Shine on with polished concrete
The future looks bright for polished concrete floors. It has been a popular choice in other parts of the country, and is now gaining momentum here in Hawaii. Polished concrete is an excellent long-term flooring solution due to its unique and refined finish, durability, and cost-effectiveness. Let’s take a look at its unique attributes.
Polished concrete provides one-of-a-kind, perfectly imperfect floors. They have a rustic, organic look that showcases the natural character and imperfections of the concrete. Polishing enhances the concrete that is in place by grinding it with diamond abrasives, removing the surface of the concrete, until the desired level of shine and smoothness is achieved. Sheen, color and aggregate exposure will vary throughout the floor, imparting a distinctive finish to each surface.
Polished concrete has a striking and elegant appeal that can adapt to almost any décor. A penetrating stain in an earthy tone will bring warmth to your space or amp up the drama with dark grey, black or bold colors like red, blue or green. Further enhance the floors by adding score lines, borders or patterns into the concrete. If you decide to polish your concrete floors prior to the concrete being poured, you have even more design options available such as:
• Adding special aggregate into the concrete mix, like colored glass or shells, which will be revealed during the polishing process.
• Adding integral color to the concrete mix for a pigment that extends throughout the whole slab and won’t wear away or fade.
Polished concrete provides high quality floors that eliminate the need for costly maintenance, repairs and replacement. Other flooring options may have a lower initial cost, but polished concrete delivers a lower lifetime cost. Polished concrete floors can last a lifetime and keep their luster for up to 10 years before requiring refinishing. The dense surface inhibits stains and resists tire and scuff marks and only needs dust mopping, and occasional use of a neutral pH floor cleaner, no waxing or sealing.
Visit the Concrete Surface Designs website to see the possibilities and call today to schedule a free estimate.
CONCRETE SURFACE DESIGNS
contact // 626-5418
address // 525 Kokea St., Unit C7
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