Polished Concrete Blog

Tips For Maintaining Epoxy Flooring

November 22, 2017

If you have epoxy flooring in your home, business office, warehouse, garage floor, etc. you may get asked how much time and energy it takes to keep the coating looking pristine. The truth is, maintenance of epoxy flooring is pretty simple and almost anyone can do it. If you keep up with maintenance, your epoxy will last decades and still look brand new. Read More

Why You Should Hire A Professional To Polish Your Concrete Floors

November 15, 2017

There are many trends in the polished concrete industry. Concrete is not only sustainable, but also ‘green’ for the environment and can save you money in the long run. Although DIY projects have also been very popular recently, when it comes to custom concrete, it is always best to hire a professional. Watching a YouTube tutorial or reading a Pinterest board will not verse you in the challenging industry of concrete. So here are a few reasons why you should hire a professional before trying it yourself and realizing that you’re in over your head. Read More

Why Concrete Is The Most “Green” Option For Flooring

November 08, 2017

Building a home that is “green” and environmentally-friendly has become more and more important to homebuyers and homebuilders. Concrete often lures people in because of the multiple benefits that come without having to sacrifice aesthetics or going over budget. Going green not only helps our planet, but it also saves money over time. Polished concrete flooring is a perfect example of a mixture of beauty, sustainability, and economy that will give you a durable, low maintenance floor that will last for decades. Concrete floors conserve resources and eliminate the need for carpeting and other flooring that would eventually need to be replaced. Concrete also offers many environmental benefits such as energy efficiency and indoor air improvement. Read More

Why You Should Choose Concrete

November 01, 2017

We discuss all different aspects of polished concrete every week. This week we want to reiterate a few reasons why you should choose concrete over other flooring options. Concrete has been considered a “green” material for a lot longer than anyone has discussed sustainability. Many concrete structures have endured and stayed strong for centuries showcasing their durability and resilience. What makes concrete “green” is the fact that it is almost always produced locally with recycled materials. Some of concrete’s sustainable attributes are more recent and target improvement areas. Some examples include using alternative fuel sources during manufacturing and using industrial by products in place of cement - both of which reduce the total amount of energy required to produce concrete. Read More

Suppliers That We Trust (Part 2)

October 25, 2017

Last week, we gave you some information on the suppliers that we trust and work with here at Custom Concrete Creations! We appreciate our suppliers and love working with each and every one of them. We couldn’t do the work that we do without their help and support. We highly recommend you check out the suppliers that we told you about last week as well as the following suppliers that we’re about to tell you about this week! Feel free to visit their websites or contact them about their products and services. Read More

Suppliers That We Trust (Part 1)

October 18, 2017

We thought that this week we would shed some light on the people that help us do what we do and make everything possible at Custom Concrete Creations! We appreciate our suppliers and love working with each and every one of them. We couldn’t do the work that we do without their services and work. We highly recommend you check out the following suppliers and feel free to visit their websites or contact them about their services as well! Read More

Floor Of The Year Contest - Hyvee Shakopee, MN

October 11, 2017

Back in August, we put the spotlight on our Industrial Installation Highlight (and drone footage!) by showing you the newly polished concrete floors at a brand new Hy-Vee location in Shakopee, Minnesota. We at Custom Concrete partnered with Hy-Vee Construction, Project Superintendent Chuck Danner, and SILEX Custom Concrete Solutions to install the flooring. Custom Concrete is the preferred polisher of Hy-Vee Construction, producing 90% of their work. All 65,000 square feet were polished using a combination of both a traditional walk-behind planetary grinder and an active planetary ride-on power trowel. Using these tools, we worked diligently to achieve the specified gloss levels without sacrificing overall quality. We find that this system maintains its high level of refinement better than other products that are on the market. Traditional methods can produce up to 3,000 square feet a day, but our walk-behind method can cover 6,000 square feet and the ride-on produces 10,000 square feet per day. (Thanks SILEX!) Read More

Why You Should Use Polished Concrete For Your Garage Floors

October 04, 2017

In a time not too long ago, garage floors were all the same. They were used for storage, parked cars, and other things during every season. Most were simple gray concrete or plain dirt floors. Today, however, the options have broadened and expanded drastically making them a prominent design in many people’s homes. They are now used for things like showrooms, organized shops, and statement pieces. Many homeowners pay close attention to their garage floors in this day and age and are very particular about how they want to display them for company and other aesthetic-based reasons. Read More

Woodcrete Installation Omaha Media Group September 2017

September 27, 2017

Hardwood floors have been super popular in recent years. They are highly desired and looked to for many different types of projects. Owners love the rustic appeal, timelessness, and durable feel of hardwood floors. Although, they can be very costly and require a large amount of maintenance over the years. Some people turn to laminate or linoleum flooring instead, but these options have a shorter lifespan and cause major problems that end in you having to replace them. Needless to say, this will only leave you with frustration and a (large!) dent in your wallet. The smarter (and arguably more aesthetically pleasing) option is polished woodcrete flooring. Concrete can be transformed to look just like hardwood floors, but last exponentially longer and have a shinier and more eye-catching look to them. Read More

Frequently Asked Questions About Concrete

September 20, 2017

Are Concrete Floors Prone To Cracking? The biggest concern the comes from concrete customers is the potential of cracked floors. However, some people love the rustic, organic look that can come from staining concrete floors and leaving minor cracks exposed in various places. If cracks are not something that you are looking to achieve, microtoppings allow you to hide the cracks under a smooth, new surface that can also accept a wide array of different colors and decorative treatments. Click here to learn more about decorative concrete overlays and the options you have. Read More

Custom Concrete Creations holds manufacturer certifications for L&M FGS Permashine and LM Scofield polished concrete systems.