Polished concrete floors are easy to maintain and repair. From the slip and fall prevention of rubber mats to the maintenance of pristine flooring in commercial areas such as restaurants, warehouses reap the benefits. Polished floors also look much better under glass than traditional stained concrete. Low Maintenance Polished concrete floors require little to look nice. Simply use a mild detergent for regular cleaning or a commercial flooring contractor’s bleach product for more severe stains. If it is especially hard to remove the stain, a light blue urethane pad can be employed.
Easy To Use Polished concrete floors can be made to look just like stone, or tile with a variety of finishes. There are many types of stains that can give the floor a unique look. In addition to the regular stains, decorative stains can be applied to enhance the beauty of the floor. In addition to the many finishes available, some polishes contain additives that can help to resist oil and grease build-up and provide additional protection against stains.
Stain Durability Stained concrete floors with a high gloss finish are easy to keep clean and durable. This makes them a great choice for high traffic areas. Commercial flooring contractors often use staining concrete floors for their front and back porches, but there are a number of ways that even commercial space owners can stain their own floors.
Mild Acidity Stains When an acid stain is placed on a new or freshly stained concrete floor. The color quickly fades from an originally bright white color to a dull gray. The reason for fading is because the staining solution (acid or alkali mixed with water) attacks the surface at a low pH, quickly breaking down the cement sealer layer underneath. The break in the sealer layer allows the stain to oxidize, creating a deep blue/black color in several weeks. If you want to keep your acid stained concrete floors looking like new, an acid stain protector can help protect the floor. These products are designed to break down the bonds between the cement and the stain, so they don’t fade away. Some protectors can also help prevent future staining.
Indoor Concrete Staining If you are interested in decorative indoor concrete staining, there are a number of options for how to apply your coloring. You can create elaborate designs with a combination of kicks and bumps, use stencils and patterns, or create an abstract design with a roller. Indoor concrete staining is best left to professional contractors as it is difficult to use acrylics in this environment.
Commercial Indoor Concrete Stain There are a number of reasons why commercial property owners choose to acid stain their flooring. This option is a little bit trickier than some of the other options, but it is often well worth it. Since commercial concrete is exposed to harsh weather conditions such as hot sun, wind, rain, and saltwater, its durability is dependent on how well the floor is protected. By placing decorative concrete in front of windows or on the exterior walls of office buildings, businesses can ensure that their floors stay looking great. This option is especially popular in restaurants and retail stores. Acid staining helps to protect from cracking, flaking, buckling, and fading.
Sealwell Industrial Floor Experts
If you want to investigate the many possibilities of stained concrete floors for your commercial or industrial floor, think of contacting Sealwell Industrial Floor Experts in Florida & Georgia, at 844-443-2844 or Request a free quote online. We are Florida & Georgia’s leading commercial flooring contractor. We offer a variety of decorative concrete services, including interior and exterior applications, staining, stenciling, and imprinting of concrete.
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