Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man, so it's no surprise that the process of polishing concrete involves
Polished Concrete Floors, LLC provides high-quality commercial and industrial coating removal services for your site, anywhere in Florida and the southeast. Our removal services include: waterproof coating removal, elastomeric coating removal, VCT removal, ceramic tile removal, laminate flooring removal and more.
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Once your old floor is removed or the existing concrete flooring is ready, Polished Concrete Floors, LLC provides expert resurfacing and surface preparation of existing or new concrete flooring to install the new polished concrete floor.
Once the surface of the floor has been prepared, Polished Concrete Floors, LLC is ready to polish the concrete. The process of polishing a concrete floor begins with polishing the floor with coarse metal-bond diamonds. The process of polishing with actual diamonds, the hardest substance known to man, removes even the slightest imperfections in the concrete and allows us to obtain a completely smooth, unmarked surface.
Next, a liquid densifier is then applied to the concrete, which hardens it and makes it stronger, while absorbing any dust produced during the polishing process. The densifier also fills any gaps or pores in the material. The densification step is essential to the long-term benefits of polished concrete. This is also where we add any dye we will use to color the floor.
After the densifier has hardened, the floor is polished with progressively finer grit resin-bond diamonds until it develops a beautiful, brilliant shine. This is the exact process by which traditional warehouse retail floors such as Home Depot or Lowe's are polished. A floor can be polished to different levels of finishes and allows the floor to have reflection and depth.
The densifier is then reapplied as many times as needed and the floor re-polished each time, until the desired level of shine is achieved. Polished Concrete Floors uses superior lithium densifying products for results of the highest level.
The number assigned to the resin grit correlates to the shine, so for example, while a #400 to #800 grit polish is a traditional warehouse retail floor like Home Depot or Lowe's, a typical glossy-finish polished floor is anywhere from #1500 up to #6000 grit. After the second polishing, the liquid densifier can then be reapplied and the floor re-polished until the required level of shine is achieved. Polished Concrete Floors uses superior lithium densifying liquid for results of the highest standard.
If you want a floor with color, there is a wide variety of standard and some actually stunning colors that will be sure to suit your building and application, which can be added as a dye or stain that is applied to the concrete with the densifier. Finally, a protective sealant layer is applied to the floor and this is burnished into the concrete, providing maximal protection against chemicals and abrasions. This entire process results in a floor that is both functional and attractive and that will last for years to come with minimal maintenance.