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Are Polished Floors Hard to Maintain?


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Choosing the best garage floor coatings for your commercial property can be difficult. There are many options on the market, and each has its maintenance requirements. One option you may have considered is polished flooring. It’s an affordable alternative to epoxy or polyurea garage flooring that’s known for being environmentally friendly and light reflective.

But what is the main benefit of polished floors? Are they easier to maintain than epoxy flooring?

In this article, we’ll answer all those questions. We’ll cover polished floors and their upkeep and give tips to maintaining them, so that you can decide if polished flooring is the best investment for you,

What Are Polished Floors?

Polished garage flooring is an attractive choice for many commercial and residential properties. They are made by grinding the surface of concrete for imperfections and then following with a polishing machine with diamond pads to fully smooth the surface.The main benefit of polished flooring is their durability combined with their affordability. For such a reasonable price, you get commercial floor coatings that have the potential to last you a lifetime.

Maintenance and upkeep are key factors in deciding on the best garage floor coatings for you. Polished floors are a fraction of the cost of garage floor epoxy, but do they require a fraction of the effort to maintain?

How To Maintain Polished Floors?

In short, polished floors are not hard to maintain. Simple acts of daily care are the determining factor in their upkeep. Here we’ve compiled some useful tips to make sure you get the most out of your polished flooring.

Do

  • Sweep daily to cleanse the surface of dirt that could scrape the polished floor
  • Mop regularly with a neutral cleaner to clear the area of any grime that could stain
  • Allow the cleaner to sit on the polished floor long enough to break down tough areas

Polished floors are naturally very durable, but their life can be extended with proper upkeep, like the tips listed. If you want the most out of your garage floor coatings, be prepared to monitor them daily, and give a weekly deeper cleaning to ensure they last.

Don’t

  • Use floor pads with rough edges for mopping as they may scuff the floors
  • Use acidic cleaners that may deteriorate polished floors over time
  • Allow dirt and dust to build up on the surface of polished floors

These are the main actions to avoid when maintaining polished floors. Polished floors can last up to a hundred years with proper care, outliving commercial coatings like carpet and vinyl by a longshot. By following these guidelines, you ensure the longevity of your polished floor and have significantly easier maintenance than replacement. Daily care saves you money on repairs in the long run.

Why Choose Us

Con-tek Coating and Polishing offers the best garage floor coatings in Colorado. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality custom flooring solutions for our customers. Whether you need commercial coatings, commercial polishing, concrete leveling, quartz flooring, epoxy garage coatings, industrial floor coatings, or solid color epoxy floors, we’ve got you covered.

We service Greeley, CO, and the surrounding areas including Fort Collins Longmont, Loveland, and Windsor. Get in touch with us today to transform your commercial floors.

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Are you looking for concrete floor polishing services in Colorado? Are you tired of weighing your options and ready for a solution that’s just as easy to maintain as it is to install? Look no further than Con-tek Coating and Polishing. We provide a free quote to ensure you’re offered the highest quality flooring solutions that meet your needs and your budget. Contact us today for your free quote.

What are concrete coatings?

Our epoxy floor coatings are a concrete resurfacing option that is installed over existing concrete floors for both interior and exterior concrete. All of our coatings are installed by hand (we do not use any stamps), thus giving our clients a true, one-of-a-kind floor. We install a wide range of flooring systems such as: 100% solid epoxy, concrete stain, acrylic cement, and rubber based products.

Clients have the ability to customize any coating with our various color options and design techniques. Concrete Coatings are used not only in residential, but industrial and recreational settings as well. ConTek Coating uses only the highest quality, industrial products on the market to ensure every customer is getting the best value.

How Much Do Your Concrete Floor Coatings Cost?

Each project is customized to your particular concrete flooring needs. Every job we do is different, because we offer different types of coatings and finishes.  We will work with you to develop a free estimate keeping your budget in mind. 

How Durable Are Your Epoxy Concrete Coating Systems??

We use only industrial products on all of our epoxy floor projects. They are designed to give clients the most value and longevity over any other coating material on the market. Just to give you an idea of how strong our products are, we installed an epoxy flake floor in the garage of a Fire Station in 2008 to protect the firehouse’s garage from dirt, debris, salt, and the extreme work environment. Due to our expertise and industrial coatings, we have yet to receive a repair call. Those same products are used in all of our residential projects.

How long does a typical epoxy flooring project take to complete?

A typical residential project takes approximately 3 – 5 days to complete depending on several variables. Variables include, but are not limited to: size of job, repairs and/or preparation requirements, weather, additional design details, customer requests, etc.

What if I already have an existing concrete coating?

We must grind off any existing coating and repair materials before we can install any of our concrete coatings. This ensures the integrity and longevity of our flooring systems.

How Long Do I Need To Stay Off My Concrete Floor Coating After It Is Installed?

If using 100% solids epoxy, your floor will be cured and walkable in about 12-18 hours. You can return to full heavy traffic after about 24 - 72 hours. Wait for at least 24 hours before moving light weight furniture on your brand new concrete coating flooring. Before moving anything heavy (car, equipment and furniture).

