To say that green building is a trend would be a misnomer. It’s far from just a developer’s fad sure to be dated in a given period of time. On the contrary, green building is a movement that has proved its value in the residential industry, and it’s now taking commercial construction by storm.
More architects and commercial contractors are embracing green building in the development of new structures, and incorporating practices into renovation designs. Polished concrete floors are emerging as the flooring of choice that pairs strength with sustainability.
Already a popular solution in commercial construction for its durability and low maintenance, polished concrete is also known as an eco-friendly industrial flooring solution. Engineered concrete uses low VOC technology that reduces the environmental impact. And, by using the concrete as both a slab foundation and finished floor, builders conserve materials and minimize waste. Polished concrete removes the need for an additional flooring overlay. Other industrial flooring options such as tile, carpet, or hardwood use excessive building materials that eventually need replacement; whereas concrete will last with minimal repair. Should a commercial concrete floor need to be removed, it is comprised of biodegradable material that can be recycled for later use.
Polished concrete floors are also energy efficient and benefit interior climate control. In the colder weather, concrete floors absorb and retain heat to keep a space warmer. In direct sunlight, polished concrete actually protects the floors from escalating temperatures and keeps them cooler. Polished concrete floors are an efficient way to keep heating and air-conditioning costs low.
As the need for green building increases, Black Bear Coatings & Concrete can value-engineer a concrete solution that is not only durable and environmentally friendly, but also aesthetically pleasing and customizable in design. Polished concrete floors offer a number of color options, and stenciling to create unique look that is all your own.
The experts will value engineer the right solution for your commercial concrete flooring needs. We have years of experience working with industry leaders in a variety of sectors. Black Bear is a leading concrete and coatings flooring company that serves New England – Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, as well as New York (north of New York City). Rest assured that we have the staff, equipment, and expertise needed to make your floor project a success.
We spend time upfront to assess each client’s needs, identify the best flooring solution, engage in the right preparation, and then install the floor using industry best practices. We’d love to help your company. Contact us today for a free estimate.