Hard Surface Care
Who would’ve thought the hottest new thing in flooring would be concrete? Although stained concrete floors are only just now becoming popular, they’re causing quite a lot of excitement. Not only is stained or polished concrete an absolutely beautiful option for high-traffic spaces, it’s also incredibly durable, hypo-allergenic, and a breeze to clean.
Stained concrete floors are created using a special type of concrete that is treated with acids and coatings which can be adjusted to create custom colors and patterns. Though the process works best on new concrete floors it can be applied to old floors as well, giving a fresh update and added style to any space. You can even embed aggregates, pebbles, or recycled glass into the floors to achieve a modern edge. The floors can be polished to have a dull, matte, low sheen, cloudy sheen, or high glass-like shine depending on your preference. The complete versatility of concrete is, we think, one of its best features.
Concrete Floors are Not Maintenance-Free
Though concrete isn’t completely maintenance free, it is the least likely to incur unexpected damage when compared to other flooring options, and with the semi-regular maintenance offered by SOLID, you shouldn’t need any costly replacements. Concrete is the only type of floor that can withstand constant traffic with no adverse consequences: polished concrete will never chip or dent like wood floors, nor will it curl at the edges like some tiles, linoleums, and carpets.
For those of you with allergies (or who operate in sectors where client allergies are a concern), concrete is, without a doubt, the most hypo-allergenic option. Dirt and debris can make their way into carpets with ease despite a rigorous cleaning schedule, putting you, your employees, and your clients at higher risk for exposure to dust mites, allergens and mold. Without sacrificing looks, stained concrete prioritizes cleanliness – a quick daily mop with warm water and floor cleaner will keep it sparkling clean without time-consuming and costly maintenance. No waxing or additional sealants will be required to ensure the floor maintains its sheen over time. Concrete floors will also never be affected by spilled food and drink so your clients can enjoy all the coffee and red wine they please, worry free.
Contact SOLID today if you’d like to revitalize the concrete floors in your facility. Our craftsmen are happy to work with you to create the aesthetic best suited to your brand identity and needs. Any concrete slab – old or new – can be given the appearance of terra cotta, tile, marble, or limestone; the results are only limited by your imagination. All of our stains are water-based and environmentally inert, allowing us to offer the lowest VOC content on the market today.
Get in touch with us today and let’s see what we can create together.