UPDATED: Refinishing old concrete

Sadly, concrete flooring does not stay in tip-top condition forever. If you recently bought an industrial or commercial building, or have not done a great job of maintaining your current flooring, you may not have to worry about installing a brand new floor. In fact, depending on the state of your concrete floors, a little refinishing might be all you need! 

At Custom Concrete Creations, we offer a variety of concrete flooring solutions. From custom concrete coatings to standard maintenance, our services are unmatched. Below, we explain how you can refinish any of your old concrete floors!


If you decide to go with polished concrete instead of covering up your flooring with something else, you should always hire a professional concrete company to handle your project! The preparation shouldn’t take too long depending on how large your space is and the condition that your concrete is in. 

Typically, the first step is to go through and seal any cracks or joints with filler. This will prevent further cracking once it has been polished and makes the floor look seamless. Next, the concrete is grinded down with a 30 or 40 grit metal-bonded diamond followed by an 80 grit metal-bonded diamond. 

The installers should make sure that the surface is super clean and ready to be polished after fixing any joints or cracks and grinding the surface down to be sure that it is flat, smooth and there are no imperfections. The installers will then typically apply a hardener or densifier. The densifier works to chemically alter the concrete at the surface, which will ensure that it is not powdery or flaky.


If you’ve chosen to look through custom concrete finishes, you will see that you have quite a few options! At Custom Concrete Creations, we have several different custom concrete coatings to perfectly fit your style. From epoxy coatings, polishes and more, we can transform your floors to however you like! We can also provide different gloss levels depending on what you want your concrete floor to look like. This includes low, medium and high reflectivity as well as highly polished. 

The coating will be added to the concrete and once the look is achieved it should be sealed and protected. This will help protect the surface from grease, oil, chemicals and moisture. Depending on what coating you end up choosing, you will need to reseal your flooring accordingly! 

Refinishing your existing concrete is definitely cheaper than installing brand new concrete floors. Refinishing is definitely cheaper than installing brand new flooring, and will yield a higher return on investment! When updating your commercial floors, consider hiring a professional concrete company!

If your commercial concrete is becoming outdated or damaged, we can help you refinish and transform your floors to look brand new! Give us a call or visit our website today to learn more about our custom concrete coatings. Our team is very happy to answer any questions you may have!