Common polished concrete questions answered

Written: November 06, 2019

Common polished concrete questions answered

There are times when you can spend hours a day looking for the right answer and still cannot find it. Information can be hard to process when it’s all thrown at you at once, that’s why we will answer common polished custom concrete questions. 

What is polished concrete?

To get that shiny look, its a mechanical process that uses diamond tooling and grinders. Throughout this process, the floor is being refined and this makes it manufactured concrete. 

I have polished floors, what’s the best way to clean them?

Lucky for you, if you have polished concrete, it’s very easy to maintain in comparison to other floors. All that needs to be done is a simple dust mopping and sporadic wet mopping or scrubbing. Polished custom concrete is known to be durable and long-lasting. 

Is polished concrete safe? 

Yes, if maintained properly. Just because it looks slippery and shiny, it doesn’t mean that it is. It actually has better slip resistance than your regular concrete. Because of this it is a great option for areas that receive a lot of foot traffic. Schools, grocery stores or warehouses are great examples of heavy foot traffic. 

Is polished concrete expensive? 

Typically no, concrete is known as one of the long-lasting floor options on the market! You are making a solid investment. An example would be a carpet, it’s relatively cheap to install, but it needs professional cleaning and needs to be replaced more often than concrete floors. So if you are looking for long-term solution, concrete floors are not expensive.  

How many different style options are there?

Too many to count!  You can add extra pigment to your whole surface. Also you can stain concrete to look like marble, granite or your favorite natural stone! Also, you can add tiles or glass chips to have your surface look like a mosaic. Another thing that you can choose is the finish, if you prefer a rough finish rather than a smooth one let the company know! 

What is a custom concrete coating, and is it really necessary? 

A coating is perfect for industrial spaces. They are long-lasting and are known to last for centuries! Don’t expect chips or common wear and tear. Another bonus is that it is eco-friendly. The material is recycled and energy efficient. 

A concrete floor does not absorb water which eliminates chances for mold and mildew. They are non-porous and resistant to water stains. Finally, coating allows for a  specific look, you can get it to your liking. There are different colors, designs and patterns. 

Why are there cracks in my concrete? 

One of the most common reasons is that there is too much water when it gets poured into the mix. Water makes concrete easy to pour but it can cause shrinkage. Another reason, it wasn’t given enough time to dry properly. 

If you have any more questions that you would like to answered, please contact us today! At Custom Concrete Creations we are an industry leader throughout the Midwest. We do it all, from shops to office floors and more! Our experience and expertise will make sure that the job gets done right. 

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