Yes, Concrete Can Look Elegant!
Concrete polishing has quickly become an eco-friendly and popular choice in residences and buildings. Existing or new concrete can be polished for a durable, dust free, low maintenance alternative to other flooring options. Its life cycle cost is less than any other flooring option, including hardwood, tile, carpet, or coated floors.
A variety of colors with dye or stain can blend with nature to provide a modern, elegant décor. Choose the look from a cream polish, salt and pepper, to an exposed aggregate floor. Aggregate can be exposed in a variety of sizes to celebrate the beauty of terrazzo and natural stone.
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Benefits include sustainability, lower electric costs due to increased light reflection, endless decorative choices, high slip resistance, no waxes or coatings, LEED friendly, and improved indoor air quality.
MarbleGlow is one of the leading providers of concrete polishing and other services in the New York City and Albany areas. Our experienced technicians will prepare your existing concrete surface with diamond-encrusted pads and a chemical densifier, then stain, polish and finish according to your specifications.
When texture and color are added to give the appearance of stone, brick, slate, and sometimes even wood, it is considered stamped concrete. The array of possibilities combined with great durability and a cost which is typically lower than the materials it imitates make stamped concrete an easy choice for new construction and renovation projects alike. Stamped concrete is a desirable finish for driveways, patios, commercial roads and parking lots, and even interior floors. However, over time, dyes may fade and the surface can start to look patchy and unpresentable. MarbleGlow can rejuvenate faded or damaged stamped concrete and get it looking like new again.
Staining or Dying Concrete
There are a variety of stains and dyes which can be applied, re-applied or incorporated into concrete surfaces to enhance or restore the appearance or your flooring. Color is achieved by using dry shakes or color hardeners, powder or liquid releases, integral colors or acid stains. All these products may be combined to create even more intricate designs. Top it off with polishing and the results can be both durable and strikingly beautiful, and a wide range of looks can be achieved.
Exposing the Aggregate
The top layers of your concrete slab can be ground down to expose the aggregate materials, then polished for a look which can mimic terrazzo at a fraction of the cost.
Hole and Spall Patching and Repair
Has your concrete surface developed pits or cracks or sunken areas? The experts at MarbleGlow can raise and repair your concrete surface, filling pits and holes, and returning it to like new condition (or better!)
The Benefits of Polished Concrete Flooring
In addition to the things mentioned above, polished concrete flooring has many other benefits. It is incredibly low maintenance -- moping with warm soapy water will do the trick. It is hard-wearing and will not chip or dent like softer surfaces. Polished concrete reduces dust mite and allergen problems, and does not support mold growth.
Evidence suggests highly reflective polished concrete reduces lighting needs and enhances natural lighting. Its relatively high coefficient of friction also gives it a degree of slip resistance. A concrete floor that has been hardened and polished will have an extremely long life expectancy compared to other flooring. If this sounds like a good solution to you, please don't hesitate to contact us.