Polished concrete has undisputed appeal. One of its advantages is lower maintenance costs than similarly specified hard surface flooring. Over time, however, the selling point of lower maintenance has been exaggerated to “no maintenance”, and it has created confusion and frustration for end users and maintenance service providers alike.
The featured article in The Flooring Contractor’s Fall 2019 publication, written by Ardex’s Craig Morris and XL North’s Bill Luallen, shines some light on the myth of “no maintenance” polished concrete. Craig and Bill explain full polish and grind & seal procedures for concrete, and define the six necessary components of any hard surface flooring maintenance program.