A tough, lustrous floor for high traffic areas.
Concrete Polishing 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. Diamond grinding and polishing concrete floors is a time consuming, labor intensive and physically aggressive process
Definitely not a do-it-yourself job!
Grinding is generally a multi-step process. Coarse grinding removes minor flaws
in the concrete and any concrete coatings.
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.
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.
A liquid treatment of a polished floor Cleaner and Conditioner, when applied after the final polishing steps, restores and strengthens the surface finish of the original floor. These are water-based and do not form a sacrificial surface film like thin film coatings, waxes or treatments. This means that the floors are not prone to 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).