Polished concrete flooring has grown in popularity, competing with vinyl composition tile (VCT) floors in many new and existing commercial facilities. Durability is important along with reduced construction costs, lower environmental impact and the ease of maintenance are just a few reasons why Polished Concrete flooring is quickly becoming the preferred choice of many retailers, architects and engineers. As polished concrete continues to grow as a favored flooring material, there is an … [Read more...]
Polished Concrete Grinding Equipment: Why Rent
Choose to rent or buy. They’re both beneficial. The key to know which works better for your situation. Sometimes, renting at concreterentals.com makes the most sense. Use it when you need it. Keep it as long as you want. Return it when the project is complete. A huge benefit is to be able to rent your equipment is cost. You just pay the rental fee. At concreterentals.com are rental-ready, latest models, clean, and well maintained. Another advantage of renting is having the versatility … [Read more...]
What is a Concrete Polished Floor? What is a Grind & Seal floor?
Polished Concrete Polished concrete flooring is simply a concrete floor that has been ground with aggressive to progressively finer grinding diamonds from 30 grit to 3,000 grit. As the number on the grits increases, so does surface shine and reflection, a polished concrete floor reflection starts about 400 grit, , although other polishing grits range finer from 800 to 1,500 as high as 3,000 which will be smoother and more reflective than one with a lower grit finish. The process is similar to … [Read more...]
All Concrete Cracks Even Polished Concrete
Concrete is a durable surface, but it will develop cracks over time. In some cases, the surface becomes rough and unsightly. Fill concrete cracks before they get too bad, or the cracks might enlarge to affect the entire concrete floor. Products are available today that allow you to match the material you use to fill concrete cracks with the color of the concrete floor so that the repair is almost unnoticeable. Once you fill the cracks, give your concrete a shiny finish by polishing or clear … [Read more...]
Polished Concrete Hotter Than Ever!
Polished concrete is without a doubt the hottest market segment in decorative concrete today. It has held that title for the last five years, and shows no signs of giving up the number one position any time soon. The commercial and industrial flooring communities have embraced polished concrete as the new standard when a combination of aesthetics, durability, reduced construction costs, and minimal environmental impact is desired. Many large retailers such as Home Depot, Wal-Mart, and Lowes have … [Read more...]
Go Green With Concrete Polishing
By myFOXla.com Web Staff Costa Mesa – There’s a new home in Costa Mesa that ensures the owner will go green in just about every way possible… and do it in style. The six-bedroom, 4,900 square foot home takes the prize as Orange County’s highest rated home by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for homes program. The entire house is built with conservation of the environment in mind. From the home orientation to capture solar heating… … [Read more...]
During Construction How To Protect Your New Concrete
Construction of a structure with a concrete floor in Los Angeles and Orange County Area is really no more difficult or demanding than the case of any other flooring as long as a few common sense rules are observed to preserve the natural beauty of the concrete. How to protect your new concrete. Do not mark or discolor the floor with paint, silicone oil, plumbers glue, purple primer, masking tape, gasoline, sheetrock mud, red or blue chalk, grease pencil, magic marker, ink pens, and anything … [Read more...]
Are Polished Concrete Floors Hard on the Feet?
Yes, Polished concrete is a hard material and won’t cushion or “give” under bare feet. Polished Concrete hardness also contributes to its durability and abrasion resistance. In a commercial or warehouse setting, hard is good. You need a hard surface that can stand up to forklift traffic and heavy foot traffic. For a residential floor, you can help cushion concrete with area rugs (which are easier to clean than wall-to-wall carpet). While polished concrete may be hard, it’s not abrasive … [Read more...]
No Limits to Polished Concrete Floors
More department stores, manufacturing companies, hotels, restaurants and even airports are using the Polished Concrete. This just proves that that more people sees the benefits and beauty of concrete polishing. It also goes to say that concrete polishing does not have to be confined in doors, it can also be used out doors. Dull gray cement floors are gradually changing into a work of art. As more people enjoy the beauty of concrete polishing, day by day there are new ways to enhance polished … [Read more...]
What to Expect From a Polishing Concrete Service
A polished concrete floor is a very popular choice these days. The polished concrete flooring can be made to look like many different types of flooring. It can have patterns and it can be tinted with different colors. The polished floor does not look like the concrete that people are used to. It is a much higher end product and it can serve many different purposes. The best way to get a great polished concrete floor in your home is to turn to the experienced people @ The Kings Of Concrete … [Read more...]