The gleaming polished surface is naturally slip-resistant, dust-free and simple to clean and care for. Our concrete polishing unlocks the beauty hidden within this incredibly durable material. Polished concrete floors are great for LEEDS as there are no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and your floors are ready for use as soon as the polishing is complete. There is no downtime for curing or drying. Polished and densified floors are easy to care for. The hardened surface is scratch-resistant and repels many liquids, preventing staining and making clean-up a breeze. Our Concrete Polishing Process involves grinding, polishing, coloring and densifying. Contact us for more details and options to bring out the beauty hiding in your floor.
Step 1: Determine Surface Hardness using MOHS Test Kit
You will need to determine concrete hardness with a MOHS Concrete Hardness Tester in order to select the correct metal bond diamond abrasives. Start with the highest number and continue to scratch the surface with the descending tips until the tip stops scratching the floor
Step 2: Concrete Surface Preparation – Metal Grinding
If the floor is coated, determine the type of coating and remove with appropriate tooling. Repair and fill any surface holes or cracks. Grind with either 16, 30/40, 70/80 grit metal bond tooling to achieve desired exposure and floor flatness
Step 3: Transitional Stage – Removing metal tools marks
Remove metal tooling scratches using 50, 100 or 200 grit transitional tooling. Transitional tooling effectively removes scratches and creates a surface ready for polishing
Step 4: Densify and Harden the Concrete
Ensure your floor has been vacuumed and all tool marks have been removed. Use either ULTRAHard Lithium or ULTRADensifil (Pore & Crack Filler) densifiers to the concrete to help solidify and densify the surface and to provide extra protection from water penetration and staining.