Category Archives: Concrete Cleaning

Concrete IS the New Marble

Posted by: Erin Meyer 1:28 pm

polished concrete servicePolished Concrete is concrete that has been ground with progressively finer grinding tools and treated with a chemical densifier. Stains and dyes are often used to enhance the polished concrete as well as boarders, designs, bands and grids. These, as well as other techniques, can add all sorts of interesting designs to these low maintenance floors.

The benefits of polished concrete are causing it to be an up and coming choice for commercial buildings, offices and warehouses across the country. Polished concrete is a good option because it makes use of materials already present as most modern buildings are build on a concrete slab. If you process the concrete you eliminate the need for installing other types of flooring such a tile, marble, or linoleum. Polished concrete is also non-slippery, reduces dust mites and allergen problems and because it is highly reflective, it reduces lighting needs and provides for more natural light.

Further benefits include durability since it will not chip or dent like softer surface floors such as wood. A concrete floor that has been hardened and polished will have a life expectancy of 100 years or more.
Of all the flooring choices available in todays flooring market, polished concrete is becoming the most popular choice for commercial buildings. If you are interested in learning more about flooring for your business, Gator Cleaning Solutions would be happy to meet with you and discuss your flooring and maintenance needs. Give us a call for a free estimate.

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What is Polished Concrete?

Posted by: Erin Meyer 1:30 pm

Innovation in the flooring industry is making great strides in recent years with the growingPolished concrete tampa
popularity of Polished Concrete Floors. Polished Concrete Floors are fast becoming the ultimate no-wax flooring material, and thanks to the recent development of more improved polishing equipment and processes, contractors are giving floors a high gloss finish that never needs waxing again. More and more retail stores, warehouses and office facilities are opting for Polished Concrete because of its durability and lasting performance over marble, granite, tile and linoleum. There is also a growing number of home owners who are choosing these floors because of their smooth, high luster shine which can be stained to look like polished stone.

There is much to be considered in choosing this type of flooring. Polishing concrete is a multistep process which allows you to choose your level of sheen including high gloss or satin and all the possibilities in between. Because of its versatility, polished concrete is an ideal flooring choice for all types of facilities.

If you make the choice for polished concrete flooring be sure you understand that installing and maintaining these floors requires a great deal of expertise and the use of specialized heavy duty  polishing equipment with diamond-impregnated disks that gradually polished concrete tampagrind down the surface to whatever shine and smoothness you desire. This is not a project for an amateur and a professional contractor will be required. Once you consider the superior quality and durability of polished concrete, it is worth the initial investment of time and money.

Gator Cleaning Solutions is working with many local businesses who have installed Polished Concrete in their facilities. We would love to work with you in all your flooring and maintenance requirements and we have added expertise in this area to better serve your needs. Call us with questions and we will meet with you at your earliest convenience.

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Polished Concrete…A Perfect Solution

Posted by: Erin Meyer 1:30 pm

Polished concrete FloridaFlooring, there are many people interested in learning more about this material as it becomes one of the fastest growing floor choices available. Polished concrete is popular with commercial buildings because of the ease of maintenance and because recent technology is making it easier and less costly to install. A polished concrete floor has a glossy, mirror-like finish. The floors reflectivity is controlled by using different levels of concrete polishing and maintaining polished concrete requires dust mopping and the occasional use of cleaning product.

Polishing concrete is very  similar to sanding wood. Heavy polishing machines are used to gradually grind down surfaces to whatever shine or smoothness is desired. The polishing process begins when your contractor uses specialized equipment to remove minor pits, stains and blemishes from the concrete. This usually requires three or four steps to initially grind down concrete.

The next step involves crews using ever finer grits of polishing disks until the floor has the desired sheen. A sealer is applied during this process that protects the concrete from the inside Concrete Finishing Tampaout. This will eliminate the need for any other coating and also reduces maintenance. Some contractors finish off the flooring with a commercial polishing compound to give the floor more sheen.

Once your floor is installed, you can polish concrete using a dry or wet method. Dry polishing is the method used most commonly in the flooring industry today because its faster, more efficient and more environmentally friendly.

Gator Cleaning Solutions has been working with many companies in the Tampa area with  polished concrete floors and we would be happy to work with you on any of your flooring needs. Please call for a free estimate and find out if Polished Concrete Floors would be a good
choice for your business needs.

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