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The Dos And Don'ts Of Concrete Polishing

by Howard Barnett

If you have interior concrete, whether it be in a garage or commercial space, it's a good idea to polish it for a more appealing look. Concrete polishing can also serve the purpose of a sealant, which will protect your concrete from premature wear and tear. Before you decide to have your concrete polished, there are some things you need to know to make the most of your budget.

DO Set Aside Money for Repairs

First of all, don't even think about hiring a concrete polishing professional until you've made any necessary repairs to your concrete. Polishing damaged concrete is a waste of money and is similar to trying to paint over a rusty fence. Therefore, as part of your concrete polishing budget, you should also set aside from money for repairs; this includes filling any cracks that may have formed and repairing any holes or crumbling concrete.

Contact a business like Mara Restoration, Inc. if you have specific questions about repairing concrete.

DO Consider a High-End Finish

The nice thing about having your existing concrete polished is that it gives you an opportunity to really transform the look and feel of your space. After all, there are all kinds of polish finishing options available. As part of your polishing, you could also incorporate a dye or a concrete stain to achieve a new level of detail. You may spend a little bit more on a higher end finish, but this could really make all the difference in the appearance of your space.

DON'T Wait Too Long

One of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to concrete polishing is waiting too long to have it done. While it's easy to repair and polish concrete with minor wear and tear, the project can quickly get to be quite expensive and time-consuming if you wait until you have large cracks and uneven concrete to have this project done. Not to mention, if you are dealing with concrete in a commercial space, you could find yourself at a greater risk of a personal injury lawsuit, as it doesn't take much unevenness in a slab on concrete to create a major tripping hazard.

DON'T Overlook Regular Maintenance

Even once your concrete is polished, your maintenance responsibilities aren't over with. You'll want to take the time to sweep and mop your polished floors regularly so as to avoid scratches and other damage--especially in areas of high foot traffic. Furthermore, be sure to avoid using any abrasive chemicals while cleaning your concrete floors.