DeLeon offers concrete floor repair, grinding, polishing and staining services for both residential and commercial customers throughout Fort Lauderdale, Miami and the greater South Florida area. We offer over 50 different colored stains for concrete and deliver cut out samples to our customers to review before deciding on a color.
At DeLeon, we have developed a proprietary 10-step process to grind and polish concrete floors. This intensive process requires a lot of work but also ensures that each concrete floor we complete has a smooth, even and beautiful appearance that can be appreciated by even the most scrutinizing eye.
This includes the addition of densifiers and sealers to ensure a concrete floor that not only looks great but is resistant to cracking, chipping and stains for years to come. Finally, our sealers are offered in a matte finish to ultra high gloss and everything in between.
For more information about our Concrete Restoration and Polishing services, process or pricing quotes, please contact us today and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.
What Finishes Possible with Concrete Restoration?
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!
Many people know that there are surfaces that need to be sealed to keep it in its best condition. However, when it comes to concrete, people tend to forget about it and the protection it requires to keep a smooth surface. Just like any other surface, concrete needs to be maintained with regular sealing and resealing. If you are interested in keeping your concrete free of any fissures, cracks, or chips, you may need to invest in regular concrete resealing.
How Can Sealing Concrete Help its Appearance?
Concrete is a strong surface that can be reliable for you if you keep it in great shape. In Fort Lauderdale, there is a lot of moisture. It is in the air and the ground, there is no escaping moisture anywhere in South Florida. Moisture and concrete do not mix well, so it is important to seal your concrete to protect it from the effects of moisture.
When moisture enters the porous cracks and fissures of concrete, the constant expanding and contracting of the water destroys the bond of concrete. Sealing the concrete keeps water from breaching the stone altogether. It is equally important to administer follow-up sealants as the original coat is worn from excessive traffic, time, and natural elements.
You may be thinking that because your concrete in the garage is not exposed to the amount of moisture that is outside. However, you would be wrong. All it takes is the humidity in the air to destroy a slab of concrete. Even worse for the concrete that is inside a garage, the concrete is exposed to the hazardous dirt, oil, chemicals, and grease stains that can muddy up the appearance of your concrete floors.
Concrete sealing doesn’t only protect your floors from damaging and expensive cracks and ugly chips, but it also protects your floor from the cosmetic slip-ups of permanent grease and chemicals that can penetrate deep into the concrete. Keeping up with concrete sealing in Fort Lauderdale is also important to protect it from the UV rays that are so strong in South Florida.
If you are interested in sealing your concrete floors or walls, DeLeon Floors Restoration, and Cleaning Contractors to get the job done. We work around you and the times that are best for you to treat your concrete. Contact us at (954) 947-3114 to learn more about the surfaces we have to offer!