Concrete may be hard to the touch, but don’t confuse its durability with indestructibility. As with all things, concrete wears down over time and requires regular maintenance to keep it in the best shape possible for as long as possible. Wondering if you’re taking care of your concrete flooring properly? Watch out for these signs that you need your concrete restored:
One of the most obvious indications of aging or a need for repair in concrete is the appearance of cracks. The mixing of concrete involves a very delicate balance of water and rock, and errors made during the installation of concrete can sometimes result in cracks. Unfortunately, even if your concrete is poured perfectly, you can expect some cracking, according to the American Concrete Institute. That’s because concrete is highly porous and therefore sensitive to the elements, like heat and water. Heat causes concrete to expand, and if it bumps up against anything that can’t bend along with it, it cracks. Concrete is also worn down by regular traffic.
Peeling is another mark of a need for repairs, such as a new sealant. Like cracking, peeling can be a result of multiple factors, including mistakes made during the installation of your concrete.
Don’t wait until the cracks get bigger and bigger and the peeling worsens. Keep yourself from needing more and more work done on your concrete flooring by addressing the problem right away with professional help. However, even if you’re not currently dealing with cracking or peeling, a new sealant can be helpful in keeping your concrete well-maintained and looking fresh. So don’t be afraid to reach out to our experts in order to have your concrete resealed often.
But chances are that if you’re reading this, you’ve already determined that you’re in need of concrete restoration. Are you overwhelmed by the scale of the task of refinishing your concrete flooring? Questioning whether different finishes are possible with concrete restoration? Even if you don’t know where to start, don’t worry. You can safely leave the task of restoring your concrete flooring to DeLeon Floor Restoration & Cleaning Contractors. We have over 30 years of experience and the trust of clients like Merrill Lynch, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, and the University of Miami backing us up. Our experts are ready to help you give your concrete flooring the makeover it desperately needs, whether it’s commercial or residential, throughout Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and the greater South Florida area.
As for whether different finishes are possible with concrete restoration, here’s the answer: Despite its looks and tough exterior, concrete flooring is actually highly malleable. It’s possible to create a huge variety of looks when refinishing concrete, including the appearance of hardwood flooring! In fact, we offer over 50 different stain colors for the concrete for you to review before the restoration begins.
We use our own 10-step restoration process to grind and polish your concrete floor to perfection. It’s a large undertaking, but we’re more than willing to do everything it takes to bring you the highest quality service possible that keeps your concrete flooring shining for years. Here’s an overview of the process we use to refinish concrete flooring:
- First, the surface is deep cleaned.
- Debris is removed from the surface.
- The surface is chemically cleaned.
- The concrete is then ground down.
- The concrete is then resealed.
- Finally, the concrete is polished.
As we move throughout the refinishing process, we address any issues we come across such as major stains that detract from the overall quality of your concrete flooring. We incorporate densifiers into the flooring that help keep it resistant to cracking and chipping. Finally, when applying a sealer to the concrete, we can create anything from a wet look, a high gloss or a matte. The customization possibilities are endless. Just say the word and we’ll do our best to make your vision happen!
Our goal is to restore your concrete floor so well that there’s no need to replace it for a long time. With our skill set and commitment to excellent service, you can rest assured that your concrete will come out looking better than ever.
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For more information about how our concrete restoration procedure works and to receive a free quote, feel free to give us a call at (954) 535-9317.