concrete floor polishing services today!
Keep reading to learn about the different types of polished concrete finishes available, so you can make an informed decision for your floors.
Before Covering Concrete Floors, Consider Polishing!
If you’re actually considering covering your concrete flooring, carefully weigh your options. Concrete floors have many benefits, and keeping them can save you time and money from putting something on top.
Concrete floors are durable, easy to maintain, cheaper to restore than installing new flooring, and even completely customizable!
Concrete floors are much more durable than other types of flooring, including wood, tile, and other materials. They hold up much better against excessive weight and use and will scratch and chip less often than other flooring types.
Keeping your concrete floors can save you money. Instead of shelling out thousands for a new floor, you can polish or grind and seal your concrete floor for a high-shine look without the cost.
Easy to Maintain
Concrete floors are much easier to maintain than some flooring types. You only need water or a low-to-neutral pH floor cleaner for a concrete floor.
Check with our expert floor technicians for the proper care of your concrete floors!
Polished concrete floors can be personalized in various ways to match your aesthetics. ACT Restoration offers different floor dyes and finishes for different types of interiors.
If you recently tore up some wood or carpet and found a concrete subfloor, ACT Restoration can show you the ways that the concrete can be incorporated into your space without spending a lot of money!
What Types of Concrete Polish Are There?
The possibilities are endless when you work with our concrete flooring experts to create a look uniquely fit to your space. ACT Restoration develops custom solutions or implements tried-and-true ones where fitting.
There are an assortment of colors and designs to consider for polished concrete, as well as four levels of finish that affect the shine of your floor.
If you’re choosing a concrete floor finish for your warehouse or industrial facility, the warehouse finish is a popular choice. This two-step grind and seal process includes a special treatment that creates a harder surface for industrial applications.
When we apply the warehouse finish, we will patch all of the cracks and holes with a durable epoxy before finishing it with our acrylic sealer to reduce surface erosion. The end result is a functional and attractive, low-reflectivity finish.
2. Satin Finish
For a professional showroom finish, we can add three steps of additional fine grinding before applying the same acrylic sealer we use with the warehouse finish. Your floors will be left with an easy-to-maintain satin finish with medium reflectivity.
For a look that is clean and attractive for commercial applications, our satin finish is unmatched.
3. Urethane Coating in Matte, Satin, or Gloss Finish
If your floors are frequently subjected to food spills or chemicals, a urethane coating can protect them while creating an attractive finish.
After applying your warehouse finish, our concrete floor polishing team can apply a durable, chemically resistant urethane coating in either matte, satin, or gloss finish. The gloss finish gives your floors the stunning look of polished concrete.
Our urethane coating won’t yellow, is resistant to UV damage, and requires less frequent maintenance than our other finishes. It’s also completely impenetrable.
4. High Gloss Finish
For the ultimate high polish look that resists many chemicals, food spills, and drink spills, our high gloss finish is the best available option. We apply two additional steps to our satin finish before burnishing to achieve this highly reflective finish that works well for grocery stores, restaurants, and break rooms alike.
Unlike the impenetrable urethane coating, high gloss finish is a higher maintenance option that requires semi-annual maintenance depending on the level of foot traffic your floors see. But the payoff is a sleek look your customers will love.
Epoxy Is Another Option to Finish Concrete Floors
Epoxy floor finish is a great way to finish off your concrete floors, especially for commercial and industrial settings. It is suitable for many types of rooms in your home too, including bathrooms, kitchens, patios, basements, and garages.
Epoxy is very durable and can last for a long time. It is resistant to wear and tear in most average foot traffic areas and is also highly customizable with colors. Epoxy finishes are also an affordable option, including when it comes time to replace your epoxy floor.
Contact ACT Restoration for Your Concrete Floor Project
Want to learn more about concrete polishing and get in touch with our team? Check out our concrete floor finishes and stains in action by visiting our portfolio.
To renew the look of your concrete floors, contact us online, or give us a call at 763-432-3966!