|Posted on January 15, 2015 at 10:30 AM|
What is concrete polishing?
Concrete polishing is concrete that has actually been treated with a chemical densifier as well as ground with steadily greater grinding devices. The grinding devices are usually progressive grits of gemstone grinding mug wheels and ruby polishing pads. Normally, concrete is ruled out brightened before 400 grit, as well as it is typically finished to either the 800, 1500, or 3000 grit level. Discolorations as well as dyes are often applied to enhance refined ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 13, 2014 at 2:15 PM|
Polished concrete flooring has become a much more of a common place in 2014 then ever before. Yet new people are introduced to the natural beauty and the numerous advatages of polished concrete floor. For those people who are just familirizing themselves for the first time to polished concrete, the odds are that you have seen and walked on various forms of decorative and non decorative polished concrete floors when entering into grocery stores, big box stores, restaurants, galleries, m...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 6, 2014 at 12:20 AM|
Over the last 10 years the decorative concrete flooring business has been evolving rapidly as new products and new application techniques are constantly re-invented or updated.
We at Concrete Art-FX have evolved with our niche industry as well and continue to do so by offering customers the best practical options while considering client budget.
Back in 2005, our most common flooring work we were producing was mainly acid staining and decorative concrete overlays were...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 23, 2013 at 4:25 PM|
To many people the idea of having diamond grinding and polishing their structural concrete floors in their home or business is gaining popularity, yet it is still a relatively new phenomena for most people. It is even less common or rare to find a polished concrete or a honed concrete finish in an outdoor setting like patios, court yards, walkways, pool decks or any concrete slab where corrosive road salt is not used during winter month can be...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 2, 2013 at 12:50 AM|
Being one of the largest residential and light commercial polished concrete companies, we receive many calls about polished concrete flooring. Often people want to see samples of polished concrete floors. Some contractors carry around samples of a polished concrete which they created to show as samples but often these contractors may not tell you that your floor will not look as the sample.
The beautiful thing about polished concrete is it's unque appearance and its seamless look. Each ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 10, 2013 at 9:50 AM|
The term polished concrete is a broad term that describes a mechanical process of grinding and polishing concrete. However the amount of grinding and polishing required for each project is seldom exactly the same in terms of effort and time required to complete the project. The amount of work is determined by customer's choice of texture and shine. The more aggregate the client wishes to see in the polished concrete floor, the more work is required to grind the concrete floor. There is also a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 1, 2013 at 5:45 PM|
Most people are not familiar with the difference between a concrete sealer and a coating. With huge variety of protective concrete sealers and coatings available on the market today how is a client suppose to know?.
what it is the best protective coating to use? Frequently customers get mislead by the concrete flooring contractor, who himself may not be an expert on premium concrete coatings and their advantages and may overlook the importnace of using high-end concrete coatings ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 11, 2012 at 12:50 AM|
|Posted on May 5, 2012 at 3:20 PM|
Most people have never heard of polyaspartic concrete coatings mostly because it is a fairly new product that has been on the market for about 3 or 4 years. Polyaspartic is similar to epoxy floor coatings, however polyaspartic is a better product in several aspects. Epoxy floor coating is still a great product but it requires proper ambient conditions for the epoxy to be applied and takes long to fully cure.
Polyaspartic can be applied at tempratures as low as -2 degrees, cure very rapi...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 28, 2012 at 12:55 AM|
We frequently perform sub-contracting work for a number of major general contracting firms in Toronto. The Nightingale Corp. project entiled grinding off all the carpet glue off the concrete floor, and repair certain cracks and faults, before applying the rich earthy colour of Esspresso Eco-Stain onto the newly mechanically profiled concrete floors.
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|Posted on April 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM|
We have recently completed a concrete polishing project for HGTV Show.
We were asked by the wonderful producer of a new interior design show to be aired on HGTV, to polish concrete floors in a house the show was fully renovating for homeowner and for TV broadcasting. We were told that the show name is expected to be BRICK BY BRICK, but at the time of writting this blog (co...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 28, 2012 at 11:30 AM|
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|Posted on March 23, 2012 at 5:25 PM|
We frequently run into contractors and handy home owners, who have contemplated to try concrete polishing in their home or in the case of the contractor, for their client to save money on having professionals to do polished concrete for them.
Concrete polishing may look simple when you observe the work being done but in reality, it's far from simple. Knowing how to operate a grinding and polishing machine is an art just like any other profession it takes a lot of experience and know ho...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 3, 2012 at 10:10 AM|
As company, we complete over 100 various concrete polishing and staining projects annually around the greater Toronto area and Southern Ontario, and I'm amazed how many home owners are opting to install radiant heated concrete floors in their homes when buying or renovating a home. Typically radiant heated floors are installed, then the contractor pours 1.5" (minimum) to 3" of concrete over the heating installatiion. For the main floor and the 2nd floor, in order to to pour conven...Read Full Post »