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Polished Concrete Floors

Concrete-Visions is the #1 concrete floor polishing contractor in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. We provide polishing services to customers throughout Colorado and surrounding states including polished concrete floors in Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Fort Collins, Laramie, and Cheyenne. Our customers choose us for our deep understanding of concrete, knowledge of design, extensive and modern line-up of equipment, and commitment to ensuring that your project is a success.

What is a polished concrete floor?

A polished concrete floor is a concrete floor that has been ground and polished using a set of coarse to finer grit diamonds to create an extremely hard and glossy concrete surface that is easy to clean and maintain. During the polishing process hardening and densifying agents are added to the concrete to create a hard, glasslike surface and to eliminate dusting while sealing the floors.

Specialized planetary polishing machines are used together with high-efficiency HEPA vacuums to virtually eliminate dust during the grinding process. The concrete floor can be polished to soft matte sheen or a super glossy and reflective surface. Additionally, depending on the amount of grinding, just a little bit of sand ("Salt & Pepper") or full aggregate can be exposed.

No other floor system offers the benefits, lasting beauty, or long-term durability of a polished concrete floor. With a polished concrete floor, there are no coatings, sealers, or waxes to scratch or peel off over time. Just the dense, hard surface of the concrete floor. Add in one or more stains colors and you can create a real piece of functional art! A polished concrete floor is one of the most exciting and versatile floor systems available today. Are you ready to polish your image?

No other floor system offers the benefits, lasting beauty, or long-term durability of a polished concrete floor. With a polished concrete floor, there are no coatings, sealers, or waxes that can scratch or peel off over time. Just the dense, hard surface of the concrete floor. Add in a single or multiple colors and you create a real piece of functional art!

Our Advantage

We have the some of the most experienced polishers in the western United States with many in-house solutions that we've developed over the years. Plus a full range of equipment means we can handle your job fast and efficiently--large or small.

Applications

Benefits of Polished Concrete Floors

Elimination of Dusting from Efflorescence: In ordinary unpolished concrete, tiny particles of calcium salts are pushed to the surface through an upward force called hydrostatic pressure, resulting in efflorescence. Efflorescence leads to dusting and whitening of the surface and can make a concrete floor hard to clean.

Stain Resistance: By densifying and sealing the surface, the polishing process transforms a porous concrete floor into a sealed floor that is dense enough to repel water and other contaminants, preventing them from penetrating the surface.

Improved Reflectivity and Ambient Lighting: The reflective properties of a polished concrete floor increases the lighting in facilities. Increased ambient lighting will reduce the energy bill and create a nicer working environment.

Increased Slip Resistance: Polished concrete, though quite shiny, is not a slippery surface. In fact, the benefits of mechanically grinding and flattening the floor will increase the coefficient of friction as compared to ordinary concrete. Polished concrete often exceeds OSHA standards for floors. (ASTM C-1028-96)

Reduced Maintenance Costs: Polished concrete is a very cost-effective flooring system. Its total life-cycle cost is significantly less than other flooring types, including hardwood, carpet, vinyl, and ceramic tile. Most floor systems, including tile and linoleum, require aggressive scrubbing to maintain a clean environment and nice appearance. Polished concrete surfaces are tightly compacted, reducing stains, and do not require any waxing or stripping to maintain the sheen.

Cost-Effective: Polished concrete will reduce energy and maintenance costs significantly through reflectivity and ambient lighting, reduction in upkeep (such as waxing), and reduced tire wear. Polished concrete never needs to be replaced, and is impervious to corrosion, rot, scratching and moisture damage.

LEED Friendly: Polished concrete not only utilizes existing concrete surfaces, eliminating additional materials such as coverings/coatings and moving towards sustainable building, but it typically contains no noticeable VOC's, making it friendly for any USBG LEED project.

Improved condition for old floors: As concrete ages, surface stress, delamination, curled cold joints, and other problems can arise. Mechanically grinding the floor will remove the top surface of the old concrete and polishing will then strengthen it, increasing its impact and abrasion resistance.

Reduced Tire Wear: The rough, uneven texture of natural concrete causes tires to abrade, adding to their wear. A polished concrete floor system will level the joints and make the entire surface smooth, preventing this abrasion.

No Production/Plant Shutdowns: Dry, mechanically polished concrete 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, floors can often be serviced while the plant is in full production.

Color and Polishing Options

Concrete can be polished with or without the use of color. Concrete polished without the use of color produces a deep, natural looking floor. Colors can be added to stain the entire floor or to produce decorative patterns separated by saw-cut joints. Additionally, the level of polish can be adjusted to create a soft, matte look or a high gloss sheen. Call us to discuss your design goals and we'll suggest the best system to use.

Prosoco Gemtone Stain Color Chart

Gemtone Stain Color Chart

Areas of Service

We service all of Denver and Boulder including Broomfield, Thornton, Westminster, Arvada, Aurora, Golden, Englewood, Littleton, Greenwood Village, Centennial, and Highlands Ranch. Southern Colorado areas include Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Northern Colorado areas include Longmont, Loveland, Greeley, and Fort Collins. Additionally, we service Laramie & Cheyenne in Wyoming, and Scottsbluff in Nebraska. Not sure if we provide services in your area? Give us a call today!