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Our Process

Polishing Process

Polished concrete is a high gloss finish attained by using special equipment with diamond embedded pads. These diamonds are held in a ridgid metal matrix during the grinding process and in a flexible resin during the polishing process. The size of the diamonds usually starts from a 50 grit and finishes at 3000 grit. Each step being double the previous 50g, 100g, 200g, 400g, 800g, 1500g, and 3000g.

A chemical concrete densifier/hardener is applied during the polishing process. The reaction with the concrete produces a byproduct that fills in the pores of the concrete, producing a smoother, harder finish.

A choice of sealer is available from invisible to wet look, and is the final step.


Can any concrete be polished?

New or almost new concrete is your best choice. It will almost always turn out better and give you more options.

Older concrete can have many issues, nail holes from walls and carpet strips, paints and glues, deep stains, rough unevenness, patches and toppings.

Holes can be grouted and coatings ground through, this only adds complexity and time to the project. Still, some marks will never leave.

wet-look


Benefits

Polished concrete is less maintenance and in turn a lower lifetime cost, especially in high traffic areas. Polished concrete is easy to clean requiring only a damp mopping. Polished concrete also significantly reduces allergens, dust mites and mould growth. There is no place for dirt and moisture to hide.

Other Benefits:

  • Ambient light is increased due to the high reflectivity of polished concrete
  • Perfect for radiant heat floors, no carpet or wood to insulate the concrete
  • keeps house cooler in the summer by absorbing heat in the day and releasing it at night
  • Provides an asthetic, clean, and modern appearance
  • Enviromentaly friendly way of building. Polished concrete uses no new building materials and no VOC's