Sustainable Polished Concrete

Sustainable Polished Concrete
As the construction industry’s quest for sustainability continues, finding affordable, sustainable building products becomes more and more important. Polished concrete flooring is not only a natural, durable and beautiful flooring application, but also contributes to LEED certification removing the carbon footprint.  Sustainable polished concrete is the most sought out flooring option from large big box stores like Walmart and Sam's Club to your restaurant chains like Chipotle and Surf Poke.
DEMATERIALIZING THE PROJECT: Concrete is a fundamental part of every construction project. Adding any extra material to a project results in greater expenditures and environmental stressors (harvesting, manufacturing, refining & transporting.) Polishing the existing concrete decreases the environmental footprint of the project, saves on natural resources, and reduces pollution costs associated with shipping and manufacturing.
REDUCING AIRBORNE CONTAMINANTS & VOCS: Up to 30% of the population have chemical sensitivities making indoor air quality one of the key components of green construction.  Unlike many traditional flooring materials, polished concrete contributes no noticeable VOCs in the construction process.
OPTIMIZES ENERGY EFFICIENCY: The reflective nature of polished concrete reduces the amount of artificial illumination needed, thus improving energy efficiency. The thermal mass of concrete helps moderate the daily temperature fluctuations, reducing the load on HVAC systems.  EnVision Polished Concrete has become one of the leaders in the New Jersey, Philadelphia area reducing energy costs and maintenance, due to its highly trained staff and technological advances using the latest eco-friendly materials to create a more sustainable polished concrete floor.

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