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Primary Benefits of Concrete Floor Polishing in Industrial Settings

Concrete floor polishing is often seen as the most cost-effective option for cleaning large warehouses and industrial facilities. However, anyone who has been in such a facility knows that the rough, uneven surface of concrete floors can easily accumulate dust and dirt particles, as well as absorb liquid spills. This is where concrete floor polishing from Speckless Clean Inc can provide a superior solution for creating a cleaner, higher-quality environment.

The Benefits

Polishing smooths out the surface of the flooring, significantly reducing the time needed for sweeping. With a polished floor, a microfiber dust mop can easily trap particles as it glides smoothly across, minimizing airborne dust. Cleaning becomes faster and more effective due to the reduced friction of a polished surface compared to rough concrete.

Additionally, a polished concrete surface is denser than plain concrete, making it easier to remove spilled materials before they seep into the flooring. Over time, forklifts and heavy machinery can run over uneven and pitted concrete causing additional damage to the flooring. A small concrete imperfection can become a large crack or divot. By polishing the concrete, you make sure the floor is even and smooth across the surfaces. This will greatly reduce the damage caused by dropping things or heavy equipment.

Health benefits of polishing warehouse and manufacturing flooring

Your employees will also be healthier and more productive thanks to your polished concrete flooring. The smooth surface of your warehouse floors gathering less dust and allows it to be removed easier. This means less warehouse dust will be kicked up into the atmosphere as the employees move around the facility.
Taking steps to limit warehouse dust inhalation could lead to a variety of positive effects for employees, including:

  • Less respiratory related sickness
  • Employees will feel better and have more energy
  • Take less antihistamine type medicine that can make them groggy and unproductive
  • Have less absences
  • Recover faster from other illnesses without the taxation of immune system from dust irritation
  • Emotional perceptual effect, there are plenty of studies that say being in a clean environment raises your perception of quality and has a positive emotional effect.

Safety

Polishing concrete floors not only enhances cleanliness but also improves safety by reducing the likelihood of accidents. The smooth surface makes it easier to remove spills, preventing harmful chemicals and fumes from entering the flooring and posing risks to employees.

The Downfalls

Despite its many benefits, it’s essential to understand some potential drawbacks of concrete polishing. While polished floors are more attractive, they may not achieve the flawless appearance of marble or glass. Visual defects, patterns from previous flooring, and deep stains can still be present.

Expectations Vs. Reality

The polishing does not make floors look like an automotive showroom. Often the expectation is the flooring to be as smooth as marble and a shiny as glass. The reality is that, while certainly more attractive can have many visual defects.

  • Concrete Polished floors can have a cloudy look to it
  • Sometimes there are patterns that emerge from previous flooring
  • Floors could have different types of concretes poured in different areas causing them to look different from one area to another
  • Deep floor stains can be amplified with polishing

Problems with Previous Flooring

If you are removing other flooring such as vct tiles, there may be a glue residue that would need to be properly removed before the concrete could be polished. Depending on the product this can be a lot of additional labor that diminishes the anticipated cost savings of concrete polishing.

As long as you have the right expectations, concrete polishing can add, cost savings, cleanliness, health benefits and an aesthetic value to your warehouse or industrial property.

Below are some nicely done examples of floor polishing.

Concrete Polishing Services

At Commercial Cleaning Corp we offer concrete services in the NJ, PA, and DE area. Our quality services are done with the latest equipment and quality trained certified technicians. Contact us today to speak to one of our knowledgeable account reps can walk you through the process and answer any questions.

Before and After Concrete Polishing

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At Speckless Clean Inc, we provide expert concrete polishing services to industrial facilities in the NJ, PA, and DE area. Our certified technicians use top-of-the-line equipment, including the Ultraedge by Speckless Clean Inc, to ensure superior results. Contact us today to schedule your concrete floor polishing service and experience the benefits for yourself!

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