What is Polished Concrete?
A mechanical grinding & polishing process that utilizes industrial diamonds, chemical hardeners and impregnating sealers to level, densify, polish & finally seal the floor creating a beautiful granite-like surface.
Why choose Polished Concrete?
Polished Concrete provides an economical an innovative flooring solution for commercial, industrial and high end residential buildings.
Where can I see Polished Concrete Flooring?
You’ve seen polished concrete in showrooms, government and retail buildings and in industrial plants. Dry-polished concrete is the fastest growing flooring solution.
What are the benefits of Polished Concrete?
Short and Long term cost: The application and maintenance of these floors is good for the environment and cost effective. Polished concrete is the least expensive floor treatment available, initially and long term. Polished floors also reduce energy and maintenance costs significantly through reflectivity and ambient lighting, reduction in upkeep (such as waxing), and reduced tire wear.
Elimination of Dusting from Efflorescence – In ordinary unpolished concrete, tiny particles of dust can be pushed to the surface through an upward force called hydrostatic pressure, resulting in efflorescence. Efflorescence leads to dusting, which is messy and forces epoxies and other sealers off concrete floors, and can make maintenance a costly priority.
Stain-Resistant – Polished concrete transforms a porous concrete floor into a tightened floor that is dense enough to repel water, oil, and other contaminants, preventing them from penetrating the surface.
Less Maintenance – While most floor systems require aggressive scrubbing to maintain a clean environment and nice appearance, polished concrete surfaces are tightly compacted, reducing stains, and do not require any waxing or stripping to maintain the sheen. Just a light dusting is all that is usually required.
LEEDs Friendly – Polished concrete not only utilizes existing concrete surfaces, eliminating additional materials such as coverings/coatings and moving towards sustainable building, it typically contains no noticeable VOC’s, making it friendly for any USBG LEEDS project.
No Production/Plant Shutdowns – Dry-Mechanically polished concrete can be put into service immediately after the process is complete. Due to the cleanliness of the process and the lack of toxic or hazardous chemicals, floors can often be serviced while the facility is in full operation.
Improved condition for old floors – As concrete ages, surface stress, delamination, curled cold joints, and other problems can arise. Mechanically grinding the floor will remove the top surface of the old concrete, densifying it and then polishing will then strengthen it, increasing its impact and abrasion resistance.
Reduced Tire Wear – The rough, uneven texture of natural concrete causes tires to abrade, adding to their wear. A polished concrete floor system will level the joints and make the entire surface smooth, preventing this abrasion.