The quick installation of polished concrete is one of the many reasons why polished concrete has become a popular flooring option for residential and commercial settings.
The polished concrete contractor tasked to do your project will meticulously go through the polished concrete process. The process is going to be unique to the condition of your concrete floor but typically this is what you can expect.
?Concrete Floor Inspection
Your concrete floor will be thoroughly inspected for holes, cracks, chips, and any areas where repair needs to be done. Any existing paints, coatings, grease and oil will be removed. Dust, dirt and any debris will also be cleaned off.
When the concrete floor is already smooth, the grinding process begins. The level of grinding and honing to be done will depend on the level of sheen you want to achieve for your concrete floor.
Diamond grinding is then done. The binders in the diamond grinding machine is embedded with synthetic diamonds to bring out the life of the polished concrete
The polished concrete floor is then densified with chemical hardeners. These polishing chemicals create the high-gloss finish of your polished concrete floor.
The chemical reaction between the hardeners and the polished concrete floor will make the surface less permeable giving it a much longer life.
The amount of polishing depends on the agreed sheen between you and the polished concrete contractor. The level of sheen ranges from a matte finish to a high gloss finish. Colors can also be added to your polished concrete floors.