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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