Desco was one of the first companies to pioneer polished concrete in Western Canada. Using large grinders, we offer several different polishing options, ranging from a light “salt and pepper” grind to a “deep stone” grind. Polishing can be done on new or existing concrete floors and is currently being used in many LEED buildings as a sustainable floor finish. Desco does not use any coatings, which scratch very easily and have a short life span, to provide a high gloss finish; the shine that you see is the concrete. And unlike other floor finishes, you don’t need to regularly wax or strip the floor. Just gentle cleaning with a soft bristle brush and a pH neutral cleaner will ensure the longevity of the floor. The benefits of polished concrete include:
- High gloss finish
- Lower maintenance than resilient sheet flooring, vinyl composite tile, and many other finishes
- LEED approved floor finish
Polished concrete has become increasingly popular as a less expensive alternative to terrazzo. If you’re pouring a new concrete floor, be sure to consider what kind of aggregate and cement colour you choose if you plan on polishing the concrete. If you already have an existing floor, Desco can provide a variety of coloured stains to make your floor pop.