A question we get quite frequently when it comes to flooring systems is: “Does polished concrete get slippery when wet?” The quick answer is, “No.”
Nothing beats seeing the results in person. But, as this is not always possible for potential customers, our longtime foreman Patrick Boyle shot a little video in which he compares wet concrete floors that have been treated with epoxy and polishing.
At this job site, Patrick notes an area of the floor that has both epoxy-coated and recently polished concrete, done with diamond grinders and densifiers (concrete hardeners). As seen in the video, when Patrick tosses some soapy water (to simulate the cleaning conditions for these flooring systems) on the concrete and places his foot on the wet surfaces, the epoxy coating is rather slippery, while the polished concrete is the exact opposite.
Now, we apply a lot of epoxy coatings. They look great and our customers are always happy with the results. But, if a commercial or industrial business demands a non-slip surface, then polished concrete is really the way to go.