News | March 7, 2019
Polished Concrete is an Eco-Friendly Business Solution
Sustainability is key for the success of businesses, not only for financial success but for the collective prosperity of our planet as a whole. When our planet wins, we all win and reap the benefits. And as the world is waking up the effects of our actions on our planet there is increased pressure and more initiatives being taken for the protection of our planet. We are thrilled to be part of the worldwide care of our planet by providing an eco-friendly flooring solution for all types of businesses, offices, and warehouses.
Concrete is made from the earth’s most readily available material, limestone. This means that concrete is resource efficient, or it uses the least amount of new natural resource to be produced. Limestone is an unlimited resource because it is created by the accumulation of ocean materials such as coral, algal, and shells. In fact, concrete has become even more resource efficient as plastic waste has been added to the creation of concrete to help eliminate the plastic in the environment as well as acting as an added reinforcement in the concrete. Most buildings are constructed with concrete slabs which eliminated the need to lay additional flooring. Not only does this provide the most durable floor, but it also reduces the waste of replacing flooring materials such as carpet, laminates, or tile that require frequent replacement and end up in a landfill. By using the floor that already exists, you are significantly reducing the negative impact of flooring waste on the environment while saving money.
When concrete is removed, it can be crushed up and run through an impactor to remove dirt leaving behind aggregate rock. This allows the crushed pieces to be reused to create new concrete. It’s pretty much entirely recyclable which reduces unnecessary waste and promotes increased sustainability.
Energy efficiency means using less energy while providing the same level of service. Concrete does just that as it absorbs and stores excess heat which lowers your heating bill. It not only alleviates a potentially higher heating bill but also your electric bill as well. Due to the shiny surface of polished concrete, it reflects light and can save you up to 30% on your lighting bill. Light-colored polished concrete amplifies the natural light while reducing the need for additional lighting at night.
The durability of concrete is practically unbeatable compared to the other flooring options on the market. It can last a lifetime and requires little maintenance which means you won’t need to spend money to replace it frequently and you won’t be using additional resources for a new floor. Due to the low maintenance needs of polished concrete, your financial resources will be able to be reallocated to other needs of your business.
Royale Concrete is proud to be a part of the pursuit of sustainability. Our professional concrete services free you from the cycle of asking more of our planet. When you choose concrete for your business, you’re choosing a recyclable and renewable resource that will produce a beautiful and durable outcome. Our concrete services include surface preparation, coatings, polished concrete, Terrazzo polishing, and more. Give us a call today to begin your project or visit our website to be inspired by our recent work.