Whether it's your Jacksonville home, business, or warehouse, concrete forms the basis of any structure. It shouldn't come as a surprise, then, that polished concrete is increasingly dominating the interior decor of Jacksonville's residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
Although concrete offers excellent performance and durability on its own, it can be challenging to maintain in its original state. Concrete is porous and prone to chipping, dusty, and staining when installed initially as flooring. In addition, it is easily damaged by liquids and water that swiftly penetrate it.
At Epoxy Floors of Jacksonville, we perform a multi-step process that involves mechanically honing and grinding the concrete, polishing it, and cutting the concrete's surface with diamond plates. In addition to hardening and sealing the concrete slab to prevent damage, this technique produces various levels of stone exposure and shine.
The final result is an elegant concrete floor that offers many advantages. In addition to Jacksonville's residential homes, our polished concrete floors are perfect for various commercial structures, including shops, grocers, hotels, bars, restaurants, office buildings, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and more.
Compared to concrete sealing, polished concrete hardens the concrete for better hardwearing and durability. It creates more stone exposure and sheen, for more decorative and light reflective surface.
The process of polishing the floor aims to create more denser and durable surface. The floor becomes less vulnerable to damage than other floors and does not need replacing.
It can withstand heavy foot traffic, forklifts, light vehicle traffic or heavy machinery without the need for waxing or replacing.
Except the initial cost of installing the floor, polished concrete requires minimum maintenance. It also does not require replacing, making it a more cost effective floor option.
If your property runs on artificial lighting, polished concrete with its light reflective properties can help you save on your energy bills, while improving safety, and creating a bright, clean, and professional image for your facility.
The weather-regulating properties of the concrete slab are increased when the slab is in direct contact with the ground… otherwise known as earth coupling. In hot and humid climate, this allows your polished concrete flooring to draw significant heat loads away from the surface.
Almost any concrete floor in Jacksonville that is structurally sound, regardless of how old it is, can be polished. In addition, after 28 days, freshly constructed concrete floors can be polished.
We begin by grinding the concrete floor mechanically until all grit, grime, oil, glue, paint, and stains have been removed.
We also expect to find any stones in the concrete slab at this time.
We fix all floor holes and cracks after the concrete is thoroughly ground. The finished floor gains additional appeal by having the holes and cracks repaired while yet maintaining its structural integrity.
Once the concrete slab is prepared and the stones are exposed, we use a range of diamond grits to make numerous passes over the floor. After using concrete grout to patch up any leftover holes and cracks, the first phase is finished with concrete hardener and left to cure overnight.
After the concrete hardener has dried, we switch to resin pads and start polishing the concrete with progressively finer grits until the required sheen is achieved. The final step is to clean the floor, apply a stain guard, and then burnish it.
We install epoxy flooring and polish concrete floors all over Jacksonville, Florida. Our floors are ideal for residential, commercial and industrial use.