BLACK DIAMOND CONCRETE POLISHING
A tough, lustrous floor for high traffic areas
Black Diamond® polished concrete is changing the Decorative Concrete Market forever
Black Diamond® Process
Polishing concrete is not much different than sanding a hard-wood floor. But instead of sanding, a heavy grinding machine equipped with diamond abrasive grits, grinds and smoothes the concrete.
Definitely not a do-it-yourself job!
Diamond grinding and polishing concrete floors is a time consuming, labor intensive and physically aggressive process.
Continued grinding with a series of finer diamond grits, hones and polishes the concrete to an almost marble-like shine. The transformational end result – a beautiful looking floor after the final polishing step – is truly gratifying.
However, what you’re looking at, while very smooth and shiny, is a floor that is still very porous and weak. Here is where the Black Diamond® process takes your floor to another level!
A liquid treatment of Black Diamond® Cleaner and Conditioner, when applied after the final polishing steps, restores and strengthens the surface finish of the original floor. Black Diamond® Cleaner and Conditioner is water-based and has an apple scent that does not form a sacrificial surface film like thin film coatings, waxes or treatments. This means that a Black Diamond® floor will not scratch, chip, peel or discolor with use over time. This important step ensures for the long term, your floor’s performance, low maintenance and attractive visual appeal. You will benefit from the very limited amount of time that a section of floor will be "off limits" to normal traffic (usually only a few hours).
Densifiers are products applied to a concrete surface and then allowed to penetrate the surface, thus leaving no film or membrane behind.
During the application process, a chemical reaction occurs between the hardener and the concrete slab's free alkalines. This reaction densifies the concrete, thus tightening the slab surface. Testing has proved that a densified surface will increase compressive strength, abrasion resistance, and improve it's resistance to chemical penetration. Even though floors will stain with no film on their surface, there is nothing to scratch, peel or delaminate.
The hardened surface will take on a "polished" appearance when it is crossed over. It effectively takes on an improved appearance over time (providing it is given maintenance). The end result is a durable concrete surface that your company will be 100% satisfied with.
Because of its porous physical nature, concrete can take on vibrant colors, bringing beauty to what's generally thought of as plain and boring. Shapes and patterns can be created on existing concrete by shallow saw cuts and color dyes and stains.