At Charlotte Concrete Stamping we'd argue that 'Polished Concrete' isn't the best name because it doesn't really convey the complexity of the process and the stunning beauty it results in. Whilst yes, you can just polish concrete, as you can polish anything, there's an art to getting the results that really deliver long lasting good looks and Charlotte Concrete Stamping are the masters of that art. To get really good polished concrete we not only grind the concrete flat, and then start to polish the surface but we go genuinely diamond grade by using polishing pads which are mesh pads containing abrasive grits made with industrial diamonds. There are a minimum six stages to the grinding process but the way we do it they're worth it because the final appearance is nothing short of magnificent. But that's not the end of the story. To really get the full environmental benefits of polished concrete we also have to work some chemical magic with hardeners. Hardeners are chemical densifiers that fill the pores in normal concrete and instigate a chemical reaction to seal the surface layer. Finally we can buff that surface to a glass like sheen or go for a more mat and even higher friction finish to make it non slip. At Charlotte Concrete Stamping we know how to get the exact look and result you want.
Polished concrete is a high quality option that won't break the bank. If you already have a concrete slab in place then polishing it means no new concrete is laid, and only requires the grinding, polishing, and hardening process to transform your flooring into something completely new.
Polished concrete is a green flooring in many ways. Charlotte Concrete Stamping polished concrete uses no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and requires no further chemical process, epoxy, or urethane which makes it very eco friendly. The ambient lighting effect and heat retention of polished concrete is also a factor in reducing utility bills. Plus if what you are doing is reconditioning an existing concrete slab it is essentially upcycling rather than using new materials. Save the planet, save your bucks.
Ease of Maintenance
Polished concrete has to be one of the easiest surfaces in the world to maintain. An occasional sweep and a weekly scrub with an auto scrubber will keep that sheen shining on even in areas where forklift wheels and tire tracks would leave marks on other surfaces. That's one of the reasons why polished concrete floors are so popular in high footfall public areas or spaces like warehouses and showrooms where work carries on but you still want to maintain the appearance of spotless professionalism. Talk to Charlotte Concrete Stamping today about how polished concrete can completely transform your home or commercial property.
Polished concrete floors last for years or even decades and because unlike unpolished concrete they don't create dust as they wear they also make for less work keeping surrounding surfaces clean and clear which can extend their life too.