We get a lot of questions about what things you can do to concrete floors to make them more functional or visually appealing. Here are some FAQ’s that may help you when thinking about a project:
Is polished concrete good for the environment?
YES, polished concrete is one of the most sustainable flooring options to date. Though concrete itself is a bit controversial polishing structural slab of the building instead of harvesting resources to cover it prevents waist is extremely long lasting and is incredibly lead compliant.
Why would I use polished concrete instead of VCT?
Polished concrete is one of the most durable flooring systems when compared with other flooring systems. VCT requires continuous stripping waxing and buffing to maintain its appearance. It also wears more quickly than polished concrete and must be reinstalled at the same price as the original installation as well as a hefty removal cost prior to laying a new VCT floor. VCT also ends up in landfills and requires additional material to be harvested and transported upon replacement.
Are concrete floors slippery?
NO, polished concrete only looks slippery because its shinny. The polishing increases the coefficient of friction adding grip. Usually meest or exceeds OSHOs standards for slip resistance on surfaces.
Can we incorporate a sports team’s logo into my floor?
Yes, by creating a vinyl template of your favorited team we are able to we are able to permanently inlay any logo or image that you desire!
Are our Epoxy floors really Green?
YES, Laticrete the leading provider for epoxy coating materials has created the PURE coating system. PURE is a 0-VOC and virtually odor free coating system. Certain VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) have been proven to cause health risks, and they typically are release over the entire lifetime of a structure.