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What to Consider when Re-Polishing Your Industrial Floors

 What to Consider when Re-Polishing Your Industrial Floors

There are numer­ous ways to strength­en, enhance, and pro­tect your indus­tri­al floor­ing — epoxy coat­ings might be the most com­mon option here, but some facil­i­ties are bet­ter off invest­ing in pol­ished con­crete floors instead. Choos­ing pol­ished con­crete for your indus­tri­al set­ting makes main­te­nance eas­i­er, increas­es dura­bil­i­ty, and pro­vides a stun­ning shine, all while requir­ing less time and effort to install. Before you seal the deal, you might have a num­ber of ques­tions or con­cerns relat­ed to your facil­i­ty and its oper­a­tions. So, whether your pol­ished floors could use an update or you plan on pol­ish­ing them for the first time, here are some things to con­sid­er when pol­ish­ing or re-pol­ish­ing your indus­tri­al floors.

Are Pol­ished Con­crete Floors Right for Your Facility?

The first con­sid­er­a­tion on the dock­et is, of course, whether or not pol­ished con­crete is the way to go. Every facil­i­ty is unique, and you must take into account the func­tion of a giv­en floor as well as its envi­ron­men­tal con­di­tions before decid­ing on a resur­fac­ing method. If your facil­i­ty includes cold stor­age, note that the cold tem­per­a­tures can pre­vent coat­ing sys­tems from prop­er­ly cur­ing. In this case, con­crete pol­ish­ing makes more sense than epoxy coat­ings. Like­wise, if your facil­i­ty requires expen­sive mois­ture mit­i­ga­tion solu­tions but you still want high-gloss floor­ing, pol­ished con­crete floors may be the answer. Ulti­mate­ly, pol­ished con­crete floors serve a vari­ety of indus­tries, such as food pro­duc­tion facil­i­ties, brew­eries, retail stores, and more.

Will You Need to Tem­porar­i­ly Shut Down Dur­ing Con­crete Pol­ish­ing?

Even if your floors are in des­per­ate need of repair and resur­fac­ing, you might hes­i­tate to invest in this project due to fears of work stop­pages. For­tu­nate­ly, con­crete pol­ish­ing is a rel­a­tive­ly fast and pain­less process. It can take sev­er­al days, for a fresh­ly-coat­ed floor to be ready for use again. On the oth­er hand, con­crete pol­ish­ing can be com­plet­ed in a mat­ter of days (or less) when per­formed by pro­fes­sion­als. Best of all, pol­ished floors are ready to use as soon as the job is done. With that in mind, your facil­i­ty can remain most­ly up and run­ning dur­ing this process with minor interference.

What Does a Pol­ished Con­crete Floor Cost?

Bud­getary con­cerns will also be high on the list of pri­or­i­ties when plan­ning to pol­ish your floors. The total cost of this project will vary depend­ing on your loca­tion, the size of your facil­i­ty, the con­trac­tor you hire, and the com­plex­i­ty of the project. Gen­er­al­ly speak­ing, a basic pol­ish­ing or re-pol­ish­ing project (i.e. sin­gle lay­er and col­or) will cost between $3 and $5 per square foot, a mid-tier job will cost $5 – 8 per square foot, and a high-end pol­ish­ing job might cost any­where from $8 – 12 per square foot. These esti­mates are sim­i­lar to those for con­crete epoxy coat­ing projects.

How Long Will Your Re-pol­ished Floors Last?

Final­ly, it’s worth con­sid­er­ing the lifes­pan of your new­ly pol­ished con­crete floors. There’s no way to know for sure, but if you take good care of your floors (i.e. reg­u­lar clean­ing, main­te­nance, repairs, etc.), your pol­ished con­crete sys­tem can remain viable for as long as two decades, if not more. This is a major improve­ment over stan­dard con­crete coat­ing sys­tems which often show signs of aging with­in 3 – 5 years.

Con­sid­er­ing Con­crete Pol­ish­ing for Your Facility?

Pol­ish­ing your indus­tri­al floor­ing is a pow­er­ful and effi­cient way to pro­tect your floors, enhance their appear­ance, and sig­nif­i­cant­ly extend their lifes­pan. If these ben­e­fits sound good to you, Kaloutasis hap­py to fur­ther dis­cuss con­crete pol­ish­ing options with you. To learn more about us and all that we do, con­tact us here and give us a call at 9785321414.

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