Expert Advice: How Safe is Polished Concrete Flooring? - Xtreme Polishing Systems

Expert Advice: How Safe is Polished Concrete Flooring?

Polished concrete is a highly popular flooring option for industrial factories, business establishments, school facilities, and residential neighborhoods because concrete is safe, low-maintenance, and eco-friendly building material. Concrete flooring is a very solid foundation and substantially eliminates any need for excess flooring like carpet, tile, laminate, or wood.

What is the Purpose of Polished Concrete?

Polished concrete floors are extremely solid foundations, which ultimately create a safer environment. Concrete floors are slip resistant and beautiful when they are properly prepared and executed. Concrete flooring is considered one of the safest highest-ranked flooring options in the world.

The Coefficient of Friction (COF) tests the slip resistance for all accidents on any type of floor including commercial, industrial and residential surfaces. The higher the value of friction the less slippery the surface will be in these settings. However, when the measurements report too high then the surface can be too difficult to walk on. And the low friction measurements present a high risk for accidents.

Due to its low maintenance, concrete floors are undoubtedly the safer flooring option, especially because harsh chemicals are not required. Concrete cleaning chemicals are available for maintenance and cleaning purposes but these cleaning products are eco-friendly and safe to use in heavy-traffic areas. Using concrete cleaning chemicals helps rejuvenate the concrete tremendously, plus maintenance is simple and easy to accomplish in your busy schedule.