While natural stone flooring is an attractive option for commercial spaces, it’s not necessarily the safest or most cost-efficient. Commercial concrete flooring is becoming increasingly popular for many applications, especially in high-traffic settings (like restaurants) where slip-and-fall accidents are more likely.
Why Choose Concrete?
Before deciding on concrete flooring, a few considerations should be made. More than any other part of your commercial building, flooring sees wear, tear, and abuse. There are different types of concrete coatings and should be customized to meet your facility’s needs.
Although concrete flooring isn’t costly in the long run, some types are more expensive than others. Work with a flooring professional to help make the most of your budget and find high-quality materials and labor that’s also cost-efficient.
Here are some benefits of commercial concrete flooring:
- Concrete flooring can be dyed to match the surrounding facility and looks professional and streamlined.
- After it is sealed, the surface is durable and impenetrable to oil, water, chemicals, and staining.
- No more refinishing, re-waxing, or replacing — which means concrete flooring requires less maintenance.
- When factoring in the cost of ownership, concrete flooring costs far less than other specialty flooring systems.
- Concrete is sealed against contaminants seeping into the flooring, making it cleaner and more hygienic.
- With the right professionals on the job, you can use concrete flooring soon after it’s installed, which reduces downtime for your business.
How to Maintain Commercial Concrete Flooring
Low-traffic commercial concrete flooring that isn’t necessarily exposed to chemicals or outside elements can be polished. This is a process that doesn’t use any sealer, finishes, or wax and creates a high-gloss surface that improves the overall look of your facility. This process is ideal for healthcare and wellness settings.
Professionals should do polishing as it requires specialized equipment that users need to be trained to operate. It can be performed as a part of a new concrete flooring install or part of a renovation that works to restore old flooring to its former glory, making it much easier to clean and maintain.
Knowing how to clean and maintain your concrete flooring is important, but even the most rigorous efforts can’t stop more severe damage. To deal with this, you should know how to repair commercial flooring and who to call for those repairs to be completed by a professional team.
Make floor inspections a part of regular maintenance checks, and address cracks, gouges, and deep scratches as soon as they appear. While they may not seem like a big deal, they could get worse over time and even impact the structure of your facility. Before patching up this damage, find the cause to ensure that something else besides regular wear and tear isn’t to blame. If left unrepaired, this damage could become much more costly to fix.
Commercial Concrete Flooring Is Customizable
Concrete painting can be accomplished with many different paint systems, but epoxy is typically used. While it looks like traditional paint, it is faster drying, more durable, and resistant to moisture — acting as a sealant with high aesthetic value.
While paint sits on top of concrete, stain and dye seep into the porous surface and permeate to create a look that’s quite different from other options. They offer a range of colors that can be mixed together to get the perfect hue.
Polishing is a finishing option that doesn’t require finishes or wax. Flooring professionals grind the surface to a high-gloss finish and can be done on new or old concrete flooring. It’s cost-efficient, lower-maintenance, and easy to clean, something that’s ideal for healthcare and wellness facilities.
Ultimately, it takes working closely with a team of professionals to ensure your concrete flooring is right for your commercial facility. Our services outlast our competitors by many years. We communicate well and listen attentively to your specific needs. We can even come in at night and on weekends to refinish your concrete flooring. Get in touch today to get started!