The Unexpected Possibilities of Polished Concrete
More and more businesses, industrial sites, and even homeowners are discovering the cost effective and attractive solutions polished concrete represents. Since most modern structures are built on a concrete slab, the stage is already set for a durable, abrasive-resistant, and potentially stunning final surface, without the need for extensive installation costs and additional materials.
Your exterior concrete areas along with the other external surfaces and substrates of your home or business, is the first impression your neighbors, the general public, and potential or existing customers have of your property or premises.
With a clean and well-maintained property you can enjoy the benefits of increases curb appeal for your home or establishment, increased value of your property, increased pride and enjoyment of your home or premises, more customers, and more business more often from those customers.
Cleaning concrete of general dirt and grime is only half the job. Concrete is a highly porous building material and due to the porous nature of concrete substrates concrete is often contaminated with much more difficult to remove stains.
Clean Sweep specializes in removing a wide variety of stains from concrete which include: oil, grease, tire marks, brake fluid, transmission fluid, algae, moss, lichen, rust, fertilizer stains, orange battery acid stains, paint, graffiti, bird & animal droppings, chewing gum, food & drink spills, urine and much more. Call us today to discuss your specific concrete stain removal requirements.
Clean Sweep is one of the leading providers of concrete polishing and other services in the Bakersfield area. Our experienced technicians will prepare your existing concrete surface with diamond-encrusted pads and a chemical densifier, then stain, polish and finish according to your specifications. There are a variety of options to consider.
When texture and color are added to give the appearance of stone, brick, slate, and sometimes even wood, it is considered stamped concrete. The array of possibilities combined with great durability and a cost which is typically lower than the materials it imitates make stamped concrete an easy choice for new construction and renovation projects alike. Stamped concrete is a desirable finish for driveways, patios, commercial roads and parking lots, and even interior floors. However, over time, dyes may fade and the surface can start to look patchy and unpresentable. Clean Sweep can rejuvenate faded or damaged stamped concrete and get it looking like new again.
Staining or Dying Concrete
There are a variety of stains and dyes which can be applied, re-applied or incorporated into concrete surfaces to enhance or restore the appearance or your flooring. Color is achieved by using dry shakes or color hardeners, powder or liquid releases, integral colors or acid stains. All these products may be combined to create even more intricate designs. Top it off with polishing and the results can be both durable and strikingly beautiful, and a wide range of looks can be achieved.
Exposing the Aggregate
The top layers of your concrete slab can be ground down to expose the aggregate materials, then polished for a look which can mimic terrazzo at a fraction of the cost.
Hole & Spall Patching & Repair
Has your concrete surface developed pits or cracks or sunken areas? The experts at Clean Sweep can raise and repair your concrete surface, filling pits and holes, and returning it to like new condition (or better!)
The Benefits of Polished Concrete Flooring
In addition to the things mentioned above, polished concrete flooring has many other benefits. It is incredibly low maintenance — moping with warm soapy water will do the trick. It is hard-wearing and will not chip or dent like softer surfaces. Polished concrete reduces dust mite and allergen problems, and does not support mold growth. Evidence suggests highly reflective polished concrete reduces lighting needs and enhances natural lighting. Its relatively high coefficient of friction also gives it a degree of slip resistance. A concrete floor that has been hardened and polished will have an extremely long life expectancy compared to other flooring. If this sounds like a good solution to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.