According to estimates provided by the industry, around 15 to 20 per cent of all new flooring systems installed each year are tempered floor installations. These statistics will continue increasing as Polished Concrete floors become more widespread; nonetheless, you may still be curious as to why more and more organisations are choosing tempered floors for their requirements in industrial flooring. The advantages that are detailed below constitute a primary justification.
The efflorescence in conventional, unpolished concrete is caused by the movement of minute dust particles towards the surface, which is caused by force acting upward. Expensive maintenance can quickly eat away at your profit margin. On the other hand, the tempered floor does away with dusting entirely and, as a result, reduces the amount of care required compared to unpolished concrete.
Polished Concrete changes a porous concrete floor into a tighter one that is thick enough to withstand impurities, not allowing them to get through the top. This is accomplished by densifying and sealing the surface of the concrete.
Because of its reflecting qualities, a tempered floor helps increase the amount of available illumination in a facility. Your facility will be presented in the best possible light if the ambient lighting is upgraded, which will also cut the cost of your energy bills and raise the level of safety in the space.
Even though a tempered floor has a bright appearance on the surface, it does not provide a slippery surface. The benefits of grinding and levelling the floor using mechanical equipment ultimately increase the floor’s coefficient of friction compared to regular concrete. The OSHA requirements for flooring are frequently exceeded by tempered floors (ASTM C 1028).
Most floor systems, such as tile and linoleum, require vigorous washing to provide a clean atmosphere and appearance. Surfaces made of the tempered floor are densely packed to minimise the appearance of stains. In addition, they do not need any treatments such as waxing or stripping to keep their sheen.
Polished Concrete generates a return on investment by dramatically lowering energy and maintenance expenses. This is accomplished through reflection, which enhances ambient lighting; reductions in upkeep, such as waxing; and decreased tyre wear, which applies to specialised applications.
Polished Concrete not only makes use of previously installed concrete surfaces to eliminate the need for additional materials such as coverings and coatings, which is a step in the direction of sustainable building. But it also typically does not contain any volatile organic compounds (VOCs), making it suitable for any United States Green Building Council LEED project.
Concrete can develop various issues as it ages. Grinding the floor using mechanical equipment eliminates the top surface of the old concrete, and polishing it afterwards strengthens it, improving its resistance to impact and abrasion.
Abrading of the tyres, which leads to increased wear and tear over time, is caused by natural concrete’s rough and irregular texture. A tempered floor system smoothes the whole surface, levels the seams, and protects against abrasion.
After the completion of the procedure, the concrete that has been dry-machine polished is instantly ready for use. Floors may typically be put into service as soon as the construction project is brought to a close since the procedure is quite hygienic and there are no harmful or hazardous chemicals.