Polished Concrete Floor is a low cost, low maintenance floor finishing solution that is highly sought after in most commercial, industrial and warehouse buildings. Eliminating dusting, environmentally friendly, different exposure and sheen levels are just a few of the many benefits this finish has.
Polished Concrete or diamond polishing has gained popularity amongst architects, engineers, designers, contractors and homeowners as it has become a more cost friendly, safe and long-term durable floor than conventional flooring options.
Concrete Dust Proofing
For slabs that do not require a chemical or acid resistance, a polished concrete floor is an excelled way to seal in the dust, harden the slab, and make it easy to clean.
Polished Concrete utilizes penetrating sealers so there is nothing topical to wear off. Over time, this floor remains easy to maintain and is durable enough which makes it the preferred flooring choice on manufacturing companies, industrial facilities and warehouses.
Flortek Co offers Polished Concrete which is the most cost effective flooring solution for large establishments like manufacturing and industrial facilities where you have large equipments and where you needed them to be free from dust. Polished Concrete gives you that. It’s very low maintenance compared to any flooring finishes.
It’s the longest lasting flooring solution for huge spaces in the market with a rapid return to service compared to epoxy.
LEED Certified (VOC Free)
LEED is an internationally accepted benchmark for green building. Flortek utilizes products that can help in achieving LEED compliance.
Our team use negative air environments, HEPA filtering and other specialized safety equipment and procedures to ensure everyone on site is kept safe. All toxic materials are disposed of by a certified toxic waste removals in accordance with relevant regulations in Canada.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
My concrete is old with different shades and textures. Can you change it to make it all look the same?
A: Although with Polished Concrete floors you can see everything that is on the concrete some of the shading you may see are on the surface and, may disappear after the the first or second grind has been done.Alternativley there are staining options for concrete floors during the polishing process. Flortek uses a color chart with a large variety of colors to achieve your expectations.
What are the benefits of having my concrete polished, stained and/or sealed?
A: Polished Concrete adds beauty, value and appeal to any space. It’s also cost-effective as it is easy to clean and maintain.
What is concrete grinding?
A: Concrete Grinding is the term given to the grinding process of grinding a concrete floor or wall by using diamond impregnated metal bits to break up the concrete surface.
How do you grind and polish concrete?
A: Concrete grinding and polishing are usually carried out by large floor grinding machines that have diamond impregnated metal bits. These diamonds make contact with the concrete at high speeds and gradually grind down the concrete. There are many different types bits for different site conditions or type of concrete. Generally these bits are measured in grits. The higher the grit ratio the finer finish it will leave on the concrete. For a more polished effect a metal or resin bit with a high grit ratio would be used.
I have stamped concrete. Can you restore it?
A: Yes! We just need to use the proper diamond bits in order to eliminate that stamped effect and create a smooth surface.
Will the staining process make my concrete slick or slippery?
A: Stain is absorbed in the concrete and does not affect the surface.
How long will Polished Concrete last?
A: As with any flooring, the floor needs to be taken cared of. If the floor is properly maintained, polishing is a permanent process. There’s no wax, epoxy, acrylic, or any other shiny coverings applied that will eventually fail. Once Flortek delivers the final product the result is a bare concrete floor that has been permanently polished. In heavy industrial, commercial or institutional use, an inexpensive re-polish may be needed years down the road (depending on your maintenance). Alternatively there are certain solutions that can be added to your cleaning process to buff or maintain the sheen of the surface.
What about stains on polished concrete?
A: For stains, just mop it as soon as possible. Some oily stains if ignored will soak into the pores. As with any flooring, the longer you leave the mess, the more remedial work may be required to get the floor back into shape. We do protect the floor with sealers. However, how you maintain the flooring is also important.
Does Polished Concrete have any harmful VOCs?(Volatile organic compounds)
A: No, it doesn’t. This process is completely eco-friendly and perfect for green construction projects.
Do you offer warranty on your services?
A: Yes! Warranty is dependent on a number of factors such as quality of concrete before the polishing process, traffic etc. Warranty is case by case.