Polished concrete floors have emerged as a very attractive choice for residential, industrial, and commercial applications in recent years as these floors are very easy to clean and maintain, and also being highly affordable as compared to alternative flooring options. Polished concrete is made by mixing different clay minerals, typically kaolin or cement, together and then heating it to create a hard, glossy finish. There are two basic types of polished concrete available; polished polyester and polished acrylic. This material is highly desirable for its high aesthetic appeal as well as its durability and resistance to stains. In addition to its stunning appearance, polished concrete floors offer a number of advantages such as:
How to Do Install Polished Concrete Floors
There are several factors which need to be considered before installing polished concrete floors. First, the surface area of the floor has to be carefully planned and dimensions have to be followed accordingly. The size of the space that is to be grouted and the type of traffic will determine the kind of grout and sealing materials to be used. Also, since polished concrete floors do not require sealing they can be left unsoiled for extended periods of time.
Also, in spite of the low price of polished concrete floors, it is essential to choose a sealer that is able to withstand heavy foot traffic and still remain strong and resilient. Several products in the market have proven to be highly dependable and are highly recommended by industry experts as sealants. These products offer the following benefits; excellent resistance to wear and tear, low-fatigue performance, and easy cleaning. Some of the most commonly recommended sealers are warranted sealers, urethane grouts, epoxy and latex grouts, acrylic protectors, and many more.