Concrete: Inside or Outside?
Concrete floors combine durability for heavy use, high-traffic areas
with endless customization options. That’s why they are appearing inside
homes and buildings, as well as outside. Concrete floors cam be a
great alternative to vinyl, carpet, tile, stone or marble flooring. They
can be stained, resurfaced in a variety of textures and finishes, or
polished for a smooth, shiny look. Durability and low cost are two
factors that make it a perfect choice for retail stores, restaurants and
bars, offices, schools, medical institutions, and industrial buildings,
making it possible to incorporate your design and style for your
According to the concrete network, concrete is made
up of three basic components: water, aggregate, and Portland cement,
usually in powder form, which acts as a binding agent when mixed with
water and aggregate.
This combination, or concrete mix, will
be poured and harden into among others walkways or sidewalks providing
much needed curb appeal to homes and buildings, and are fast becoming a
point of artistic expression by way of a multitude of decorative
There are numerous decorative concrete alternatives sure to dress it up, taking your sidewalk from boring to amazing.
has become the new material of choice for designers across the U.S.
Decorative concrete in all of its stained, colored, molded and
personalized glory is popping up in retail stores, trendy restaurants,
offices, and homes everywhere.
Stamped patterns, concrete
engraving, exposed aggregate finishes, colored concrete, intricately
sawed or grooved patterns and concrete staining are just a few ways you
can enhance your sidewalk design.
Our concrete services include:
- Concrete floor grinding
- Concrete floor glue, coating, mastic, and thin set removal
- Concrete restoration services
- Concrete floor polishing
- Concrete preparation for coatings
- Floor maintenance programs
- Concrete floor staining
- Concrete floor buffing and sealing
The most popular methods for coloring exterior concrete flat-work are chemical stains, integral color and dye-shake hardeners. Each of these methods can be used alone or in combination to create unique multi-tonal effects.
Polished Concrete is the ultimate no-wax flooring material. With the proper floor grinding equipment and experience, concrete polishing contractors can grind concrete surfaces, whether new or old, to a high-gloss finish. Factor in the superior durability and performance of concrete, and it’s no wonder why retail, commercial warehouse and office facilities, and even home owners are catching on to the appeal of these smooth, high-luster floors.
Polished Concrete Floors
Polished floors are easy to clean, requiring only occasional damp mopping. They also eliminate the need for messy waxes or coatings as well as associated labor, time, and expenses 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 eliminate the issues that arise with other flooring materials that seal off the concrete, such as tile, etc.
Almost any structurally sound concrete floor, whether old or new, can be polished with proper preparation.