CPC Floor Coatings Blog

Wet vs. Dry Concrete Polishing

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on May 24, 2017 3:46:49 PM

Concrete polishing is an efficient and economical way to beautify and strengthen a concrete floor. Not only does the attractive shine improve the floor’s aesthetics, but the mechanical process of grinding and smoothing the floor actually increases the concrete’s strength.

There are two major methods for polishing: “dry” and “wet.” Though similar in principle, there are a few differences, and each offers distinct advantages.
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Topics: Concrete Polishing

Better than Paint: 3 Colorful Industrial Floor Coatings

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on Dec 30, 2016 9:49:00 AM
Are you looking for a colorful way to brighten up your warehouse, retail space or clinic? Does your production floor need marked pathways to improve the traffic flow of people and machines?

Most of us are familiar with the concept of simple paint or even just colored tape. However, there are an array of floor coating options that not only provide beautiful color, but will protect and enhance the performance of your floors as well.

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Topics: Epoxy Coatings, Concrete Polishing

Is polished concrete slippery?

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Dec 8, 2016 4:07:36 PM

If you’re looking for an economical way to upgrade the concrete flooring in your restaurant, hospital, customer lobby or manufacturing plant, you may want to consider getting your floor polished to an attractive shine. Polishing concrete actually increases the floor’s hardness, is relatively easy to maintain, and can be enhanced with colors in addition to the glossy texture.

But does the smooth surface of polished concrete make it slippery for you employees or customers? Generally, no. But there are definitely some cases in which you don’t want to use it. 

Polished concrete is NOT slippery when dry

Though the process of polishing compresses the surface of the concrete by pushing the molecules closer together, the end product is still slightly porous. When kept clean, polished concrete has about as much grip as regular concrete, and provides better foot traction than marble or even some linoleum surfaces.  

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Topics: Concrete Polishing

Common Misconceptions of Concrete Polishing

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Jun 28, 2016 11:00:00 AM

If you are looking for an attractive and cost-effective flooring option for your facility, polished concrete may be a great fit for your needs. Polished concrete floors are durable, low-maintenance, relatively slip-resistant, and aesthetically pleasing, plus they can last many years if well maintained.

There are a few misconceptions about polished concrete, however, that sometimes prevent them from being considered as an option. Here are some common misconceptions and the truth behind them:

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Topics: Concrete Polishing

Concrete Floor Coating vs. Polished Concrete

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Jun 23, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Trying to decide which concrete flooring option is best for your commercial or industrial facility? Two popular choices that you may have come across in your research are polished concrete or a professional floor coating, such as epoxy or urethane.

To ensure that you get the right flooring system to meet the specific needs of your site, we’ll outline the advantages, disadvantages and recommended use cases for each.

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Topics: Concrete Polishing

Concrete Polishing – The Environmentally Friendly Flooring

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Jun 21, 2016 11:00:00 AM

If someone asks you to identify one material without which you cannot even think of any modern civil construction, your answer can only be concrete. Concrete is one of the most essential components of most modern construction.

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Topics: Concrete Polishing

Steps to Properly Clean Your Existing Concrete Surface

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Mar 9, 2016 1:14:15 PM

Most industrial facilities in the South Carolina area have concrete flooring, which needs to be properly tended to in order to uphold its shine and durability. When you are ready to have professionals come in to give the floor a polish or new coating, things will go much more smoothly when your existing floor has been properly maintained.

Here’s how to properly clean concrete floors, so that you can keep your facility looking nice while also preparing for your next polish or coating.

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Topics: Concrete Polishing