Polishing Process

This is a nine step grinding and polishing process. Each step is done using our planetary grinder/polisher with diamond grinding & polishing tooling along with our HEPA vacuum system.

    Grinder polishing a floor.

    Polishing a floor to a high gloss.
  1. The first three steps, we grind the concrete with aggressive metal bond diamonds, LA30, LA60, & LA120 to flatten the surface.
  2. If necessary, we fill cracks with Poly-Urea crack filler.
  3. Steps four and five, we polish the floor with resin diamonds 100 grit, 200 grit.
  4. At this point art work, decorative saw cuts, staining and hardners and densifiers are applied to the floor.
  5. In steps six through nine, we continue polishing the floor with resin diamonds 400 grit, 800 grit, 1600 grit and 3000 grit. It is very important that no step is skipped in order to tighten up the surface and to insure a long life floor.
  6. Applying hardners and densifiers is very important in preserving the longevity of your floor. This is also what makes your floor virtually maintenance free, and aids in maintaining the hardness of your floor for many years to come.

Benefits of Polished Concrete

  1. Lower Lifetime Cost: One of the benefits of polished concrete is less maintenance cost. In high traffic areas especially, such as schools, hallways and corridors hold up better and last longer with polished concrete
  2. Aesthetics: People typically compare polished concrete’s cost and its appearance to other materials, knowing polished concrete is a viable, economical and long-lasting option.
  3. Ambient Lighting Increases: The high reflectivity of polished concrete is another benefit, especially for office buildings, hotels, restaurants and other public facilities that want to project a bright, clean and professional image.
  4. High Traction Floor: Polished concrete floors are certified by the NFSI ( National Floor Safety Institute ) as High Traction and comply with ADA and OSHA requirements. In escence a polished floor, even though shiny, does not create a slippery floor. The grinding and flattening of the floor will increase the coefficient of friction.