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Why Polished Concrete?



Versatile Beauty


Concrete floors can remain seamless, designed with saw cuts, stains colors on new pours can be integral or color can be applied after the pour and on existing floors, unusual aggregates such as marble or glass can be added, logo’s can be incorporated into the cement, terrazzo strip’s can be used to add an interesting look.

Stain-Resistance


Simply put, a polished concrete floor transforms a porous concrete floor into a tightened surface which is dense enough to keep water, oil, and other contaminants from penetrating the surface.

Less Maintenance


Most floor systems, including ordinary concrete, require aggressive scrubbing to keep clean. Oil, paint, and other staining spills can leave lasting impressions on ordinary surfaces. But a polished concrete floor doesn't require such intense scrubbing. The surface is so tightly compacted that it actually repels oils and other substances, making cleaning much easier than ordinary floors.

Durable Shine


With polished concrete, there is no need to wax or strip the floor.

Improved Lighting


A polished concrete floor does more beyond its beautiful looks. With a floor as reflective as a polished concrete floor, the increased lighting in your facility goes beyond simply reducing your lighting bill. It also allows your customer and employees to see better which will help increase utilization of your facility. Can any other floor system do that?

Elimination of Dusting from Efflorescence


In ordinary unpolished concrete, tiny particles of dust are pushed to the surface through an upward force called efflorescence. The continual forcing of dust to the surface is, quite appropriately, called dusting. Dusting forces epoxies to separate from the surface of concrete floors, and make maintenance a costly priority. A polished concrete floor eliminates dusting entirely, making for a much healthier work environment.

Restores Old Floors to Better-Than-New Condition


There are dozens of was for concrete floors to break as they get old including rain damage, surface stress, de-lamination, improper curing, curled cold joints, and joint failure. But one solution, a polished concrete floor, can make any floor look better than new. We actually remove the top part of the surface of your old concrete floor (including any patchy, partial, or whole coatings) and harden what was once beneath the old surface. Deteriorating, or weak concrete can be strengthened to improve impact and abrasion resistance.

Less Slip for Better Safety


When a concrete floor is polished, it may look as smooth as glass, but it has actually has a higher friction co-efficient than ordinary concrete. Simply put, it is much harder to slip on a Natural Wonder concrete floor, wet or dry. A polished concrete floor always meets and often exceeds OSHA standards for floor safety.

No More Tire Streaks


On ordinary floors, a tire mark is usually there to stay until the floor is repaired. With a polished concrete floor system, ordinary cleaning removes marks and other blemishes immediately.

Less Tire Wear for Heavy Industrial Facilities


Ordinary concrete floors have small "curling" joints from where concrete bows upward on the edges during the curing process. This results in rough and uneven surfaces that cause tires on heavy equipment to wear out prematurely. Polished concrete floors keep joints level and make the entire surface smooth, adding longer life to tires.

Minimal Down-Time During Installation


Polished areas can be put into service immediately after the process is complete. Due to the cleanliness of the process and the lack of toxic or hazardous chemicals, we have helped food manufacturers, pharmaceutical producers, and other medical suppliers meet the strict condition standards that their floors require. In many cases we install the "NW" polished concrete floor system while the plant is in full production. We have even applied this floor system in hospitals, with compromising the daily routines of patients, family and staff.

Cost Effective


The savings from a polished concrete floor easily runs into the hundreds of thousands of dollars for most facilities.


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