The majority of new building construction begins with a solid concrete slab foundation. While many building owners choose to cover the slab with floor materials such as carpet, wood, tile, or linoleum, an increasing number of people are choosing to polish the concrete or use an epoxy coating.
Polished concrete and concrete epoxy coatings come in a wide variety of styles and colors that greatly enhance the aesthetic appeal of homes, schools, businesses, and industrial institutions. From highly polished metallic finishes to solid color and flake flooring systems, the combination of options is endless, and it’s quite possible to create a unique, one-of-a-kind floor with every installation.
Concrete is made of Portland cement and crushed stone. It is not difficult to seal correctly, with a topical sealer/finish to enhance the floor and provide protection. Concrete is extremely porous. DO NOT use any butyl degreasers on concrete. The following explains how to maintain and seal concrete.
In the event of any cracks or spalls (when small pieces of the concrete break off), contact a concrete flooring specialist to perform the repair and prevent further damage to your floors. The longer the damage goes untreated, the worse it can become.
To learn more about specific concrete flooring systems, contact a Jon-Don Concrete Specialist at 800-556-6366.