The Art Of Mechanical Grinding And Polishing Concrete Floors
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Diamond polished concrete floors have a distinct advantage over the more common flooring on market. When concrete is diamond ground and polished it has natural shine and its visual appealing and will enhance any commercial or residential decor. The cost of polished concrete floors is also very appealing due to low maintenance and longevity of a polished concrete floor.
Not familiar with the process of polishing concrete? Then please take a couple minutes to review the content on this page and links found below to familiarize yourself with the process and options available when polishing concrete.To view click here. If you have questions about polishing concrete, then visit our FAQ page for answers to the common questions. of our previous completed concrete polishing projects,
Our Diamond Polished Floor Finishes
Polished concrete floor finishes have a permanent natural reflective sheen properties that is NOT to be mistaken with a high gloss concrete floors that have been sealed or coated with topical concrete coating such as epoxy or polyurethane sealers. Topical high gloss epoxy or polyurethanes sit over the surface of the concrete and produce a very high gloss appearance from the high resin content found inside the epoxy or polyurethane sealer and does provide excellent chemical resistance to common chemicals from penetrating into the concrete. The process of polishing concrete is a permanent, Eco-friendly floor finish that resembles a natural polished stone floor such as marble or granite. Naturally diamond polished concrete floor refracts light off the surface and can realize a significant savings in lighting and electricity cost. Below we have listed the more common types polishing work we specialize in;
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1. Aggregate Levels: Below is the three most common types of diamond grinding and polishing, mostly based on the various depth of aggregate exposure (the more aggregate exposure is desired, the more aggressive grinding and more time is involved in grinding before polishing stage). The second major factor is the level of sheen that is desired of the floor, from low to high can be obtained from polishing the concrete.
A. Cream Polished Finish This is the most basic form of polishing concrete. It is a one or two step grinding process (minimal surface cream removal) with majority of time is emphasized on polishing the concrete with minimal with virtually no aggregate exposure.. (typical finish for industrial facilities and box stores, lofts, or over freshly cured self-leveling cement overlay products.)
B. Small Aggregate Exposure Finish
Often referred to as the "salt and pepper" look because the final finish has small amounts of aggregate exposed throughout and is the more common type of grinding and polishing finish clients request the most. Usually this a 10 to 12 step diamond grinding and resin polishing process.
C. Large aggregate Exposure Finish. This type of polished finish highly resembles the look of terrazzo floor (as seen on right side). The level of diamond grinding required, is about three to four times more then grinding average process to expose medium to large aggregate prior to commencing the polishing of the concrete floor. Therefore the high aggregate finish you see on the left, is the most expensive type of finish to achieve.
2. Colour Your Polished Concrete: Specifically designed concrete dyes penetrate into the surface of concrete to produce a translucent but deep rich colour luster that will not fade with high foot traffic prior to commencing the floor polishing process. There are more than 12 colour dyes to choose from and more shades of colours can be produced by blending the colour dyes in combination.
3. Graphical Engraving We engrave tile grout lines, custom designs or graphical effects directly into the surface of the polished concrete floor, creating a one of a kind custom effects that will make your newly finished concrete floor even more amazing. You can expect less fuss and maintenance with polished concrete then most other flooring types.
Concrete Art-FX employs the best concrete floor grinders and polishing systems called the HTC SUPERFLOOR system to produce various grades of shine and aggregate exposed polished concrete flooring to meet the requirements, budget, and desired appearance. Please see below.
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