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Flooring for prisons and jails must be chosen with several features and functions in mind. For one, if the floor is in an existing facility that is already in use, the coordination of schedules and access can be a challenge and after safety and security, speed is of the utmost necessity.

Concrete is either under or is the flooring surface of most prisons and jails. It is also the most common material used for new construction as well. There are several functional areas to be considered for prison flooring which include:

  • Office-for staff, needs include high aesthetic appeal, easy maintenance, light reflection and durability
  • Cafeteria-for inmates, needs include aesthetic appeal, easy maintenance, light reflection, stain resistance and durability
  • Kitchen-for inmates, needs include sanitation, easy maintenance, light reflection, stain and corrosion resistance and durability
  • Visitors Room-for visitors and inmates, needs include high aesthetic appeal, easy maintenance, light reflection and durability
  • Interview Room-for visitors and inmates, needs include aesthetic appeal, easy maintenance, light reflection and durability
  • Locker Room-for inmates, needs include sanitation, easy maintenance, light reflection, stain and corrosion resistance and durability
  • Pharmacy-for staff, needs include aesthetic appeal, easy maintenance, light reflection and durability
  • Treatment Room-for inmates, needs include sanitation, easy maintenance, light reflection, stain and corrosion resistance and durability
  • Cells-for inmates, needs include sanitation, easy maintenance, light reflection, stain resistance and durability
  • Corridors-for all, needs include aesthetic appeal, easy maintenance, light reflection and durability
  • Stairway-for all, needs include aesthetic appeal, easy maintenance, light reflection and durability
  • Entrance-for all, needs include aesthetic appeal, easy maintenance, light reflection and durability
  • Waste Management Facilities-for staff, needs include easy maintenance, light reflection, stain and corrosion resistance and durability

Correctional facility flooring, whether in kitchens, cells, workshops, shower rooms, or common areas, gets heavy, continual hard use. Floor coverings have to be highly durable, safe, easy to maintain, and sanitary; and finding a flooring solution that does it all while sticking to your budget can seem like an impossible challenge.

Polished concrete is an excellent option for most of the areas mentioned above because of its durability, easy maintenance, aesthetic appeal, walk speed (fast) and high security factor (much harder than regular concrete). Prison and jail floors are generally tough to keep clean but once polished, they will much more hygienic and no longer be a source or repository of dirt, germs, mildew and bacteria. The result will be less sickness and disease for staff, visitors and inmates.

Concrete floor polishing is also an easy process that is minimally disruptive and quick.

On new construction, concrete floor polishing can be quite flexible in terms of scheduling. For the most cost effective solution, plan on having the concrete finished with a polishing system when it is as open as possible, meaning the less walls, doors, furnishing and equipment the better.

Different functional areas can have their own unique color, gloss finish and even decorative flooring design elements. Your architect and designer can spec out colors that achieve the desired emotional impact on your users.

On refurbishment projects, polishing can be accomplished in most existing space just so long as the polishing company can get their equipment through the doors (usually not a problem in jails and prisons). The same equipment that will ultimately polish the floor can also be used to remove existing flooring material if need be. The process is clean in that all particles from the process are removed via heavy duty vacuum based equipment which means the area being worked on does not have to be closed off.

PolishedCrete has done many retail floor in big department stores that do not close down during the process. We have also developed a two stage overnight process that can work for large of small common areas that need to be available for use during the day such as cafeterias and locker rooms.

Whether an existing concrete floor repair and refurbishment project or new construction, PolishedCrete will do samples for you prior to signing a contract so you know exactly what floor you are getting. We have installed over 1 million square feet of polished concrete in California and Nevada with our highly trained, certified and experienced team of over 35 employees and over a million dollars worth of equipment.

Talk to PolishedCrete to learn more about your concrete flooring options.