Concrete polishing services
Concrete is a versatile flooring material which has commonly been used as a sub floor base or an industrial floor surface, this still occurs however the benefits of polishing concrete are increasingly becoming realised.
When concrete is polished it is a very hard wearing and stain resistant floor surface, the results can be beautiful and visually stunning along with very maintenance friendly qualities.
If you decide to proceed with polishing your concrete floor you can enjoy the following benefits;
- Excellent gloss and light reflectivity
- High wear characteristics and scratch resistance
- Superb oil and water resistance
- Increased density and hardness
- Low ongoing maintenance costs
- Create new colour options through staining
The process involved when concrete grinding & polishing utilises the application of diamond abrasives, these are harder diamonds than you would use to grind marble or softer stones. Depending on the condition of the concrete will determine what grit level to carry out the first initial cut, once the first prep cut is complete it will be followed by several further cuts of finer diamond that will polish the surface to a high gloss finish. The application of a consolidation densifier is required at the later stages of polishing and will harden the surface further before a final fine diamond polish and application of sealant if required.
If a particular appearance is required and a colour or design is chosen to re-colour the concrete this will be applied after the 5th stage of diamond before hardening the surface and the final diamond polishing process is carried out. The applications of dyes and stains can provide limitless beautiful designs and clearly marked zones on areas of industrial use.
Polished concrete surfaces are suitable for warehouses, industrial units, showrooms, retail shops, airports, production areas, public buildings, garages, residential properties, logistics centres and more.
If you would like more information or a quotation on polished concrete, grinding floors and floor preparation please contact us