Polish Concrete is a cost effective method for decorative treatment of concrete flooring. The most common use for polished concrete is indoor concrete restoration. Unlike other decorative concrete processes, such as acid or water-based stains, polish concrete uses a special diamond tooling system and color dyes that penetrate the surface of concrete as oppose to stains that are topical. The polished concrete process does not use sealers or waxes; instead the process requires the use of “densifier” that hardens the surface allowing the finished results to be a smooth glass like appearance.
The polishing process is much like wood finishing: to achieve a smooth, glossy surface the polishing process starts with grinding the surface multiple times at different “grits”, usually starting at 40 grit going up to 3000 grit. This process begins to create a very smooth surface and when completed also provides a high degree of sheen or as it’s known in the industry: (high) gloss reading.
There are many benefits for all the decorative concrete methods. Polished concrete has unique features to consider. It’s a cost effective flooring option, sustainable solution and easy to maintain. Conctact us to get a detail assessment for your particular needs.