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The importance of resurfacing concrete floors

J Henshaw
8 Jan 2016

Concrete flooring is an incredibly durable flooring solution for a range of applications. With its immense ability to withstand a great deal of impact, be it footfall or machinery traffic, it’s no wonder that concrete is consistently the number one choice among a plethora of industries, from retail to distribution.

Fortunately for all those who benefit from concrete flooring, it takes a great David to conquer this flooring Goliath; however, much like everything under the Sun, depreciation is bound to rear its head. Once your flooring approaches this stage there are numerous reasons as to why your business should consider resurfacing your concrete flooring solution.

Limits workplace trips and falls

Cracked or damaged concrete flooring offers the unfortunate potential for accidents. With trips and falls among some of the most common workplace injuries, it is of great advantage for a business to limit their potential.

There is no doubt as to the importance of your team’s welfare, as well as maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Equally, a damaged floor opens the door to potential legal disputes and unnecessary expenditure on financial settlements. Also, while staff are recuperating, you are presented with a fall in productivity due to fewer hands being on deck. As such, it makes financial sense to treat said deck to an upgrade, limiting the chance of such accidents.

Help to reduce unnecessary overheads

Tying in with our former point, there are other potential avenues of unnecessary expenditure. When machinery passes over cracked or bumpy flooring, it does so far less smoothly than if the concrete was to be resurfaced. Therefore, the potential for depreciation and machinery damage is greatly elevated. To replace workplace machinery can be a very expensive affair and can lead to a massive and unnecessary overhead for your business.

Improve Aesthetics

Speaking purely on face value, a damaged concrete floor is far less aesthetically pleasing than a smooth concrete flooring solution. While this may seem very superficial, it makes a great difference to any touring guests where first impressions count. Equally, if your business doesn’t take pride in its appearance – as can be inferred from cracked and unkempt flooring – your staff can feel as if it is legitimate to follow suit. A clean and well kept work environment has been proven to boost workplace productivity, and can even instil pride in your workers and their job.

Improve durability

A cracked floor is clearly not a particularly reliable or hardwearing system to trust your precious cargo, machinery and workers to traverse. By resurfacing your concrete floor, you are giving it a whole new lease of life, and with concrete floors this includes a whole new level of durability. Your concrete flooring’s glory days, at its peak of impact-resistance, will be reinstated, offering you a fantastically renewed durability.

It will only get worse

Perhaps the most obvious point on our list is the fact that if you leave your concrete flooring worn and torn, it will only get worse. Traffic in the form of footfall and machinery can have a heavy part to play in the continued deprecation of your flooring system. Not only that, the elements can begin to take their toll; water can seep its way into cracks beneath the surface and the cold can begin to expand already existing cracks. Allowing your flooring to get in such a situation is detrimental to all of the above, and can only exacerbate the amount of money you will need to spend when it comes to inevitably needing to resurface your concrete floor.

Concrete is a wonderfully durable flooring solution, promising a level of longevity that most floors just cannot offer, but without the appropriate care or attention it can begin to deteriorate. Therefore, to reduce unnecessary overheads, and limit your company’s potential for workplace accidents, it is advisable to treat your flooring to an upgrade.

So, when your workplace concrete flooring is beginning to look a little worse for wear, it is certainly worth considering having it resurfaced; from extending the life of your machinery to improving your overall workplace aesthetics, the numerous advantages are obvious.


J Henshaw are specialist concrete flooring contractors from the Midlands, and deliver project consultation, design and development, construction and management for a range of industries, from education to commerce.

Tel:  07958 312 545  Email:

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