What is the difference between Polishing and Acid Stain and Seal?

What is the difference between Polishing and Acid Stain and Seal?

Concrete floors that are acid stained or dyed, but not polished, require much more maintenance and ongoing costs. If a floor is acid stained or dyed without polishing, a sealer must be used to protect the concrete. Once this sealer wears off (6 months – 1 year), it must be quickly reapplied to avoid damage…

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Why should I polish my concrete instead of apply epoxy?

Why should I polish my concrete instead of apply epoxy?

When epoxies or coatings are applied to concrete floors, the final results can be less than impressive. The reasons for these results can vary depending on the situation. The problems can arise prior to installation, when the floors are not properly prepared. For the new coatings to adhere, the floors must be absolutely clean and…

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Isn’t it more expensive than tile or VCT?

Isn’t it more expensive than tile or VCT?

Based on a survey conducted by the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association, Polished Concrete is slightly higher than vinyl, but the maintenance and replacements costs over 20 years are greatly less. Polished concrete by Jenco Companies will cost approximately $4.00 to $6.00 depending on sheen.

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Isn’t a concrete floor very dark?

Isn’t a concrete floor very dark?

Polishing can give concrete a higher degree of shine and reflectivity, similar to polished marble or granite, than can be achieved with a high-gloss coating. This means greater visibility and fewer overhead lights (decreased maintenance costs) required in buildings utilizing polished concrete floors.  High light reflectivity of polished concrete is an important benefit for office…

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