When trying to decide your flooring, it’s important you get something that will last, shine, and stay functional for all the years you may need it. That’s where polished concrete comes in. Polished concrete is a sustainable design flooring that offers low maintenance. Advantages of Polished Concrete has been nationally recognized for its ecological values and many other benefits. This type of flooring is a sustainable, environmentally friendly approach that makes it the perfect response to your green solutions.
Some of the benefits of polished concrete include:
Deletion of Dusting from Efflorescence In ordinary unpolished concrete, small particles of dust are pushed to the surface by means of an upward force called hydrostatic pressure, resulting in efflorescence. Efflorescence leads to dust, which forces epoxy’s from the surface of concrete floors and can make maintenance a costly priority.
Polished concrete has a hardened base that is strong enough to repel water, oil, and other chemicals and stops them from reaching the soil.
Improved reflectivity and ambient lighting The reflective properties of the polished concrete floor increase lighting in the facility. Improved indoor lighting reduces the energy bill as well as looks gorgeous.
Increased Slip Resistance Polished concrete, although quite shiny, does not create a slippery floor. In addition, the effects of mechanical grinding and flattening the floor improve the friction coefficient relative to ordinary concrete. Polished concrete also meets OSHA requirements for flooring. Less cleaning Most floor surfaces, including tile and linoleum, require frequent scrubbing to maintain a clean atmosphere and a good appearance. Polished concrete surfaces reduce stains and don’t require waxing to maintain a shine.
Cost-Efficient polished concrete will significantly reduce energy and maintenance costs through reflectivity and ambient lighting, reduced upkeep (such as waxing), and reduced tire wear.
Polished concrete offers sustainable construction, making it suitable for any project. Reduced Tire Wear (Mechanical Polish) The rough, uneven texture of natural concrete causes the tires to be abraded, adding to their wear. The polished concrete flooring system will level the joints and smooth the entire surface, preventing this abrasion.
No production/plant shutdowns (Mechanical Polish) Dry-Mechanically polished concrete can be put into service immediately after completion of the process. Due to the cleanliness of the process and the lack of toxic or hazardous chemicals, flooring can often be maintained while the plant is in full production.
Testing Ardor Solutions Polished Concrete Floor Testing On completion of your Ardor Solutions floor, it is tested to meet the specified requirements for shine, surface texture quality, strength, slip resistance, water repellent, and other properties.
How long is it supposed to meet those standards?
Your floor will continue to meet these requirements for the life of the building, as long as it is properly maintained. Inspect and test your floor regularly the same way it was tested when it was new.