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How Decorative Concrete is Being Used More in the Retail Sector

Decorative concrete flooring is becoming a popular choice in flooring surfaces in retail and commercial businesses across the United States and replacing the use of vinyl tile, quarry tile, wood and carpet. The usage of dyes, stains, coloring, textures, patterns, saw cuts and polishing brings a new life to decorative concrete compared to the old look of concrete which was a boring gray flooring choice. Now concrete flooring brings a superb interior design model into any retail and commercial business space.
The market for decorative concrete has shown a tremendous growth and it shows to keep growing in the flooring market because the cost of concrete is so much more affordable than other flooring options. Using concrete helps retail and commercial businesses do their part in using sustainable and eco friendly material. Businesses are becoming more interested in helping the environment by using recycled material such as concrete.
Retail and commercial floor surfaces can take so much abu…

The Safety of Polished Concrete |

Polished concrete is becoming an extremely popular flooring option for business facilities, factories, schools and residential homes because concrete flooring is as easy way to use a low maintenance, eco-friendly material. Concrete eliminates the need to use other flooring like carpeting, tile, laminate and wood while lasting a lifetime. Also it does not need to be replaced like other flooring options.
Concrete flooring is a budget saving option when picking decorative flooring for schools, hospitals, factories, residential homes, commercial and retail buildings. Also polished concrete is a safe surface, wet or dry, when grounded down, polished and correctly cleaned. It is considered one of the highest choices in flooring options for being the safest from accidents like slips, trips and falls.
How safe can polished concrete flooring be? And how does one determine the safety of concrete flooring?
The Concrete Polishing Association of America developed tests for coefficient of friction …

What is the Coefficient of Friction?

What is Coefficient of friction in the Concrete Polishing industry? Coefficient of friction (COF), tests the slip resistance to accidents on different types of industrial, commercial and residential floor surfaces. Slip resistance is good for building owners, business owners and residential owners to prevent slips and falls on different polished surfaces. When flooring is properly installed and cleaned, the concrete floor will result in a safe surface for traffic on both wet and dry conditions.
The two types of coefficient of friction are known as static and dynamic. When measuring friction from a resting position, it is called static coefficient of friction (SCOF). And the measurement of relative motion is called dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF). The measurements will discover the propensity for accidents on flooring in wet and dry conditions. But the most important is to test the flooring when in wet conditions with water or a lubricant because majority of slips and falls are…