Durable | Beautiful | Environmentally-Friendly | Cost Effective | Low Maintenance
Why Polished Concrete?
Polished concrete by TTM Finishes is an exciting alternative in flooring for industrial, commercial, institutional, government and residential applications. It offers the strength and versatility of concrete, yet has the beauty of natural stones such as marble or granite. The polishing process hardens the floor, reducing it's porosity and seals out contaminants. Easy to install and maintain, it is a very economical solution for the end user. A polished concrete floor will increase ambiant light reflection and slip resistance. Allow the experts at TTM Finishes to guide you through the benefits of polished concrete and discover for yourself how this exceptional surfacing solution can solve your flooring challenges.
Can My Concrete Be Polished?
Almost any concrete floor can be polished as long as the concrete is structurally sound. Our experts at TTM Finishes can inspect your floor and let you know if it is suitable for polishing. Often dirt, grease, coatings and blemishes can be removed in the grinding process. Types of floors that are not suitable for polishing include those that are extremely wavy, need extensive patching or are extremely porous
Product Duration Expectancy
The average TTM Finishes polished concrete floor requires refinishing once every five to ten years under heavy traffic conditions. For comparison, epoxy coated floors last two to five years, floors coated with and industrial sealer generally require refinishing every six to twelve months.
Lower Cost of Maintenance
Polished concrete by TTM Finishes can reduce costs associated with maintenance and overhead. Less maintenance consumables are required to maintain the surface as the profile of the concrete surface has been flattened and levelled. This is an excellent choice for any large floor area for both high and low traffic requirements.
While a polished concrete floor has a lower total cost and maintenance schedule, a polished concrete floor also exceeds all "Green" standards for Energy Efficiency and Environmental Design. Polished concrete contains not Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which makes this an environmentally friendly surface.
Ambient Lighting Increases
Polished concrete increases ambient light reflection by up to 100%. This means greater visibility, fewer overhead lights, a higher safety factor and a beautiful shine. You can decide what level of shine and the reflective properties you wish for your floor. Elimination of up to half of the lighting requirements due to the ambient characteristics of TTM Finishes polished concrete is not uncommon.