Polished 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, polished 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 a “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 3,000 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, as you will see in the other sections of our web site. Polished concrete has unique features to consider. It’s a cost effective flooring option, sustainable solution and easy to maintain. Call us to get a detail assessment for your particular needs and budget.

Best of all, as you might be thinking, polished concrete, done correctly, has a slip resistance factor for safety purposes. Now that you have all the main facts about polished concrete, call us today and start polishing your image!

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2 Responses to “Polished”

  1. Saundra January 7, 2013 at 1:03 am #

    We had Pristine Concrete remove some old kitchen tile and carpet out of our home in Paso Robles, CA and had the original concrete pad stained a beautiful golden beige color and polished. I can’t express how much we LOVE our “new” floors! We live out in the country with dogs and cats coming in and out so the old carpets would get terribly dirty very quickly. I constantly had to vacuum, mop and steam clean. Now with our “new” polished and stained floors all I have to do is run a micro fiber floor mop around and they look clean and shiny! I wish I would of had my floors done years ago!!!!


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