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Yes, but keep in mind that not all concrete absorbs at the same rate, so colours may not be uniform. We recommend performing a Mock-Up so you know the exact final look prior to the financial commitment.
It is possible for us to dye the concrete in both slabs with the same colour – unfortunately the colour uptake by these slabs will not be exactly the same, however this will be the best way to get them looking similar.
Once concrete is refined and sealed it is so easy to maintain! All that is really required is a weekly clean using hot water only or you can add a cleaner specifically made for concrete, or any pH neutral all-purpose cleaner like Simple Green. For indoor floors, a daily dust use a dry Micro-Fibre Dust Mop. It is important to ensure spills of any kind are wiped up immediately and not left to soak into the floor.
It depends on the quality of the materials used and proper care, however grind and seals or any sealers that don’t have a UV stable coating on the surface will, over time, discolour and may lift, crack or peel. The key is to use quality produces and hire a specialty concrete contractor that can provide you a proper maintenance plan.
Work can be performed on weekends and after hours, however surcharges apply.
CDR use only the best available equipment to eliminate dust and this includes high-grade Hepa filter vacuum systems attached to the grinding machines. As a result, when doing the main grind there is very little airborne dust produced by the process as approximately 98% of dust is gathered. There is a minimal amount of dust created when using the hand grinders if they are required, so after each step during the procedure the floor is cleaned. There will be some residual dust left after we have completed our job – but you would only expect to see an amount similar to if you had not dusted your home for 4-6 weeks.
One of the advantages of Mechanically Polished Concrete is that once the process is complete, you can walk on the floor straight away – there is no time wasted waiting for a coating to dry. However, you should avoid water being left on the floor or the floor being cleaned with water for 24-72 hours. For an epoxy coating or a grind and seal, we recommend no foot traffic for a period of 24 hours and no heavy traffic (vehicles etc) for a period of 7 days.
Generally speaking, it is no more slippery than other hard flooring surfaces. Add water to it though and like any other hard surface it will be slippery. That is why we recommend for outdoor use to do either the Honed finish (matte only) or the Grind and Seal finish (matte or gloss). The Honed finish has inherent non-slip properties, and the Grind & Seal finish can have an anti-slip agent added to the sealer. We can tailor the anti-slip to your needs, meaning that we can add a lot or a little depending on the result you require.
Yes. For outdoors however we would not normally recommend a Mechanically Polished Concrete, as when wet it can be slippery. The alternative for these areas are honed concrete or a grind and seal. The reason for this is to provide alternatives for a more slip and UV resistant finish. Honed concrete or a grind and seal with an epoxy or polyurethane coating are ideal for driveways, outdoor areas, concrete around your pool, garages etc.
Concrete is recognised as being a sustainable and environmentally sensible building product, and this is largely due to its thermal mass properties (which is the ability of the floor to absorb heat and release it slowly). Therefore, in winter if a concrete slab gets warm during the day, it will release this heat slowly at night. Alternatively, in hot weather, if kept shaded after the coolness of the night it will retain that coolness throughout the day. It’s entirely your choice.
Surprisingly NO. Unlike tiles that have a small thermal mass, it can feel much warmer than tiles to touch in cold weather. Due to the size of the slab it is a good insulator and therefore if exposed to sunlight during the day, will absorb the heat and release it slowly at night.
If you want polished concrete on your garage floor we will grind the top coating off first, which will remove some staining. If the oil is still present we can do a procedure called a purge – and we can do this a number of times to bring the oil out of the floor. On most occasions the combination of grinding and purging will remove stains from your garage floor, however we cannot guarantee results. If staining is unable to be removed we would recommend using a solid colour epoxy coating.
As a general rule Mechanically Polished Concrete is slip resistant – but like many other flooring options it will be slippery when wet. If you need a flooring that is non-slip we would recommend doing a Grind and Seal method of polished concrete or another type of coating like an epoxy. With these flooring options we can add a grit to the top layer which can give a non-slip finish. These are ideal for wet areas, around pools, outdoor areas and other commercial environments.
Industrial flooring needs to be hard wearing, usually slip and chemical resistant and durable. With this in mind we would normally recommend an urethane cement, epoxy coating or polished concrete flooring – CDR is an expert at each and it would be best to give one of the friendly staff a call to learn more.
At this Time we work the Atlanta Metro Area, North Georgia and 50 mile radius of Marietta, GA. Others are take by case by cases bases and we will expand as we grow.
Yes there have been customers that have stated it has saved them over 50% on electricity bills due to the reflectiveness of the surface.
Yes, often decorative concrete jobs are done on existing concrete which is made from the most common mineral on earth – limestone. Concrete can also be made from waste byproducts and newer concrete may have metal, marble chips or recycled glass which reduces the amount of waste in our environment. Concrete is a very small contributor to greenhouse gases, and will outperform timber, steel, carpet and tiles.
Yes, in fact it is one of the best solutions for you. Polished concrete floors will not support the growth of toxic mould, dirt, pollen or dust mites and therefore are perfect for any sufferers of asthma or other allergies.
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