Concrete is the most environmentally friendly flooring option available in every residential, industrial, and commercial building in Minneapolis. Because of this, it's no surprise that polished concrete is becoming increasingly popular amongst home and business owners.
Thanks to the concrete densifier and the polishing process, polished concrete is a lot more durable, hardwearing and long-lasting than an ordinary unsealed concrete floor. This makes it ideal for industrial and manufacturing facilities, warehouses and logistics centers, where heavy machinery and vehicles are present.
At Epoxy Flooring Minneapolis, we offer a variety of polished concrete stone exposures and glossiness to suit different settings. Polished concrete is excellent for Minneapolis' residential, commercial and industrial settings. Their modern and luxurious finish can elevate any warehouse, home, bar, restaurant, retail shop, big box store, hotel, office or residential building.
Due to the cleanliness of the process and the lack of toxic or hazardous chemicals used, polished concrete floors can often be commissioned as soon as the project is completed, making it ideal for Minneapolis' industrial and commercial facilities that cannot afford to shut down for an extended period of time.
Almost any structurally sound, either new or old concrete floor, can be polished. For new concrete floors, the slab must be at least 28 days old and fully dried before polishing it.
We start every concrete floor by mechanically grinding it to reveal the stones in the concrete slab and remove any dirt, grime, stails, old paint and sealers.
We then repair any imperfections in the floor. Repairing the cracks and holes in the floor is crucial for the floor's integrity and durability.
Once we are happy with the look of the floor and the level of stone exposure is reached, we make many passes over the floor with various diamond grits, starting with a lower grit and moving to higher and finer grits.
When we are done with a variety of passes with different diamond grits, we grout any remaining holes and apply a concrete hardener. The concrete hardener is important because it densifies the concrete and closes the gaps on the surface, making it a far stronger and more dense floor.
When the concrete hardener is fully cured, we start the polishing process with different resin polishing pads until we reach the desired sheen.
The final step is to clean your floor and apply a protective UV stable topcoat. The topcoat will protect your new polished concrete from damage and wear and tear.
Contact Epoxy Flooring Minneapolis for more information. We can discuss large flooring projects and provide a FREE floor estimate.