Polished concrete is vastly becoming “the go-to” flooring choice of architects, designers, corporations, small business and home owners, and the reasons are plenty. Polished concrete is beautiful, functional, durable, environmentally friendly, low-maintenance, and the most cost-effective flooring option available.
Conserving the earth’s natural resources and reducing the environmental impact of construction are huge endeavors that have taken on a global focus. Polished concrete is one of the most sustainable flooring options available.
- Polished Concrete is the only renewable flooring option that can be recycled/renewed at the job site.
- Polished Concrete eliminated the use of harmful VOC’s from other floor covering installations and maintenance chemicals.
- Polished Concrete uses the thermal mass of concrete to reduce heating and cooling cost.
- Polished Concrete increases ambient lighting by 30% due to a highly refined/reflected surface.
Furthermore, unlike most flooring products, there is almost no consumption of raw materials in the concrete polishing process. Unless the existing floor is deemed unacceptable for polishing and requires a topping system to be installed, the only product consumed is the water-based hardening and stain resistant treatments. The system does not introduce any products that need to be separated from the base concrete slab when the end of its life cycle has been reached making recycling of the structure more feasible.