Has anyone else noticed an increase in the amount of polished concrete floors out there. They are starting to take the place of VCT finished surfaces.
Some of our accounts have them now. Through all of the training I must stay, that this is interesting stuff. From a cleaning perspective I really like it. Also, from what I am hearing. On an annual cost per sqf to keep up with it, it is cheaper than VCT. Anyone else hear this?
Chris you are correct and it does seem to be a fad, but for some it now brings in a higher cost Diamond Floor Pads for maintenance. Then there are questions about what prolonged use of these products does to the surface and are they digging a proverbial deeper hole. Time will tell.
3M has a product out that ha been tested and used for the last couple of years called their Scotchgard Stone Floor Protector. Once you put it down you never have to strip the floor again ,once or twice a year depending on traffic you clean the floor and reapply two thin coats and your done. Nice high gloss finish, the best part is you don't need any special equipment a walk behind scrubber and a high speed burnisher will do the job.
In reply to ACS Amazing:
From what I have been told, the diamond pads are not supposed to be used too often for that very reason. (like 4 times a year) But you are correct. Time will tell.
Absolutely. Polished concrete has become the flooring system of choice for architects, and facility owners alike. Not only are there benefits from low cost maintenance, but there are many other benefits, such as LEED certs, slip resistance, unlimited design capabilities, aesthetics & more. We offer cleaning professionals with in depth training and hands on procedures for polsihing concrete and maintenance prohgrams.
That's correct. so those of you that do floors for a living will have to add concrete polishing to your list of services. Its not a cheap investment though, very expensive, and you'll need training for sure.
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