Thanks to Concrete Polishing, concrete floors have moved out of the garage and are showing up in luxury homes all around Jacksonville.
Sometimes that style-defining element of surprise is found in the flooring. More Jacksonville-area homeowners are forsaking the ubiquitous hardwood floor and discovering the charm — and yes, the warmth and versatility— of a polished concrete floor.
If you think concrete floors are just for warehouses and urban, loft-style bachelor pads for the rich and famous, you’re missing out on some of the most beautiful flooring options in the world right now. Ready to find out more? Here’s what you’re in for if you choose polished concrete flooring for your Jacksonville area home.
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Whether Your Concrete Floors are Rustic, Rich, or Minimalist, Concrete Polishing Restores Their Looks
If you have concrete floors in your home you know something others don’t: just how incredibly versatile concrete floors can be. Concrete flooring can complement your walls, your furniture, or your fixtures — concrete flooring acts as a virtual chameleon of flooring solutions, taking on any number of different looks to match your home’s design. Whether it’s the weathered patina of an earthy metal fixture or the rich texture of a custom tile job in the kitchen, concrete floors can be customized to match.
But it’s not enough to just have concrete floors installed.
Your Concrete Floors Could Use a Facelift
If the flat look of an original concrete floor isn’t serving your needs any longer, it’s simply a matter of having a concrete polishing service come in and refresh the look. Choose from any number of colors and shine levels. You can even choose how much of the aggregate you’d like to bring out with the polishing process.
From lots of experience with homeowners and business owners alike, an expert service like ours knows exactly how to tweak the mechanical process. We go for the right amount of exposure of the natural materials in your concrete so you get precisely the look you’re after. Go for a smooth, unicolor look or go for full exposure and enjoy the variegated patterns of aggregate that exist within any concrete floor. There are also endless options in between, for a partially exposed aggregate surface.
Preserve your investment in one of the most durable and long-lasting types of flooring in the world. By having your concrete floors mechanically polished by a professional service, you’re not only upgrading the look of your home — you’re helping maintain the beauty and durability of your investment.
The mechanical polishing service is both an aesthetic transformation and a valuable protection for your concrete floors. Protecting the surface with a dense, highly-polished layer is the best thing that ever happened to a concrete floor. It takes the already durable concrete and densifies the top layers, resulting in an even stronger, even longer-lasting flooring surface in your home.
And shouldn’t an investment grow with you throughout the stages of your life? Styles change, you want a new look, you get new furniture, you want an updated color scheme… your investment should accommodate those stylistic changes, not hinder them. Having your concrete floors polished means you can add color, design, or different levels of sheen.
Got Windows? A Newly-Polished Concrete Floor Will Capture the Natural Light
Most people don’t realize how incredibly radiant a newly-polished concrete floor can look, especially when you opt for the high sheen polish. The light that comes in through your windows bounces off the highly-polished sheen. This magnifies the effect of the natural light and lends a bright, airy feel to your entire room.
For business owners, the high polish is perfect because it lends an air of fresh, clean proficiency and a professional image. In larger spaces, the reflectivity of the polished floor can even help reduce utility bills by reducing the need for indoor lighting.
Other finishes can work the same magic with the light but on a less intense scale. Homeowners opting for the satin sheen, for example, can enjoy a softer sheen and a more gentle reflection of the light. This option is great for bedrooms or family rooms.
Then there’s the matte finish, which is popular in bedrooms because of its ultra-soft light reflecting properties. Whichever polish you choose, it will work to naturally enhance the natural light coming in through your windows.
At Fabric & Tile Masters our #1 priority is providing homeowner’s with the best concrete floor polishing & restoration services in the entire Jacksonville area.
Our concrete flooring professionals will make your concrete floors look brand new.
Our Concrete Polishing & Restoration Process
Live a Life of Inspired Design, Starting With Your Floors
Concrete floors are durable and low maintenance — but low maintenance does not mean “no maintenance” — if you want to keep your floors from looking grey and dull, you need professional concrete floor cleaning services.
Our floor polishing pros will restore your concrete floors to their original brilliance, they will look as stylish as the day they were installed!
We have specialized equipment that allows us to finely grind and polish your floors
Concrete Floor Grinding
The first part of our process begins with grinding your concrete flooring remove dirt, residues, and any other odd stains that may be present.
