Is concrete polishing expensive?
Concrete polishing is a very cost effective flooring solution similar to timber, tiles, carpet, vinyl, pavers, stencil crete etc. The cost is determined by the state of your current concrete slab, the total size needing to be covered, and the depth of grinding necessary. Use the form above to a get a quick quote and see why concrete would be the ideal solution for you.
How soon can I use the floor after it is polished?
Immediately. You can walk on the polished concrete surface even during the process of grinding and polishing. It’s an entirely mechanical process so there is no need to wait for anything to settle. If a sealer has to be applied, then it will take no more than 30 minutes for your floors to be ready.
How do I maintained my polished concrete floors?
Maintaining your polished concrete floors to keep them shining is very simple to do. Concrete Your Way will provide you with a maintenance kit free of charge that you can use to easily maintain your floors and we will show you how to keep your floors at optimum shine.
Is concrete polishing safe for the environment?
Concrete polishing is one of the most Eco-friendly flooring options available on the market. High in durability and low in environmental impact, concrete is the perfect flooring material for sustainable living.
Is polished concrete messy?
Not at all. When you polish your floors with a dry-grind process, a vacuum system is used in conjunction with the grinder to contain 98% of the airborne particulates. The remainder of the dust is easily swept up. It also does not have the odor that is present from some coatings, like epoxy, or glues used in some other flooring applications.
Is concrete polishing suitable for any floor?
Virtually any concrete floor can be polished. The only exception would be floors that are saturated with oil or exposed to acids, where concrete polishing would not be the ideal solution.
Does concrete releases VOCs even after it is dry ?
Concrete by nature has minimal to negligible VOCs.
Most VOCs associated with concrete are generated from the use of stains, sealers and form release agents.
- For formed concrete, use a water based form release agent, this will produce VOCs in the neighborhood of .018 mg/m3 and a VOC release rate of .003 mg/m2h.
- Compare this to standard latex paint which has a VOC rate of 2.00 mg/m3 and .43 mg/m2h release rate.
- If you are staining the concrete surfaces, look into concrete stains derived from fish oil. It is natural and provides a beautiful finish.
As for alternatives to concrete, once you introduce glues, sealers, binding agents you increase the VOC content and release into the home.