Experienced Concrete Polishing Contractors
Polishing is a multi-step process that in the end will provide a concrete surface that is denser, sealed from dust and shines. Polishing will not potentially fail or peel off like a floor coating could. There are different applications for polished concrete and it is likely that you have seen it without realizing that you were in fact just walking on concrete. Many large grocery store chains use polished concrete as well as many big box retailers. Do you remember the last time you were at Lowes Home Improvement or Home Depot? Their floors are typically polished to a very low shine simply because it creates an easy to clean flooring solution.
Typically the concrete surface would be grinded, and then a densifier would be applied to close the pores of the concrete. After the densifier is applied our craftsman can apply an acetone dye color to change the concrete color. Then it is polished to a desired shine level, sealed and burnished to the final shine level. It’s an easy solution that will add longevity to any concrete surface provided that the floor is maintained and cleaned regularly to keep the shine intact. If you have been to a Lowes or Home Depot, those floors are between a 200 and 400 level of polish – pretty low on the light reflectance spectrum. Imagine a 1500 or 3000 level polish that is like glass!
Concrete floors can by polished to a very low shine just to keep them easy to clean or they can be polished to a mirror like surface that will reflect light and truly creates a beautiful sight. Concrete polishing is not just for commercial or industrial use, many homeowners are catching onto the appeal of polished concrete which can receive dye to look like natural stone. Polished floors are the ultimate no-wax flooring material. Easy to maintain, low cost, limitless options and superior durability.