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Polished Concrete Floors

A Highly Durable, Clean, Modern Concrete Floor Finish

Polished Concrete Floors

 

Polished Concrete Floors have grown in popularity as a Decorative Feature for homes and commercial locations because of their aesthetic appeal and durability. Do not let concrete’s plain, uniform, grey appearance after being installed fool you.  Using concrete polishing equipment Valley Stonescapes is able to bring your Concrete Floor to Life!

When considering Concrete Polishing there are three standard finishes to choose from. 

 Cream Polish:       

Light surface sanding is done to expose and enhance the troweling motions of the floor finishers. The result is a smooth polished surface with a textured look which has real appeal as a decorative surface

   Salt and Pepper Polish:  

This technique removes the surface “cream” to expose small sand particles in the upper layer of concrete. The result is an elegant “salt and pepper’ appearance that has a smart and uniform finish.

   Terrazzo or Exposed Aggregate:   

Deep sanding exposes the larger aggregate or stone in the poured concrete. This is often considered to be the most decorative of finishes due to the colours of the polished stones in the concrete floor.

However, that is not the end to the decorative possibilities of a Polished Concrete Floor. Accents can be added to make the floor unique. Custom staining, logos, or patterned cut lines are just a few of the options available.

There are also significant benefits to Polished Concrete Floors. There are no additional costs required for flooring material, such a mortars, underlayment, tile or hardwood. This allows Concrete Polishing to be cost effective. It is also considered a Sustainable and Green flooring option.

True concrete polishing is achieved by a process of multiple stages of diamond grinding and polishing. A densifier and a penetrating topcoat are used to harden the concrete and achieve a stain resistant floor. It is worth noting that true polished concrete does not use topical finishes such as epoxies or urethane to achieve their final polish.

 

Proudly Servicing Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley For Concrete Polishing and Concrete Restoration.

Attractive

Cost Effective

Environmentally Friendly

Durable

“I had a great experience with Valley Stonescapes!! They were quick to get me my quote and started the work right away. Great communication, client service, I would 100 percent hire them for another job. Very pleased with the work they did polishing my concrete floors! Thank you again!!”

Amanda Van Der Lee

“David and Andrew from Valley Stonescapes are fantastic to work with. I had my new concrete floors polished by them and they worked hard, got it done when they said and are professional and friendly to work with! I’m really happy with the final product and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for concrete work.”

Kiah Dundas

More About Concrete Polishing

Valley Stonescapes provides Concrete Polished floors to Kelowna and the Okanogan region, as well as to Metro Vancouver and its surrounding areas.

With over 15 years of experience we have serviced many Retail and Commercial spaces and many Residential homes. We strive to provide our customers with quality work at a cost effective price.

Polished Concrete Floors are achieved through the use of diamond abrasives. These are used to remove and smooth the concrete surface until it is polished.  The use of new Diamond Sanding Techniques make it possible to polish Concrete floors to a hard wearing satin or high gloss finish, resulting in a highly functional and durable floor.

Following the sanding process, the floor is treated with a Densifier / Hardener. This involves wetting the surface of the concrete with the Densifier and allowing the liquid to penetrate. As the concrete dries, this liquid causes a chemical reaction at the surface which reinforces the concrete, making it extremely hard and resistant to wear.

After the concrete floor is Densified a penetrating top coat is applied which fills the open pores providing stain resistance for the floor.

Benefits of Polished Concrete Floors

GREEN:        

Its ‘Green’ properties make it ideal for floors because the floor is smooth, easier to clean, and requires no harsh chemicals; no waxes and no topical finishes. Polished Concrete floors are hypoallergenic, do not support mold growth, reduce dust mite and allergen problems.They also do not hold dirt do to the fact that there are no groute joint. Concrete Polishing has a low impact on the environment because there is no need for additional flooring material, adhesives, or mortars.

DURABLE:

Its Durability makes it strong enough to handle the heavy traffic found in warehouses, restaurants, garage floors and other places where durable flooring is desired.

This also makes Polished Concrete Floors a great alternative to carpet, vinyl and wood surfaces because a polished concrete floor lasts without the need to be replaced.

MAINTENANCE:

For commercial properties Maintenance costs are lower because the use of costly cleaners is no longer required. Mopping with warm water, a neutral based detergent or the use of an auto-scrubber (with a soft white or red pads) will keep the floor clean in almost every circumstance. For homes and offices the use of a dust mop with regular damp mopping is all that is normally required to keep the floor in top shape. Should the floor surface ever begin to become dull in some areas, it can be re-polished without the need for heavy restoration services.

BEAUTY:

The Beauty of concrete makes it a perfect solution for homes and commercial spaces where attractive surfaces are desired. Concrete can be poured or stained in a wide variety of colours. Special saw cutting tools can be used to cut patterns into the floor, generating attractive designs. Glass, metal and other objects can also be placed in the concrete to create distinct effects.

 

There are three main finishes of Concrete Polishing:

   Cream Polish:          

Light surface sanding is done to expose and enhance the troweling motions of the floor finishers. The result is a smooth polished surface with a textured look which has real appeal as a decorative surface

   Salt and Pepper Polish:  

This technique removes the surface “cream” to expose small sand particles in the upper layer of concrete. The result is an elegant “salt and pepper’ appearance that has a clean and uniform finish.

   Terrazzo or Exposed Aggregate:   

Deep sanding exposes the larger aggregate or stone in the poured concrete. This is often considered to be the most decorative of finishes due to the colours of the polished stones in the concrete floor.

All three of these services provide long lasting and elegant results, but that is not where the beauty and creativity of concrete polishing ends. Concrete floors can also be stained with one colour to create a uniform look or can be patterned, engraved and stained with different colours to create a unique floor for entranceways, restaurants or commercial properties.

Our sales staff will provide you with a clear estimate tailored to your needs. We value your business and do not believe in gimmicks, we believe an honest appraisal from us and quality workmanship will earn your trust for years to come

 

 

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