Questions and Answers
FGS PermaShine Polished Concrete Questions and Answers
To help with your decisions about polished concrete, we've assembled the most frequently asked questions.
Where is FGS polished concrete installed?
FGS PermaShine is installed in a wide range of commercial and institutional floors, spanning many industries. You will find FGS PermaShine polished concrete in warehouses, showrooms, production facilities, retail, and other commercial applications. It is also found in residential basements, garages, and showrooms.
Institutions, such as K-12 schools, universities, and government buildings are also popular installations for FGS PermaShine polished concrete.
How much does FGS PermaShine polished concrete cost?
Installation of FGS PermsShine polished concrete varies by project. These variables include job location, schedules, total sq. ft., current floor conditions, level of sheen specified, will dye be used, type of equipment, etc.
Your FGS Permashine-approved installer will provide an estimate. Contact us to find an installer near you.
Can FGS PermaShine polished concrete be dyed or colored?
Yes. With LATICRETE® Vivid Dye.
Will my FGS polished concrete floor stain if I spill products on the surface?
Always clean spills as soon as possible. Even better, have a Spill Kit available at all times in your facility. A part of the FGS Permashine system includes PermaGuard, LATICRETE stain protection system for FGS polished concrete floors.
Additionally, please click here for our FGS Permashine polished concrete floor maintenance plan.
How long are the installations typically?
This is an excellent question. Installation schedules of FGS PermsShine polished concrete vary by project. These timing variables include job location, installer schedule, owner’s schedule, total sq. ft. to be polished, current floor conditions, level of sheen specified, will dye be used, type of equipment, etc.
Your FGS PermaShine-approved installer will provide a timing estimate. To find an FGS PermaShine approved installer near you, contact us today!
How soon can I return my floor to service with FGS PermaShine polished concrete?
Polished concrete is an iterative process—the set of steps performed to achieve the agreed-upon level of sheen (or polish). You will be able to walk on your floor when between each iteration. Please note that there is typically mechanical equipment on the job during agreed upon work hours.
Are polished concrete floors slippery?
FGS Permashine polished concrete floors meet National Floor Safety Institute’s highest requirements for slip resistance. As long as the floors are kept dry and well-maintained, FGS polished concrete floors exceed the toughest non-slip standards.
Is the process of grinding and polishing messy?
The process generates dust. However, modern polishing machinery includes industrial-strength vacuums that minimize much of the dust
This looks like a coating was used. Is that a coating on the floor to make it shine like that?
This is a common misconception. FGS PermaShine polished concrete is a patented process, a set of steps an approved installer goes through with polishing equipment and concrete chemicals that react with the existing concrete surface. This leaves nothing left on the surface—and the concrete is hardened, densified, and dustproofed. It is also likely protected from stains with a guard product such as LATICRETE® PermaGuard.
Can polished concrete be used outside?
No. Interior only.