How do you prepare concrete for resurfacing?

We start every project by first preparing the concrete for our products. It is imperative that we have a fresh concrete surface before installing our concrete coatings on your project – this will allow our products to have only the BEST mechanical bond.

We spend approximately 66% of the project prepping your floor which may either be by diamond grinding or shot grinding the concrete (depending on the location of the project) and in some cases we do both! Some contractors will come in and just acid wash or not even prep your floor – we get calls all the time about botched installs with customers asking if we can save their project; we must start fresh every time.

Will I Need To Reseal My Concrete Floor Coating?

If you follow our maintenance and cleaning guidelines, you should not have to worry about resealing the concrete floor coating. We offer a professional grade cleaner that will easily remove stains or tire marks, but will also preserve the life of your concrete coating topcoat.

What If My Concrete Floor Has Cracks, Chips And Is Old?

No worries, we are experts in repairing existing problem areas of concrete. In some cases we have been found to be a cheaper alternative over tearing out and replacing existing slabs of concrete. Once we have saved your concrete we then install our decorative designs to hide the flaws and repairs.

How Do I Care For My Concrete Floor Coating?

You can clean our concrete coatings with typical sweeping or mopping. 

Will Oil Stain My Concrete Floor Coating?

Epoxy floor coatings are extremely resistant to most hazards, including cleaners, gas, oil, transmission fluid, and even most industrial chemicals. Our epoxy concrete coatings system is both oil and moisture resistant.

Who Invented Polyurea Coatings?

Andy Phelan, director of business development and training at Rhino Linings Corporation, explains, “Polyurea was invented in the early 1980s when a less moisture-sensitive form of polyurethane was desired. By replacing the hydroxyl group in the urethane with an amine group, a product we now call polyurea was formed.

What Are Polyurea Concrete Coatings?

Polyurea is useful for concrete floors, as it quickly and strongly bonds to concrete while providing a smooth, virtually impermeable surface that protects the floor from impact, water damage, chemicals, heat, and sunlight.

What Types Of Environments Can Epoxy Floor Coatings Be Used?

Epoxy flooring coatings can be used in a variety of environments.  The durability, slip resistant finish is fantastic for any industrial setting, storefronts or garages.

How Are Epoxy Floor Coatings Applied?

We have perfected a six step process for applying Epoxy Floor Coatings that involves prepping the floor, prime floor with epoxy primer, fill all cracks, holes with epoxy grout, then apply epoxy paint. 

Can I Apply Epoxy Floor Coatings In Cold Temperatures?

You can!  Epoxy can be used at cold temperatures but must be handled and applied with techniques adapted to cold temperatures.

Do I Need To Hire A Professional To Install Epoxy Floor Coating?

Installing Epoxy Floor Coating correctly is critical to the appearance and durability of your flooring.  Hiring a professional is the best way to ensure that your flooring will look amazing and last a lifetime! 

Does My Concrete Floor Coating Come With A Warranty?

We provide a 10 year warranty on your concrete floor coatings against peeling, delamination and wear for as long as you own your home.

Where We Service

We service Weld County, CO cities and the surrounding areas including:

Weld County, CO

Location

Con-tek Coating and Polishing of Greeley, CO

EVERY job is done right and our customers are 100% Satisfied.

710 11th Ave Ste. E302, Greeley, CO

Our List of Services

Here are the Different Services We Offer!

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High-Performance Coating

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Industrial Floor Coating

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USDA Approved Coatings

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Polished Concrete

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ESD Coatings

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Diamond Grinding

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Line Striping

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Corrosion Resistant Coatings

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Waterproof Deck Coatings

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Non-Slip Safety Coatings

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Moisture Vapor Barriers

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Impact Resistant Coatings

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Crack Bridging & Joint Fill

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Mastic & Glue Removal

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Shotblasting

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Surface Prep

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Much More

"Austin applied a polyaspartic epoxy solid-color coating to our garage. The work -- which included grinding off the old coating and the application of three coats of polyaspartic (primer coat + 2) -- was done meticulously. The new coating looks great and the sand added to the primer coat has eliminated the slippery nature of the old coating. Austin was exceptional to deal with from start to finish. He communicated by phone, e-mail & text...always in a timely and totally professional manner. I highly recommend this company."

Robert M.
Verified Client

"Finally built a shop and I had the concrete floor coated by Con-tek Floors. No regrets, awesome job! I am a very detailed person and Austin did a great job. You can tell he takes great pride in his work. Great customer service. I highly recommend Con-tek Floors!"

Craig B.
Verified Client

"We hired Austin to level our basement floors before we installed vinyl flooring. He was on time, a pleasure to work with, clean, reasonable and our basement floors look amazing. We recommend and we would use his services again. After the floors were completed he was kind enough to drop off a thank you and some delicious coffee for us try. Thank you Austin!"

Katrina Y.
Verified Client