Polished Concrete is a process that enhances the natural beauty of existing concrete through hardening and polishing the substrate to create a high gloss, dense, stain-resistant and low maintenance flooring system.

There are two primary concrete polish methods: Mechanical and Topical. For the Mechanical method, we use wet or dry polishing processes based on customer site conditions. The Topical method includes deep cleaning and polishing using a scrub, seal and buff process to achieve a dustproof, hardened flooring system. We also offer a number of Decorative options.

 

MECHANICAL POLISHING

A mechanical polish uses diamonds and impregnating hardeners and sealers to level, densify, polish and finally seal the floor from the interior. The ability to cut to the desired aggregate opens up an array of design options.

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Sheen Level/Finish

Level 1: Matte Finish: 200 Grit

Level 2: Low Sheen: 400 Grit

Level 3: High Sheen: 800 Grit

Level 4: Gloss Shine: 3000 Grit

 

Overview

Costs: Moderate

Repolish costs: Low

Lasts up to 20 years with proper maintenance (Industrial/Warehouse) applications

Lasts up to 20 years with proper maintenance (Residential and retail) applications

Ideal for new or rehab construction

Improves FF Numbers

Matte, Low Gloss, or Glossy Shine

Matte to high Gloss Finish

Consistent, Uniform, Monolithic appearance

Dry system can be completed without plant shutdowns

Food/ASTM Cleanliness

Quick turn time for foot traffic

LEED Friendly

 

 

DRY OR WET POLISH?

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For remodeling, we include a dry polishing process for a clean worksite at all times and no special disposal requirements for the waste generated from concrete slurry. For new construction, we include a wet polishing process which increases production and reduces cost to the customer.

Our dry polish process grinds the concrete to level and expose the desired aggregate. The aggregate choice could demand grinding up to ½ of the concrete surface. We then apply the densifyers and sealer, and polish the surface until the desired sheen or gloss is reached.

For our wet polish process, we use waste recycling units to separate the concrete slurry from the wastewater which can be disposed of in the same manner as our dry polish. Wet polish extends the life of diamond tooling but creates slurry to be recaptured and disposed, which slows application productivity.

 

The dry polish system collects 98% of airborne particulates through HEPA filtration vacuuming, eliminates downtime and reduces flooring system installation time. It is a preferred polishing method as it does not create slurry, and can be performed with no production down time, increasing application productivity.

 

 

TOPICAL POLISHING

For a topical application, penetrating sealers soak into the concrete and react with the natural elements in the substrate to densify, dustproof, seal, and resist chemicals. The final finish includes a cost effective flooring system that will obtain sheen over time.

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Sheen Level/Finish Options

Topical-Sheen Level 1: Matte Finish: Scrub and Seal

Topical-Sheen Level 2: Low Sheen: Scrub, Seal and Buff

Topical-Sheen Level 3: High Sheen: Scrub, Seal and Buffed with Diamond Impregnated Pads

 

Overview

Costs: Low

Repolish Costs: Low

Lasts up to 20 years with proper maintenance

Eliminates dusting

Due to high wear rates, reapplication may be desired annually

Natural inconsistency in sheen due to properties of the concrete

Good for new construction

Matte to High Sheen

Easier to clean than unfinished or acrylic sealed concrete

LEED Friendly

 

DECORATIVE POLISHING

Abundant options including colorants saw cuts, engraving, and even stenciled art create an aesthetically appealing, durable floor without breaking the budget.

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Sheen Level/Finish Options

Colorants

Exposed Aggregates

Patterns

Logos/Engraving

Acid Staining

 

Overview

Costs: High

Repolish costs: Moderate

Less expensive than terrazzo, marble or granites

Ideal for residential and retail applications

Colored, Matte, Low Gloss, Moderate Gloss or High Gloss

Aggregate exposure options: Cream, Small, Medium or Large Aggregate

Improved Ambient Lighting

Color Options

Saw Cuts

Patterns

Uniform, Monolithic Looked art create an aesthetically appealing, durable floor without breaking the budget.

 

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