Light Reflective Floors
(LRF) | Polished Concrete Floors (PCF) decrease lighting costs through reductions
in equipments and labor during initial installation, reduction of
maintenance, and lower energy usage for the life of lighting system. Light
colored exterior concrete applications reflect more light, and in doing so
absorb less heat, leading to decrease of heat island effects. The increased
visibility of light reflective materials also provides greater safety for
public, workplace, and industrial settings. Depending upon the colors, the
floor can reflect as much as 35% of the light, saving on the energy used
opportunities for more economic benefits, environmental advantages and eco-friendly as a green building
LRF|PCF offers an
alternative to conventional finishes, adding value and aesthetic appeal to
commercial or institutional buildings. Being already “concrete
floor” makes it more sustainable. The
economics of such concrete floor finishes often eliminate the need and cost
of floor coverings and coating. No additional floor covering materials are consumed.
Moreover, concrete does not emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), nor
does it require installation-adhesives or maintenance with solvents that
emit VOCs as many other flooring options do. It does not need to be sealed
or waxed under most conditions. LRF|PCF concrete floors are
low-maintenance, as they are more durable and easier to clean than many
It reduces dust mite and allergen
problems, (a big advantage over carpeting), thus improving indoor air
quality. Being inorganic, concrete does not support the mold growth.
The densified concrete surface is of high abrasion resistant and with
greater impact strength, extending its useful life that makes concrete more
Cost-effective, practical and aesthetically versatile, LRF | PCF is a
flooring solution that economical viable and is one of the most sustainable
flooring option today.
2009 standards contain guidelines for using concrete polished flooring to
qualify for LEED credits.
reflective floors are well suited to large warehouse
commercial and retail stores and interior car parks