Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!
Gone are the days when concrete flooring meant having bland, grey floors that did not add any aesthetic element to your structure. Advancements in technology over the past few decades have invented a myriad of concrete finishes, which will not only provide you with functional flooring but also attractive flooring. Thus, if you are constructing a warehouse, you may want to contemplate using polished concrete for your flooring needs. Here are a few of the reason why polished concrete would be ideal for your warehouse flooring.
An assumption some people make about the aesthetically appealing concrete finishes is that they will be too expensive to be used as industrial flooring. The reality of the matter is that although polished concrete may be higher priced than regular concrete, it is still more economical when compared to other flooring materials. In addition to this, by opting for polished concrete, you inadvertently boost the value of your warehouse. Therefore, polished concrete will provide you with a profitable return on investment in the event you choose to sell your warehouse.
Another assumption some people have about polished concrete is that it will be less durable than its conventional counterpart is. However, the reality is that it is the opposite. The first thing to keep in mind is that the base of the polished concrete is made up of regular concrete. Thus, it will be quite sturdy. Secondly, once the surface of the concrete undergoes the decorative processes to create the polished concrete, it is sealed. The sealant functions to protect the aesthetic appeal of the flooring while also ensuring that it will be extremely water resistant. Therefore, you are less likely to have to contend with concrete cancer and other forms of water damage when you invest in polished concrete. As long as you ensure that the polished concrete is sealed on a routine basis, the flooring will provide you with longevity.
It is important to be quite selective about the materials you use for your warehouse flooring because they will be exposed to a host of potential risks. Exposure to chemicals and other solutions could cause the wrong type of flooring to chip, stain and crumble prematurely. Since polished concrete is not porous, you will not have to worry about it staining and becoming an eyesore. Also, the polished concrete will not acquire undue scratches and chips despite the heavy traffic exposed to the warehouse flooring.
Contact a commercial concreting contractor for more information.