Are polished concrete floors durable?
Polished Concrete Floors are second to none for durability and there is no need to constantly strip and re-wax your floors. Thus, eliminating the cost, time, and energy of doing this. Aside from a damp mop, your floors will require minimal maintenance. Additionally, any other Floor covering will need to be replaced eventually, however, Polished Concrete Floors will be there as long as the slab is there, 50 years or even longer.
Are polished concrete floors expensive?
Polished Concrete Floors are one of the most cost effective and economical flooring choices in today’s marketplace. The reduced cost, maintenance reduction, energy savings, and durability equates to Polished Concrete Floors being a beautiful, durable, and budget sensitive option.
Are polished concrete floors eco friendly?
Polished Concrete Floors are a “green” flooring system and LEED approved. The energy and carbon savings of not having to remove anything if you wish to replace the floors in the future coupled with the zero waste of installation makes this Flooring unbeatable in this category.
What are terazzo floors?
Terrazzo floors are a composite material, poured in place or precast. It consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable material, poured with a cementitious binder (for chemical binding), polymeric (for physical binding), or a combination of both (typically Portland Cement). Additional chips may be sprinkled atop the mix before it sets. After it is cured it is ground and polished smooth or otherwise finished to produce a uniformly textured surface.
Is terazzo polishing the same as concrete polishing?
Polishing uses virtually the same process as concrete polishing, although an extra step of stripping off existing waxes or sealers is necessary. Next we hone and polish using a multi-step system of progressively finer diamond tooling until we achieve the desired sheen for your Terrazzo Floors. Finally, we use an enhancing, penetrating sealer.
How do you restore travertine floors?
We start with an initial assessment to determine the existing condition of your Travertine Floor. What is the shine level? Does the floor appear to have a coating? What is the level of scratches, etch marks, cracks, or holes? While we make every effort possible to determine whether a floor has a topical coating, we cannot guarantee that one does not exist. Frequently the cause of waxy buildup on natural stone floors can be traced to the use of commercially sold “clean & shine” products containing wax as well as improper use or overuse of sealer. Overtime, the waxy build-up from these fake, “shine in a bottle”, cleaning products begin to dull the floor giving it a grayish appearance.
What if my travertine has a topical coating?
If it has a coating, how thick is the coating? How long ago was it applied? What type of coating was it? How many times has the coating been re-applied? These are just some of the questions we will ask. Most of the time, after we remove the topical coating the floor is found to be exceptionally dull hiding scratches and etch marks. If you are wanting a highly Polished Travertine Floor, it is going to take several steps to obtain this. It can be a slow process and at times, costly, especially if the surface has been neglected and is severely damaged.
How do you restore marble floors?
Marble Cleaning and Polishing is a three step process:
1. Clean and Polish – Our technicians use specially formulated powders, diamond embedded tooling and state-of-the-art equipment to polish the shine back into your marble flooring by removing microscopic scratches, marks, and unevenness caused by normal foot traffic.
2. Hone – Our special honing process removes deeper scratches that are invisible to the naked eye. In this process, diamonds grind the stone to restore it to its original condition and high gloss.
3. Seal – In order to maintain the beauty of your newly polished marble floors, our technicians can apply a protective seal that will shield your marble floor and grout from scrapes and dirt.