Concrete lays in the foundations of every building whether it's your Tampa home, office or warehouse. This is why it's no surprise that polished concrete is taking over the interior design of many of Tampa's residential, commercial and industrial properties.
Concrete on its own has superior durability and performance but it can be hard to maintain when it is in its original form. When first laid as a flooring, concrete is porous and prone to dusting, staining and chipping. Water and liquids can quickly soak into it and cause damage.
At Epoxy Flooring Tampa we use a multi-step process that includes mechanically grinding and honing the concrete and then polishing it using diamond discs to cut the surface of the concrete floor. This process creates different levels of stone exposure and shine, while hardening the concrete slab and sealing it to protect it from damage.
The end result is a luxurious concrete floor that comes with a ton of benefits. Our polished concrete Tampa floors are ideal not only for residential homes, but also for commercial properties such as retail stores, grocery stores, bars, restaurants, hotels, office buildings, logistical centers, distribution centers, warehouses, manufacturing facilities and many more.
When polishing the concrete we use a concrete hardener to increase the concrete's hardness, dustproof it and make it less vulnerable to damage from heavy traffic. As the concrete slab is part of your building it will not require replacing as other flooring options do.
With its smooth glass-like surface polished concrete won't harbor any dust, dirt, or allergens making it easy to clean - requiring only occasional damp mopping. Polished concrete floors Tampa FL eliminate the need for waxes or coatings as well as the associated labor, time and expense of applying them. The glossy surface of polished concrete resists the marks of forklift truck tires and staining from oil and chemical spills.
Using the concrete slab as your finished floor is more cost-saving than traditional flooring options. You don't require any floor covering materials which reduces your maintenance cost substantially.
Polished concrete can greatly reduce the dusting that unpolished and unsealed concrete produces once there is wear and tear.
Eliminating concrete dust results in improved performance of manufacturing goods and equipment and improved health and safety.
The reflective properties of a decorative polished concrete Tampa floor maximizes lighting in any space while reducing energy bills, increases safety, and casts your facility in the best possible light. If you want to project a bright, clean and professional image in your Tampa office, restaurant, hotel, shop or home then polished concrete is the go to floor.
With polished concrete you can choose the level of stone exposure and sheen (from a satin to a gloss finish). You can have a rustic or industrial look all the way to a luxurious, high-gloss stone exposure.
You can also enhance the look of your polished concrete by using stains and dyes.
Almost any structurally sound concrete floor can be polished, whether it is brand new or 100 years old. Newly laid concrete floors can be polished after 28 days of being installed.
We start by mechanically grinding the concrete floor until we have removed all dirt, grime, oil, glue, paint and stains.
At this stage, we also aim to reveal any stones in the concrete slab.
Once the concrete is fully ground we repair all cracks and holes in the floor. Repairing the cracks and holes gives the finished floor an extra charm while preserving its structural integrity.
Once the concrete slab is ready and the stones exposed we make many passes over the floor using a variety of diamond grits. We then fill up any remaining holes and cracks with concrete grout before finishing the first step with concrete hardener and allowing it to cure overnight.
Once the concrete hardener is cured we move on to resin pads and begin polishing the concrete to the desired sheen using a series of grits. The final step is to clean the floor and apply a stain guard then burnish it.