Achieve maximum performance with a modern, chic look for your polished concrete floors.
Concrete is the most environmentally friendly flooring option. As it's a part of every residential, industrial and commercial building in Saint Cloud FL, it is no surprise that polished concrete is becoming more and more popular amongst property owners.
Thanks to the concrete densifying and the polishing process, polished concrete is more durable, hard wearing and longer-lasting than an ordinary unsealed concrete floor. This makes it ideal for industrial and manufacturing facilities, warehouses and logistics centers.
At Epoxy Floors of Orlando we offer a variety of polished concrete stone exposures and glossiness to suit different settings. Polished concrete is excellent for Saint Cloud FL residential, commercial and industrial spaces. Its modern and luxurious look can elevate any warehouse, home, bar, restaurant, retail shop, big box store, hotel, office or residential building and more into something stunning.
Due to the cleanliness of the process and the lack of toxic or hazardous chemicals, polished concrete floors can often be commissioned as soon as the project is completed, making it ideal for Saint Cloud FL industrial and commercial facilities that cannot afford to shut down for an extended period.
In comparison to concrete sealing, polished concrete densifies the floor for a more hardwearing and durable surface. It also has stone exposure and a beautiful sheen for a more decorative and light reflective surface.
The process of polishing the floor aims to create a dense and durable surface. The floor is less vulnerable to damage than other flooring options and does not need replacing.
It can withstand heavy foot traffic, forklifts, light vehicle traffic or heavy machinery without the need for waxing or replacing.
Apart from the initial cost of installing the floor, polished concrete requires minimal ongoing maintenance. It is a set and forget long term flooring option.
If your Saint Cloud FL property runs on artificial lighting, polished concrete, with its light reflective properties, can help you save on your energy bills, while improving safety and creating a bright, clean and professional image for your facility.
The heat-regulating properties of a concrete slab is increased when the slab is in direct contact with the ground… otherwise known as earth coupling. In a hot and humid climate this allows your polished concrete floor to draw significant heat loads away from the surface.
Almost any structurally sound concrete floor, whether new or old, can be polished. The process requires a lot of skill and attention for detail. Polished concrete might be one of the most expensive decorative floorings on the market, but its durability, extended life span and almost zero maintenance is definitely worth the price tag.
We start every concrete floor by mechanically grinding it to reveal the stones in the concrete slab and remove any dirt, grime, stains, old paint and sealers.
We then repair any imperfections in the floor. Repairing the cracks and holes in the floor is crucial for the floor's integrity and durability.
Once the level of stone exposure is reached we make many passes over the floor with various diamond grits, starting with a lower grit and moving to higher and finer grits.
We then grout any remaining holes and apply a concrete hardener. The concrete hardener is an important part because it densifies the concrete and closes the gaps on the surface, making it a far stronger floor.
When the concrete hardener is fully cured we start the polishing process with different resin polishing pads until we reach the desired sheen.
The final step is to clean your floor and apply a protective UV stable topcoat.