Polished concrete is quickly becoming the ultimate no-wax flooring material. Thanks to recent advances in concrete polishing equipment and techniques, concrete contractors are now grinding concrete floor surfaces, whether new or old to a high-gloss finish that never needs waxes or coatings.Â Concrete polishing can take standard concrete floors to an aesthetically pleasing floor.
Simply put, polishing concrete is similar to sanding wood. Heavy-duty concrete polishing machines equipped with progressively finer grits of diamond-impregnated segments or disks (akin to sandpaper) are used to gradually grind down surfaces to the desired degree of shine and smoothness.
Concrete can be colored while being placed through integral color or the use of dry shake color hardeners and then polished. Dry shake colors give a decorative look to any application. Existing concrete construction can be colored by dyes or acid stains and polished. The concrete coloring and polished concrete options are limitless.
Polished Concrete Maintenance – Besides being beautiful, polished concrete is a sustainable, affordable home flooring alternative that is durable and easy to maintain. We recommend a simple maintenance program of occasional dusting to remove grit and damp mopping with a neutral cleaner to enhance the shine. Some manufacturers sell special cleaners and conditioners for polished concrete that not only clean the surface, but also leave behind a dirt-resistant film. These products can be applied with a mop or auto scrubber and do not require buffing. As part of our polished concrete services, we offer an inexpensive yearly cleaning and maintenance program.
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