Concrete Floor Polishing & Staining
Next we will move on to resin-bonded diamond grinding pads — this will prepare the floor so we can bring it to an exceptional shine. At this point we can also add stain to change the colors of your floors if you’re wanting that. The floors will be left to densify and will be ready for the final, full polish
Final Concrete Floor Polish and Sealing
Finally we move on to the full polish which will allow us to bring your concrete floors to the desired level of shine and brilliance you’re looking for. We can give the floors anything from a highly polished, gleaming shine to a flat matte finish. Once your floors are shined we’ll seal the concrete to give you polishing longer life.
Concrete Floor Polishing FAQs
Call Fabricmasters today to get a Beautifully Polished Concrete Floor
Allow our concrete polishing professionals give you a high-quality polished concrete floor in your Jacksonville home. Polished concrete floors are easy to maintain, and they’ll last a lifetime.
We use our state-of-the-art grinding equipment which allows our technicians to be able to bring out the beauty of both new and old concrete floors. Our floor polishing process will leave you with a smooth, almost glass-like finish, so your polished concrete floor looks amazing.
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Looking for a low-maintenance, sustainable for flooring? Polished concrete floors are low hassle, eco-friendly, and incredibly easy to maintain. Unlike vinyl flooring, polished concrete doesn’t require waxing and stripping every year to maintain its appearance.
Polished concrete floors offer a luxurious and modern aesthetic for homes. They enhance natural light indoors due to their high reflectivity and save energy by reducing artificial lighting. No matter how much traffic comes through your home, polished concrete floors are resistant to scratches and stains making them a great choice for high-class homes and busy families with children and pets.
While polished concrete floors are extremely durable, regular care and professional polishing will make sure your floors stay luxurious and shiny for many years. Even though concrete floors aren’t maintenance-free, they’re easier to maintain than alternative decorative floor types (i.e. no waxing or sealing).
Use these easy maintenance tips to care for polished concrete and increase the lifespan of your floors.
Clean Concrete Floors with Microfiber Cloths
Use a microfiber cloth or pad to clean polished concrete floors and remove dirt particles. Since concrete has soil as an ingredient, it functions as an abrasive and can attract dust. As dust accumulates, it can dull the shine and clarity of your concrete floors. Dust or mop your floors at least once a week to maintain its shine.
Mopping Polished Concrete Floors
Just like tile or linoleum flooring, it’s a good idea to mop every so often to remove surface dirt and restore the shine. Make sure to use a clean mop and clean water. Swiffer mops or bucket mop cleaning are the easiest ways to clean concrete floors in residential homes. Avoid using harsh cleaning chemicals which could damage the floor.
Use a Neutral Floor Cleaner
If your concrete floor sees heavy traffic and high amounts of dirt, it’s recommended to use a neutral floor cleaner for wet mopping. Plain water isn’t always sufficient in removing dust and dirt from the floor. A neutral cleaner will get rid of dirt and debris easily and restore the shine.
Don’t Let the Cleaner Dry to the Surface
If the cleaner dries to the surface, it may leave a residue making your floors appear dull or dingy. Make sure it doesn’t become dry by dividing the floor into small areas to clean. Mop each area thoroughly before proceeding to the next.
Take a Systematic Approach to Cleaning
When cleaning large concrete floor surface areas, mop one area and gradually moving to the next in proper sequence. By using this approach, you won’t miss a single area in the cleaning process.
Wipe Up Spills Quickly
Whenever spills occur, wipe them up as soon as you notice it. Materials could be absorbed by the concrete surface and lead to a decay of the floor.
Use Neutral pH Solutions
Avoid using acidic solutions such as citrus cleaners, ammonia, bleach, pine cleaners, and vinegar. These are not pH neutral cleaners and can be harmful to concrete floors.
Keep Your Concrete Floors Polished
Polish your concrete floors every few years to prevent them from becoming dull and to maintain their luxurious, bright shine. Through professional polishing and refinishing services, your floors will have an almost glass-like finish that looks amazing and requires only occasional damp mopping.
With proper maintenance and care, you can extend the life of your polished concrete floors and enjoy many years of use. At Fabric & Tile Masters, we specialize in concrete floor polishing for homes and businesses. Contact us today for professional concrete floor polishing services. Request a free quote online or call us at 904-221-9550 to learn more.