Polishing concrete is an economical, and environmentally friendly process of mechanically grinding and polishing concrete utilizing industrial bits with impregnanted diamonds and hardeners. It is the perfect application for; commercial & business facilities, industrial plants, warehouses, retail locations, showrooms, schools, museums, and government buildings.
Cost savings - Traditional floor covering materials are not necessary when the slab on grade is used as the finished floor surface.
Longer life cycle savings - Polished floors are not as vulnerable to damage as other floors, and does not need replacing.
Easy to clean - Polished concrete won’t harbor dirt, dust, or allergens
Variety of colors - Colors can be mixed to create custom blends to find the shade that's just right.
Tough - Highly resistant to foot traffic.
High light reflectivity - Important for office buildings and other public facilities that want to project a bright, clean, professional image. Will increase room brightness by 20%.
Sustainability - Polished concrete does not require hazardous coatings, cleaners, or adhesives .
Epoxy flooring is a unique floor material that has steadily grown in popularity. Once a concrete floor has been smoothed and prepped, a resin and a hardening chemical are mixed together. The chemical reaction will turn the mixture into a hard plastic floor over a few days.
So the compound is poured onto the concrete and allowed to harden before a second or third layer is applied. This liquid to solid process gives epoxy flooring the ability to be strong, stain resistant, and more. Its most popular uses are in hospitals, schools, garages, and industrial environments. But it can be just as useful for residential living rooms, kitchens, or other rooms types.
Durability - An epoxy coating makes floors resistant to a number of substances such as acids, chlorine, bleach, fire, oil, and gas.
Protective - Once the epoxy has been cured to a solid polymer it becomes incredibly strong and prevents chemical breakdown; It also protects the underlying concrete from moisture, stains, grease, and cracks.
Application - Epoxy flooring is usually quickly installed, which means less time shutting down production for installation.
Hygienic - Epoxied floors don’t have any joints, creases, or pores for dirt and bacteria to sink into. As a result, pathogens and other microscopic organisms are less likely to spread in an environment with epoxy floors.
Variety of Styles - The shine of an epoxy floor creates a high-end finish that can be customized to suit a variety of styles and applications. Epoxy is available in numerous colors to suit any design requirements. It can also be used to create a marbled effect or combined with vinyl flakes for a speckled effect.
Safety - These coatings are also resistant to slippage, temperature, extreme impact and even fire, maintaining both the safety of your employees and your building.
Often used in restaurants, tile can be susceptible to grease, oil, or just dirty water making it very slippery. We come in and etch the tile with acid to make it more porous, and more safe in turn less slippery.
Traction - Tile can often be extremely slippery when wet. Etching the tile will increase the amount of traction you get when the tile is wet or dry.
Cost - Tile etching is a very cost friendly alternative to replacing an entire floor because of safety and slip hazards
Credibility - Once the tile has been etched we test the floors coefficient of friction and print out a receipt that provides courtroom credibility.
ANSI (American National Standard Institute) was founded in 1918 with the mission “to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems and safeguarding their integrity.”
NFSI (National Floor Safety Institute) is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. NFSI was founded in 1997 with the intention of preventing slip-and-fall accidents by educating the public and businesses through informative programming, research, training, and product certification.
Staining imparts a luxurious richness that can't be achieved by any other coloring medium. Rather than produce a solid, opaque effect like paint, stains permeate the concrete to infuse it with luminous, translucent tones that vary depending on the surface they are applied to and the application techniques used. The results can mimic everything from polished marble to tanned leather to natural stone or even stained wood.
Metallic epoxy comes in numerous colors and gives off an exotic sparkle thanks to the metal flakes in the product. Although metallic epoxy floors are especially popular for commercial spaces such as restaurants, retail stores, and showrooms, they can be installed anywhere you want a floor that makes a statement.
Concrete engraving, or concrete etching, is the use of special tools and equipment to make patterns and designs in existing concrete. Unlike toppings or overlays, engraving is a permanent treatment that won't wear away or lose bond because the patterns are carved into the concrete rather than applied on top of it. When the concrete is further enhanced by staining, the decorative possibilities are truly spectacular.
About to put in a new floor or just wish you could go back to a clean slate? We come in and mechanically
grind the floor with diamond bits to remove topical marks and resurface any concrete slab.
Grime builds up constantly, we have a heated power washer to make sure we can completely clean whatever has gotten dirty including porchs, driveways, sidewalks, decks, or even the tile in your home.
All too often we hear of someone slipping and falling and the lawsuits come pouring in. Floors in commercial business are supposed to meet certain standards set by the NFSI (National Floor Safety Institute) we have a
machine that can read the coefficient of friction. Letting us know if the floor is a slipping hazard. A printout from said machine increases courtroom credibilty.
Regular polishing and cleaning of marble flooring can prevent damage and keep the marble looking just like new. Marble floors require special cleaning and polishing to ensure that the surface of the stone remains smooth and free of any stains.
Raley’s team is proud to serve the following clients and many others.