Have you ever seen an expertly stained, polished concrete floor? It truly is a sight to behold. In fact, you’ll even see yourself in a slab polished to a mirror-like, high-gloss finish. Polished and sealed concrete isn’t all about looks, though; it’s about performance, too. Durable Surfaces is the premier concrete polisher on the East Coast. We have polished millions of square feet since we bought our first grinder over 2 decades ago.
Polished slabs reflect more light and provide a brighter work environment making for a safer work environment. Not only that, but highly reflective surfaces allow you to reduce lighting-relating energy costs, saving you money.
High polishes also increase slip resistance (the coefficient of friction) between hard rubber wheels and your slabs. Increased slip resistance is not only safer, but it also reduces hard rubber wheel wear for further savings. This is especially important if your facility uses robotics.
Because polished-concrete slab surfaces have been densified and are no longer porous, they offer a higher level of stain resistance. Your tightened floor prevents spills from penetrating the surface—from water to oil to chemicals and other contaminants.
If all you need is a gorgeous, polished concrete floor to impress your visitors, accept nothing less than the highest gloss finish. The aesthetic impact is immediate and cannot be overstated. It should be clear by now that, for the right applications, polished slabs are investments that begin paying for themselves on day one.
Concerned with aesthetics? Nothing complements a high polish like a decorative stain. Whether you want to impress your commercial visitors, potential partners or just create a modern work environment that inspires creativity, a masterfully applied stain will get you there.
The concrete polishing and staining experts at Durable Surfaces have polished millions of square feet for industrial and commercial clients alike.
Bring your polished slabs back to peak performance.
Does your commercial or industrial flooring surface have a polished finished? If so, you know the benefits it brings—operational efficiency, aesthetics, and durability. But just as a knife needs an occasional honing and a car an occasional polishing, so does your surface—suspended or on-ground.
Existing Coating Repair
Bring your coating back to life.
Repairing and restoring a damaged or outdated floor surface or coating is the first option we explore. We prefer you keep your existing system in place if it maintains a good substrate bond. All you may need are some repairs or a new topcoat.
You already have a great floor. Let’s uncover it.
At Durable Surfaces, we’re prepared to remove every sort of mastic resin and glue. We may employ chemicals, various grinders, or a combination of the two. Rely on our unmatched experience and knowledge to bring your concrete slab back to the surface.
A well-prepared slab is necessary for the successful installation of new flooring materials.
Slab Cleaning and Sealing
Bring new—and longer—life to your slabs with a quality cleaning.
Dirt will prematurely wear down the hardened surfaces of your slab.
Durable Surfaces uses the industry’s most advanced equipment and techniques to clean and, if needed, seal your slab to like-new condition. Cleaning adds years of service life to your slabs and is an easy way to protect your investments.
Moisture and Calcium Testing
Feel confident your new surface will stand the test of time. Get it tested.
How prepared is your concrete slab to receive a new flooring surface? Without moisture testing, that’s a challenging question to answer. Durable Surfaces’ certified concrete slab moisture and calcium-testing specialists can help you understand whether your commercial or retail facility is ready for a new look or utility.
When should you ask for moisture testing? Most commonly, you should request this service prior to installations of vinyl composition tile (VCT) and epoxy coatings, as well as before concrete staining and polishing. We’ll test for surface moisture and relative humidity within the slab. Should we find your slab is moisture laden, we can help you discern the cause and remediate the problem. The result is a slab you can feel confident is ready to receive a new surface.
What you should never do is skip moisture testing. When simple tests can prevent severe complications after new flooring is installed, why would you? Save yourself the worry and limit the potential for wasted time and money.