There is a widespread misconception that polished concrete surfaces are slick and can’t be walked on when wet without slipping. That isn’t always the case, though. Although polished concrete finishes appear to be as smooth as glass, they are more slip-resistant than some other flooring options.
One thing you can count on after installing polished concrete is that it will be cost-effective, energy-efficient, low-maintenance, and dust-free. In addition, they always come in a variety of colors and textures. Thus, a gleaming floor surface could be beneficial for your business or the aesthetics of your home.
Polished concrete’s popularity has skyrocketed, particularly in the retail and educational sectors. However, over 8 million falls were accounted for in hospital emergency department visits, according to the NFSI study. Concrete polishers can assist reduce these numbers and directly impact profitability through education and skill development.
TIPS TO PROPER MAINTENANCE OF A POLISHED CONCRETE FLOOR
Concrete polishing gives your floor a decorative high-gloss look and comes with various design options to choose from. It’s vital to remember that contamination is the most significant cause of trips, slips, and falls, so keeping the polished surface clean is crucial. Here are some suggestions for making your polished concrete more slip-resistant.
- Avoid spilling oil or grease on the floor.
- During a routine cleaning, apply anti-slip conditioners to improve traction.
- In high-traffic areas, such as entryways, use rubber mats or area rugs.
CAN ALL CONCRETE BE POLISHED?
With sufficient preparation, almost any floor, old or new, maybe polished. Surface preparation is required for existing floors to remove dirt, grease, stains, and other coatings. Concrete polishing is an excellent option if you want to provide a beautiful and welcoming environment for your clients and guests.
At Flores Decorative Concrete, we offer acid staining, decorative overlays, resurfacing, pool deck texturing, scoring custom designs, and epoxy coatings, among other decorative services. We serve the DFW and its environs. We are devoted to leaving our customers with a beautiful floor and a positive impression of our work. Contact us today!