As is the case with any specialized technology, concrete polishing is a multi-step process that requires using the right tools and equipment in order to get the best results. Typically, polishing is accomplished using a concrete polisher that has a variable-speed setting and an array of diamond-like polishing wheels. The final surface of the concrete will have to be polished to a high finish in order to make the polishing process easier.
The surface of the concrete may also be polished using an impregnated, natural-looking polishing guard that extends 3-5mm into the pores of the concrete, to prevent any deep staining caused by oils and spills. The natural-look impregnating polish guard is also breathable, not a sealer
Throughout the polishing process, a Densifier is used to harden the concrete surface, allowing cement polishing. If your existing concrete is in good shape, you can polish your surface to almost any standard. A system of polished concrete floors will flatten joints and smooth out the whole surface, which will protect against wear.
New floors need less labor, which results in lower costs, but before you can have your new concrete floor polished, you need to know some things. Almost all structurally sound concrete floors, old or new, can be polished if properly prepared.
Whether you have an existing floor in need of cement repair, or are constructing a whole new structure, cement polishing is a great floor choice. With the right equipment for grinding floors and the expertise, cement polishing contractors can sand down your concrete surfaces, whether they are new or old, and give them a polished, polished look. Mechanically grinding the floor eliminates the uppermost layer of the older concrete, then polishing strengthens it, increasing its impact and wear resistance.
Typically, this system is called half-polish, because generally, only three grinding steps are processed on the surface (half of the steps in actual polished concrete floors). Combined with cutting edge Diamond Abrasives, the driving system provides aggressive, flat grinding for surface material removal and preparation for polishing of concrete and stone surfaces. Keep in mind, the process of polishing concrete floors requires great skill and use of special, heavy-duty polishing machines equipped with diamond-infused discs, which gradually smooth surfaces to your desired level of luster and smoothness.
Decorative Polished Concrete offers several advantages other floor materials cannot compete with, especially in terms of durability, performance, and sustainability. Polished concrete has, in the past decade or so, emerged as one of the most popular floor solutions available in the modern market, thanks to its cost-effectiveness, easy-to-maintain, efficiency, clean-liness, and the ability to fit into both industrial and luxury environments in an aesthetic manner. Decorative concrete, in the form of a polished floor, has become a logical choice because of the increased value it provides, as well as the fact that it is also capable of competing on an aesthetic level.
Polished concrete is an excellent choice for interior floors of any type. In areas with heavy traffic, we find that concrete surfaces are better than any other flooring covering solution. We specialized in processing concrete and brushed finishes.
One of the biggest differences, in providing a brushed finish is more passes with the grinder and sander to obtain the perfect look and feel. In fact, the benefits of grinding and flattening your floor mechanically end up increasing your coefficient of friction when compared with regular concrete.
As one of Hawaii’s leading polished concrete providers, we know how crazy the industry is, and how difficult it is to operate a surfacing or polishing business, so we want to be there for you, both as a resource and as an advocate. Our reputation means everything to us, meaning that your floors will receive the attention they deserve.