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Polishing Concrete in Beverly, MA - The Benefits Might Just Surprise You!

Back to school” in style!

We were recent­ly con­tract­ed by a pri­vate school in Bev­er­ly to help refresh and pre­pare their floor­ing for the upcom­ing school year. Our work was just part of the equa­tion; oth­er trades were busy mak­ing var­i­ous improve­ments as well. This, com­bined with the rapid­ly approach­ing start of the aca­d­e­m­ic year, cre­at­ed the need for care­ful­ly-coor­di­nat­ed, fast work on our part that would be wrapped up before the bell rang.

Find­ing a Durable Floor­ing Option That Fit the Style of the School

Com­mer­cial floor­ing isn’t always about func­tion alone; the style needs to fit and flow with the sur­round­ing archi­tec­ture and design too.

In this case, the school need­ed an attrac­tive, nat­ur­al, sim­ple style that could also with­stand the fre­quent stam­ped­ing of young feet. It was decid­ed that the best option for check­ing off the items on their list of must-haves was pol­ish­ing their con­crete floors.

What exact­ly are the ben­e­fits of pol­ish­ing con­crete? We’re glad you asked! But before we dig into the why,” let’s take a look at the how.”

What Does the Con­crete Pol­ish­ing Process Look Like?

If you have ever sand­ed a piece of wood, you know that first you remove the out­er lay­er of bark or exist­ing fin­ish. The process then involves sand­ing with a rough sand­pa­per to begin the process of smooth­ing the sur­face. After the ini­tial sand­ing, you can then move to incre­men­tal­ly fin­er and fin­er papers until the wood is but­tery smooth.

Con­crete pol­ish­ing is extreme­ly sim­i­lar. Using our state-of-the-art dia­mond grinders, our tech­ni­cians will expert­ly and sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly take your con­crete from rough and unat­trac­tive to refined, bright, and protected.

What Are the Ben­e­fits of Con­crete Pol­ish­ing?

Here are a few key ben­e­fits to keep in mind:

  • Offers a high-gloss, dust-free finish
  • Ide­al for floors that have a high­er mois­ture con­tent as well since there are no coat­ings involved
  • Because of the sil­i­cate-based con­crete den­si­fi­er that we use to treat the floor, your con­crete will have an endur­ing shine with­out a coating
  • Increased trac­tion
  • Extreme­ly durable
  • The pol­ish­ing process and den­si­fi­er decreas­es the poros­i­ty, mean­ing your floor becomes less absorbent. In turn, this makes clean­ing and main­te­nance eas­i­er and fights against staining
  • The process can be turned around quickly!

In addi­tion to pol­ish­ing the sur­faces through­out the lob­by and hall­ways, we also added a cove base. This con­tour that con­nects the floor and walls not only looks great, but it also elim­i­nates the 90-degree angle where dirt and mois­ture can col­lect. It’s very san­i­tary and easy to keep clean!

Mis­sion Accomplished!

We turned in this assign­ment on time, and our client was thrilled with the result. Be sure to click through our slideshow up above for a clos­er look if you haven’t already.

If you have any ques­tions about your own floor­ing needs and poten­tial solu­tions, be sure to con­tact us at Kaloutas’s indus­tri­al floor­ing divi­sion. It would be a plea­sure to serve you!

Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, and relat­ed ser­vices. Estab­lished in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trust­ed resource for gen­er­al con­trac­tors, facil­i­ties man­agers, and build­ing own­ers from Con­necti­cut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high qual­i­ty work­man­ship, jobs done on time & bud­get, and tack­ling com­plex projects that oth­er con­trac­tors don’t have the expe­ri­ence or resources to han­dle. Con­tact us today for a paint­ing or floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call at 9785321414 to learn more.

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