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What is Polished Concrete?
Trusted commercial polished concrete experts
Polished concrete leads the market in warehouse, retail, and decorative facilities across the nation as one of the most innovative, economical, and environmentally friendly concrete flooring solutions available today. From complex, colored concrete floors in showrooms, government buildings, and retail stores, to simpler interior concrete floors in industrial plants or warehouses, polished concrete is the fastest growing concrete flooring solution to hit the market. There is nothing that can impress your customers, or your employees, more than a polished concrete floor. Polished concrete offers an ease of cleanup on a decorative concrete floor for your employees and adds a professional shine for your customers.
WHERE CAN POLISHED CONCRETE BE USED?
The most common places polished concrete is used include:
- Large warehouses and warehouse outlets
- Retail stores
- Hotels and restaurants
- Office buildings
- Auto showrooms
- Private residences
BENEFITS OF POLISHED CONCRETE
Homeowners, retailers, big-box stores, educational and medical facilities are choosing polished concrete for their floor finish because of the competitive advantage polished flooring offers over other types of floor coverings. Decorative concrete in the form of polished floors has become the logical choice because of the great value it delivers, and because it can compete aesthetically as well.
Cost savings: Traditional floor covering materials are not necessary when the slab on grade is used as the finished floor surface
Longer life-cycle savings: Polished floors are not as vulnerable to damage as other materials and do not need replacing
Easy to clean: Won’t harbor dust, dirt, allergens
Available in wide variety of colors and designs
Commercial and Retail Benefits:
Cost savings: Using the slab on grade as the finished floor surface is more cost effective, maintenance costs are lower
More resistant to high foot traffic. A grocer in Tennessee explains that he is able to maintain primarily just the traffic ways within his store, which saves time and money because he does not have to move large display cases to wax and strip the floor.
Less maintenance and longer service life: Polished floors are easy to clean, requiring only occasional damp mopping. They also eliminate the need for messy waxes or coatings as well as the associated labor, time, and expense to apply them. The glossy surface of polished concrete resists the marks of forklift truck tires and staining from oil and chemical spills.
Resistant to moisture transmission issues: Polished concrete allows the floor to breathe and eliminates issues that arise with other flooring materials that seal off the concrete, such as tile, etc.
High light reflectivity: Important for office building floors, hotels, restaurants, and other public facilities that want to project a bright, clean, professional image. Also saves energy by reducing artificial lighting requirements
Is a sustainable flooring alternative: Polished concrete does not require hazardous coatings, cleaners or adhesives
Even though ACI stands for the American Concrete Institute, the ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards celebrate innovation and excellence throughout the global concrete design and construction community. ACI Excellence recognizes and awards concrete projects that are at the forefront of innovation and technology, providing a showcase to inspire designers and contractors worldwide.
In 2019 Green Umbrella was proud to be the Treatment System behind the award given to Shawn Bullock of Absolute Concrete Flooring based in Aurora, Colorado. His project: Metro State University of Denver – Aerospace and Engineering Building was awarded 2nd prize in the Decorative Concrete Category, behind only the Qatar National Library.
The project featured 10 different mix proportions including 1 that could not be placed using standard pumping methods. The high end polishing mix utilized 1/2 inch (13mm) chip black aggregate which would be profiled, honed and polished to a finish look that simulates terrazzo.
The crew used Green Umbrella GreenGrinders outfitted with abrasive tooling cutting wet to create the terrazzo profile. Concrete placed in the Rocky Mountains needs protection and Shawn chose to implement Green Umbrella Max Defense – Dry Shield, Shield & Enhance and Microfilm to produce this high quality, award winning floor.
CU Aerospace Engineering Building
Eagle Vail Airport
Colorado National Guard Training Center
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