UPDATED: Common polished concrete questions answered

Choosing new materials to use for your commercial building is no easy task. With so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to go through all of your options. However, it’s important that you get all of your questions answered before making a final decision. 

When choosing a new flooring solution, there are things you may be unsure of. At Custom Concrete Creations, we understand how important it is to be sure you are making the right choice. If polished concrete floors are on your list, we’ve got your answers here!

What is polished concrete?

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

What are the best ways to clean polished concrete floors?

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, polished concrete floors are one of the safest flooring solutions when properly maintained! Just because it looks slippery and shiny doesn’t mean that it is. Concrete floors have better slip resistance than your regular concrete. Because of this, it’s a great solution for commercial buildings that see high amounts of foot traffic, including retail stores, grocery stores, restaurants and warehouses!

Are polished concrete floors expensive? 

In comparison to other options, concrete floors are not expensive. Since, concrete is one of the longest 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 a 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! 

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. 

We understand that there may be many people out there who are unsure about which flooring solution to go with, which is why our polished concrete experts are here to help answer all of your questions. When choosing your next commercial flooring material, keep this Q&A on polished concrete floors in mind! 

Custom Concrete Creations are leaders in the concrete flooring industry. From polished concrete to epoxy coatings and everything in between, our team is here to help! Visit our website to learn more about what we do!