Concrete was once considered a very durable yet drab and unfashionable masonry element. Today, concrete is so much more. With the proper concrete finishing, you can transform a gray and dull surface into something smooth, chic, and unique. The painting contractors at Lakeside Painting can help you bring new life to your concrete surfaces.

Polished Concrete Finish

If you don’t want to treat your concrete floors too much, simply polishing them is the way to go. Polished concrete floors are easy to install and can be done so for a relatively low cost. They are also easy to clean. Concrete floors are extremely durable and can withstand heavy loads and much traffic without incurring damage. In addition to its functionality, polished concrete is aesthetically appealing. The high levels of gloss achieved by multiple rounds of polishing allow light to reflect clearly. The marble-like gloss creates a professional and clean ambiance. Furthermore, because of polished concrete’s ability to reflect light, the need for artificial lighting is reduced, allowing you to lower your energy bill significantly.

Before polishing a concrete floor, a professional concrete polishing contractor must first remove all major blemishes in the concrete and repair significant chips or cracks. After this is finished, rough grinding must be done to prepare the concrete for a final smoothing. Since there is no cure time, you can walk on polished concrete floors as the process is underway.

To get the most out of your polished concrete floors, simply dust mop on a regular basis and occasionally wet mop with a pH neutral floor cleaner.

Epoxy Coatings

Epoxy coatings are made of resins and hardeners. When these two agents mix, they chemically react, resulting in a durable and rigid plastic material known as epoxy. Epoxy coatings bond extremely well to the substrate. Similar to a polished concrete finish, all major chips and cracks must be repaired before applying this high performance coating.

Epoxy floor systems are used in practically all industries. They are particularly useful in hospitals, where the surface is not porous, and does not absorb dirt and other contaminants. Epoxy floors are not slippery, even when wet, making them ideal for warehouses, factories, and other such facilities.

Finally, floors with an epoxy coating are easy to maintain and can be applied to numerous substrates including concrete, hardwood, tile, vinyl, and more.

Cementitious Urethane

Cementitious urethane is the preferred floor coating of the food industry. In the food and beverage industry, bacteria is the number one enemy. Cementitious urethane delivers a one-two punch: it is non-porous (preventing bacterial permeation), and it is resistant to heat and chemicals, allowing you to vigorously clean it at will.

This flooring system is easy to maintain, eco-friendly, resists impact and abrasion, and complies with USA, FDA, and OSHA standards.

In addition to these high performance coatings, our professional painters can apply the following coats to your concrete substrate:

If you want to finish your concrete interior or exterior, reach out to the professionals at Lakeside Painting. We can help you determine which system will be best for your particular needs as well as provide exceptional customer service and results that will make you proud.

If you want to finish your concrete interior or exterior, reach out to the professionals at Lakeside Painting. We can help you determine which system will be best for your particular needs as well as provide exceptional customer service and results that will make you proud.

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