Commercial & Industrial Concrete Floor Polishing Services

Commercial & Industrial Concrete Polishing Company

Polished concrete flooring is achieved by grinding the floor with specialized diamond tooling until the floor develops a granite-like shine without the addition of any topical paints or coatings. The diamond polished concrete process starts with a coarse 30 grit diamond tool, we then progress to 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, and finally finish with a 1500 grit diamond tool. The grinder is slowly and methodically moved across every inch of the floor with each of the grades of diamonds until the desired shine is achieved. The equipment operator will push the 950lb grinder over 1 mile for every 1000 sq feet polished to produce a beautiful, diamond polished concrete floor! Our operators are highly-trained and have decades of combined experience. We primarily focus on large-scale industrial concrete grinding projects. However, we also provide concrete grinding services for residential applications.

Polished concrete flooring is one of the most low-cost floor treatments available. The initial cost is low and so is the long-term cost because minimal upkeep is required. While most floor systems require washing and scrubbing to maintain a clean environment and nice appearance, polished concrete flooring does not require waxing or stripping to maintain the sheen. Simple dusting is all that is usually required. Beyond the cost reduction polished concrete floors also reduce energy and tire wear and are stain resistant.

The result of the concrete polishing process is a regular piece of concrete transformed into a beautiful flooring system that is more durable, more abrasion resistant, and easier to maintain than your original unpolished concrete floor.

Why Choose Us For Your Polished Concrete Flooring Project?

  • 25+ years of experience
  • Commercial/Industrial expertise
  • We do no subcontract work
  • Experience with healthcare, garage, kitchen & chemical processing flooring
  • We are trained and equipped to work in hazardous environments

Heavy Duty Floors Service Area:

Heavy Duty Floors is dedicated to providing high-quality commercial & industrial concrete floor polishing services. We are based in New Britain, CT and are focused on serving the central Connecticut community including: New Britain, Berlin, Newington, Manchester, Middletown, New Haven, Groton, Windsor, Bloomfield, & Hartford. Beyond Connecticut we also serve MA, NY, RI, NH & VT. If you need professional concrete floor polishing services in New England request a quote today.

Contact Us: Learn more about our industrial and commercial concrete polishing services in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and beyond.

 


 

We use a combination of natural diamonds and industrial diamonds for our concrete polishing services in CT, MA, RIBenefits of Polished Concrete Flooring:

Cost Effective

Polished concrete floors require more installation labor than most flooring but the floor polishing material costs are minimal.  Despite the high initial labor, the cost of a polished concrete floor is the same or less than comparable flooring. However, a properly cared for polished concrete floor will last much longer than carpet, vinyl tile and many epoxy systems. 

Low Replacement Cost

The other factor to consider when evaluating cost is that when a carpet, tile or epoxy floor begins to show its age it requires removal and replacement.  You start the project again from scratch.  When a polished concrete floor starts to loose its shine all it usually takes is to repeat the last few steps of the grinding process to restore the floor to its original beauty. A refresh of your floor with concrete polishing can be done at a fraction of the original floor polishing cost as opposed to the removal and replacement process it takes with other floor systems.

Harder

A liquid densifier is sprayed on the surface of the concrete during the polishing process. This liquid penetrates into the concrete and reacts to form crystals which make the concrete harder, more dense, and more stain resistant. 

Breathable 

Water vapor pressure causes failures with painted, carpeted and tiled floors every day. Polished concrete is a great solution for floors with a moisture problem because the vapor is allowed to continue to pass through the floor.

Unlimited Design Options

Concrete floor polishing design options are only limited by your imagination. Not only does polishing concrete make the floor shiny like glass,  color can be introduced using pigments, dyes and stains both during the pouring of the concrete and after.  Decorative saw cuts, inlays, and logos are all possible with polished concrete floors. Utilizing Terrazo aggregates like shells, marble chips, and glass chips you can get a look that rivals a Terrazzo floor at a fraction of the cost.

Energy Saving

In some cases polished concrete floors can result in energy savings due to less lighting being needed to illuminate a work space because of the increased reflectivity of the floor. 

Slip Resistant

Studies show that polished concrete floors meet the ADA requirements for slip resistance even when wet because the floor has been smoothed to the point where the foot actually makes better contact with the floor than many other flooring systems. As with most flooring systems a polished concrete floor can become slippery if dust and dirt is allowed to build up on the floor interfering with the foots contact with the floor.

Low Maintenance

An industrial or retail polished concrete floor does not require the stripping and waxing of a tile floor. Fork truck tires don't leave black marks on the floor the way they do with regular concrete, epoxy and tile floors. However, annual reapplication of the Guard product is recommended and routine removal of any dust build up is very important for keeping the floor safe.

No Dry Time

Concrete polishing is a great choice for facilities that never shut down. All paints and coatings require some dry time after application before they can be put back in service. Multiple coat epoxies can take over 5 days before they cure enough to be put back in service. Polished concrete floors can be put back in service immediately after completion. We have even had some floors remain in service while we are actively polishing the floor. 

Need a floor that looks as good as it performs?

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