When it comes to longevity, it is hard to find a flooring material or system that compares to diamond polished concrete. If it requires refurbishing, a simple re-polish is enough, done at a fractionally smaller cost, as compared to other floor systems. Diamond polished concrete remains one of the most cost-effective and economical flooring alternatives currently available.
It’s reduced costs, together with energy savings, maintenance reduction, and reduced tire wear, and most importantly, the long-lasting durability, shows that diamond polished concrete is a beautiful and budget-sensible flooring system. Here are the benefits of diamond polished concrete in detail.
Easy to Clean and Maintain
Most flooring materials and systems, including normal concrete floors, call for aggressive scrubbing, to maintain a nice appearance and a clean environment. Common staining spills, including oil and paint, can create lasting impressions on most flooring systems. However, polished concrete floors do not require that intense scrubbing.
The surface is already tightly compacted, which means that it readily repels oils and other common spills. This makes it easy to clean while the maintenance schedule is less demanding, as compared to other floors. In addition, you will spend much less when it comes to cleaning and maintenance of polished concrete floors.
Durability is another key feature of diamond polished concrete. Its durability makes it an excellent alternative to materials such as epoxy coatings, vinyl tiles, and other flooring systems. The densifier added to polished concrete makes it durable enough to handle forklift traffic, industrial, manufacturing, and other hard wearing surfaces. In fact, diamond polished concrete is one of the most durable flooring systems currently available.
Elimination of Tire Marks
All forms of tire marks, from vehicles, fork trucks to industrial type hoppers and other heavy machinery, are eliminated by diamond polished concrete. When it comes to other floors, tire marks tend to stick until it has been replaced or repaired. As you know, those repairs and replacements are both cost and time-intensive. However, this is not the case with polished concrete floors, since they do not contain resins that usually burn on normal concrete floors. Diamond polished concrete ensures that your floors remain in pristine condition, regardless of the floor use.
No More Waxing or Stripping
Normal concrete floors require regular waxing and stripping, in order to keep protect them from the elements and keep them shiny. However, diamond polished concrete floors do not require any form of stripping or waxing. This means that all the allocated material costs and maintenance labor are eliminated and added to the bottom line. This leads to huge cost savings at the end of the year, which can be invested elsewhere, to increase the value of the home.
Since polishing involves several processes, business owners and homeowners can select the preferred level of sheen, starting from satin to high gloss, to meet their aesthetic and maintenance preferences. This versatility of diamond polished concrete makes it ideal for a wide range of applications.
This means that it can be applied on large warehouses, hotels and restaurants, office buildings, retail stores, private residences, and auto showrooms, just to mention a few. Polishing gives concrete a greater degree of shine, which is similar to polished granite or marble.
This makes diamond polished concrete a great alternative for businesses and homeowners who cannot afford granite or marble floors but want the same mirror-like and brilliant finish.
In terms of green building, it is hard to find a flooring surface that beats polished concrete. The replacement of epoxy and VCT fills up landfills, which is not healthy for the environment. Diamond polished concrete, on the other hand, utilizes the existing substrates, essentially ruling out any form of replacement.
Furthermore, the chemicals used to seal and harden the floor are non-VOC. Finally, maintenance of this flooring system requires water only. This means there are no harsh chemicals, finding their way to the drains and water sources.
All Stone Restoration can restore your concrete floor or add in a new, sparkling one. Whether you need help deciding on the finish or decorative style. We have over 47 years of hands-on experience in all phases of stone and concrete restoration. Contact us today to get your free on-site estimate.