Beautifully worked and polished concrete flooring can make a huge difference to the appearance, environmental impact, longevity, and versatility of many types of property. Although there is a wide range of concrete floor polishing equipment available for rent or purchase, paying a concrete floor polishing expert can make all the difference.
Some concrete floor polishing equipment is relatively easy to use and many suppliers offer training programs or detailed instructions to make sure the job is tackled properly; however, particularly major jobs, really are best left to those who are experts at polished concrete flooring.
So, how do you know your chosen expert is going to do a good job? Let’s look at a few tips about the best way to sort the men from the boys, the wheat from the chaff, the real experts from the self professed experts who read an instruction manual and think they know what they’re doing.
- Not only will your concrete floor polishing expert do a professional job on your flooring, he’ll also be able to advise you on the best colors and designs available for your needs as well as provide a few maintenance tips, helping you to keep your polished concrete flooring looking great for a longer period of time.
- Color. The choice is yours but it largely depends upon what you are trying to achieve. Do you simply need to brighten up the space? Is your polished concrete flooring in a high traffic area? Basically lighter creams and whites will help to brighten up the dullest space, medium tones are great for areas of high traffic, effectively hiding temporary dirty marks, and dark shiny colors can create a mirror finished concrete floor to create a feeling of class and style.
- Gloss or Matte. Gloss can make the polished concrete flooring appear to be brighter, more open, and lucid whereas matte is a great choice for applications like retail stores, warehouses, manufacturing buildings, etc.
- Texture. There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing the right texture for your polished concrete flooring. Trust your chosen concrete floor polishing expert to help you. The list is almost endless: speckled effects or fonts and logos imprinted onto a company floor are just two options. Geometric designs are another popular choice. How about replicating quartz, marble, or granite?
Don’t worry, find the right concrete floor polishing expert and he will expertly guide you through the best options for your needs – it’s his job, after all.
[January 16, 2014]