4 ways polished concrete floors can improve your commercial business
If you have a commercial premise in need of revamping, be it a restaurant, warehouse or office space, polished concrete is the perfect choice for your flooring. It will create a modern, stylish look to impress your clients while being an affordable investment and the safety-conscious choice.
The first impression a customer or client gets when they walk into your business premises is extremely important, and polished concrete certainly has a positive impact. Polished concrete flooring in a restaurant or cafe creates a bright, fresh environment, as the material is highly reflective and amplifies the light in the room. In an office, this flooring makes the space professional and clean, as there are no grout lines or joining seams to worry about, it is just sleek and unbroken. Polished concrete can also be easily customised to suit the branding and image of your business. It can fit into a minimalist and contemporary space, but can also be changed for a more homely room by staining the concrete different colours or adding textures and patterns.
Polished concrete floors are easy to clean and very durable, which is especially useful for any commercial premises. In warehouses, polished concrete’s smooth surface can actually resist the pressure of a forklift truck, and won’t get stained by spilt chemicals or oils. This flooring is also ideal for hospitality premises because it is hygienic and can be cleaned simply by mopping or sweeping, remaining unaffected by overturned drinks and food. Polished concrete is long-lasting and can withstand many years of constant foot traffic, which is perfect for both offices and restaurants. When it comes to offices, a clean working environment sends the right message to visiting clients as well.
The health and safety of your employees is of the utmost importance, and polished concrete flooring provides an allergen-free, non-slip environment. Despite the smooth surface of polished concrete, it is not a slippery floor, this is because it has been ground and flattened down until the surface actually has more friction than normal concrete. Polished concrete will make your office or restaurant safer for elderly people, and just easier to walk on for everyone. Other floorings, such as carpet, can hold dust and dirt and promotes mould growth. This can endanger your staff and guests, especially those with respiratory issues such as asthma. Since polished concrete repels dust and allergens, it is a hypoallergenic flooring option for your commercial premises.
Polished concrete is durable and long-lasting, which means you won’t have to replace it very often, making it a cost-effective option for your business. Other floorings, such as floorboards and carpet, can peel, chip or fade over time, but polished concrete is a cost-saver in the long run. It is especially cost-efficient for buildings which have a pre-existing concrete slab that just needs staining and polishing. Polished concrete doesn’t require any subflooring or upkeep, such as waxing, either. If you choose polished concrete then you aren’t losing quality, and it’s upfront costs are still affordable as well.
If you are interested in investing in some polished concrete flooring for your business, Ever ReadyMix Concrete is the best choice. We are the largest independent supplier of concrete and screeds for Barnsley, Goole, Sandtoft and the Yorkshire region, and provide high quality, professional services to both commercial and domestic customers. Contact us today to learn more.