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Top Retail Concrete Flooring Options

Choosing a floor for your retail environment goes beyond the economics of choosing the lowest price. Often omitted from the fact gathering process of shopping for a floor, are details like longevity, cost of ownership, maintenance, repair downtime and return to service interval. If all of the above are not considered prior to making a decision of the flooring style and material for your space it’s a certainty that you will encounter exorbitant costs down the road while trying to reserve a fresh clean looking environment for your retail space.

thefloorcompany polished concrete retail flooring The primary use of your retail space will determine flooring type that’s most ideal. If your retail space deals with the sale of harsh chemicals such as paints and dyes, a monolithic coating (seamless) will most likely be your best option. These coatings are usually epoxies or polyaspartics, however, there are several other coating options a professional will recommend to you based on your use of space and exposure to potential contamination issues.

Coatings are the best option for the environment above because they are seamless so you won’t get staining and debris stuck in ugly grout that’s hard to clean. Another benefit is they are generally stain resistant if your retail environment deals in dry goods and or is susceptible to high traffic, but a dry environment that isn’t introduced to excessive water or road de-icing salts, polished concrete is an economical and beautiful natural clean way to have a brilliant shine and welcoming environment for your clientele.

Of course, we can’t forget about branding potential and interior design elements. Both coatings and polished concrete offer unlimited potential for unique and creative expression of your brand and corporate culture. Contact a concrete design and finishing specialist today for all of your retail concrete flooring needs.

The Beauty of Polished Concrete Flooring

Although polished concrete flooring is mainly used in commercial buildings, it is also used in certain applications in residential homes. The beauty of this kind of flooring is unmatched. It provides high gloss surfaces, requires low maintenance and is versatile enough to be used in any place of work. Due to the durability of concrete, it is the perfect material for places that receive high traffic within a home or place of work.

The glossy finish of polished concrete floors is truly beautiful. The shiny surfaces add an attractive look to the floor and the room at large in addition to reflecting light in order to brighten up the room. Moreover, concrete can be used to mimic other kinds of flooring made of stone, such as polished marble floors.polished concrete floor ottawa

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There are many reasons why polished concrete flooring is a choice of many. It does not need to be waxed in order to maintain its glossy or shiny look because the polish used on it is innate upon polishing to the concrete used. Although the cost of polishing a concrete floor is comparable to other kinds of flooring that need maintenance or waxing, it is cheaper in the long run due to its durability. Perfectly polished floors made of concrete are also resistant to stains.

Generally, floors made of polished concrete are easy to polish, resistant to high traffic from both people and machines, are easy to maintain, friendly to the environment and saves on both time and money used to wax other kinds of floors. The beauty of polished concrete flooring is also in the wide range of finishes available to both commercial enterprises and residential homes for a unique yet beautiful touch to reflect any personality or style of the specific person deploying this kind of flooring in their interior spaces.

The polishing and installation of concrete floors can be done by a professional concrete polishing company with the right skills and experience required. Questions? Support is waiting for you here.