Concrete Flooring Common Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Differences in the 3 Levels of Concrete Polish?
There are three different types of concrete polish: low gloss, medium gloss, and high gloss. When applying these three variations, there is quite a difference in the outcome of the project. A low gloss polish will have a more subdued shine, whereas a high gloss polish will be much more glossy and mirror-like. A medium gloss will rest somewhere in the middle, but will still give a slightly shiny finish.
What are the Benefits of Concrete Polishing vs. Carpet, Wood Floors and Tiles
Concrete polishing is a great option for commercial property owners and homeowners for several reasons. Polished concrete has a professional, glossy appearance and leaves concrete floors looking more vibrant and dynamic. It is also much more cost effective than carpet, wood floors, and tiles. Concrete polishing with the proper sealers and coatings also lasts much longer than carpet, wood floors, and tiles subject to the same conditions. Since the costs of concrete are so much lower, property owners have a variety of options as to how to add color, design, and texture to the concrete flooring.
Since polished concrete has a longer life cycle than other types of flooring for the garage, it is often the preferred option in many venues. Concrete is also intensely strong and durable, which is why it has become such a popular flooring option.
Polished concrete is also very easy to keep clean, where carpet and wood floors may take a lot of maintenance over time. Concrete rarely needs to be replaced. It can usually be repaired, restored, and refinished. Polished concrete can also come in a wide variety of color options and designs to create a unique, mesmerizing look. Concrete floors are also resistant to wear and tear and hold up much better over time than wood floors, tiles, and carpet. These floors and counter concrete are very versatile as well and can be applied in almost any venue.
What is Concrete Made from?
Concrete is made from cement, water, and one of the following three aggregates: gravel, sand, or rock. In powdered form, cement binds with the water and aggregate to form a nearly impenetrable barrier.
How do You Apply Custom Stamp Designs on a Concrete Floor?
Stamp designs for concrete can be done in a variety of shapes and patterns. The first thing that you should do is prepare the concrete by sandblasting the concrete, neutralizing it, or acid washing it. Once it’s prepared, you should lay out a polymer stamped concrete. Use a quarter inch unless otherwise stated, and use a liquid release to prevent the stamp from sticking to the concrete. Stamp that impression in after you have prepared the area.