WHY POLISHED CONCRETE?
Industry estimates indicate that polished concrete installations make up 15 to 20 percent of all new flooring systems installed each year. As polished concrete floors become more prevalent, these numbers are likely to continue rising—but you may still be wondering why more and more businesses are turning to polished concrete for their industrial flooring needs. The benefits listed below are an essential reason.
At Delta ProFloor, our Concrete Polishing System has been nationally recognized for its green approach, benefits, and contributions to the environment, including numerous awards and LEED designations. We’re proud to showcase the multitude of green projects we’ve completed, and our experts are here to provide a wealth of information about how the Delta ProFloor Polished Concrete Systems can play a critical role in LEED silver, gold and platinum awards. The ProFloor Polished Concrete System is a natural, environmentally-friendly product and process, making it the natural answer to your green solutions.
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THE BENEFITS OF POLISHED CONCRETE
Elimination of Dusting From Efflorescence
In ordinary unpolished concrete, tiny particles of dust are pushed to the surface through an upward force called hydrostatic pressure, resulting in efflorescence. Efflorescence leads to dusting, which forces epoxies off of the surface of concrete floors, and costly maintenance can quickly cut into your bottom line. On the other hand, polished concrete eliminates this dusting, thereby minimizing maintenance costs over unpolished concrete.
A Stain-Resistant Surface
By densifying and sealing the surface, polished concrete transforms a porous concrete floor into a tightened floor that is dense enough to repel water, oil, and other contaminants, preventing them from penetrating the surface.
Improved Reflectivity and Ambient Lighting
The reflective properties of a polished concrete floor maximize lighting in facilities. Improved ambient lighting reduces the cost of energy bills, increases safety, and casts your facility in the best possible light.
Increased Slip Resistance
Polished concrete, though shiny on the surface, does not create a slippery floor. In fact, the benefits of mechanically grinding and flattening the floor ultimately increase the coefficient of friction when compared to ordinary concrete. Polished concrete often exceeds OSHA standards for floors (ASTM C 1028).
Most floor systems, including tile and linoleum, require aggressive scrubbing to maintain a sanitary environment and clean appearance. Polished concrete surfaces are tightly compacted to reduce the development of stains. At the same time, they do not require any waxing or stripping treatments to maintain their sheen.
Polished concrete delivers ROI by significantly reducing energy and maintenance costs through reflectivity that improves ambient lighting, reduction in upkeep (such as waxing), and reduced tire wear for specialized applications.
Polished concrete not only utilizes existing concrete surfaces to eliminate the need for additional materials such as coverings/coatings and move toward sustainable building; it also typically contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), making it friendly for any U.S. Green Building Council LEED project.
Improved Condition for Old Floors (Mechanical Polish Only)
As concrete ages, surface stress, delamination, curled cold joints, and other problems can arise. Mechanically grinding the floor removes the top surface of the old concrete and polishing then strengthens it, increasing its impact and abrasion resistance.
Reduced Tire Wear (Mechanical Polish)
The rough, uneven texture of natural concrete causes tires to abrade, increasing wear and tear over time. A polished concrete floor system levels the joints and makes the entire surface smooth, preventing abrasion.
No Production/Plant Shutdowns (Mechanical Polish)
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 commissioned as soon as the project is completed.
Partner With Delta ProFloor UK
If you’re ready to start taking advantage of the benefits a polished concrete flooring system can offer your organization, contact Delta today. We begin with a needs assessment to understand your industrial flooring needs. From there, we specialize in developing custom solutions specifically for your facility operations.
Polished Concrete Maintenance
While polished concrete requires minimal maintenance when compared to other flooring systems, our experts also specialize in keeping them looking their best for years to come.
Concrete Floor Repairs
Do your existing concrete floors require repairs? Whether you need help concrete resurfacing or a joint filler project
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Making the Right Choice 👌
Delta ProFloor UK is the nationwide leader in installing flooring solutions for industrial, commercial, retail and residential customers. We work closely with you to determine the needs of your space and design a flooring solution that is tailored to your company’s needs. We are fully aware of the regulatory and industrial standards in place across the UK and ensure full compliance with those standards. We are proud of achieving lots of bespoke iconic polished concrete floors in London. Our work is noted for its quality and durability, and we are respected for our unique ability to respond and install industrial floors on short notice. Our teams of trained and well-equipped installers are available to work during holiday periods when facilities are in a planned shutdown period.
When it is time to think about a new flooring system for your facility, call Delta ProFloor UK 02081068999. We are a trusted and respected contractor that specializes in the custom design and installation of industrial floors for industrial facilities. We guarantee that we will provide the right floor for your needs.