Dirty, grey floors are transformed into brilliant, easy-clean, environmentally-friendly and durable floors. A Polished Concrete floor provides an extremely high quality durable finish similar in appearance to marble or terrazzo.With a life cycle cost of up to 60% less than any traditional floor covering, Polished Concrete gives you a stunning architectural floor with a lifespan as long as your building. Polished concrete flooring is used in a variety of different settings and is typically chosen for its decorative qualities, low maintenance requirements, environmentally friendliness and finally it’s tough and hardwearing capabilities. Despite the smooth look of polished concrete it is no more slippery than other forms of flooring.
The material is virtually maintenance free. It can be swept, vacuumed, or mopped clean and this will prove enough to keep the floor in top condition.
Briefly, the technique involves:
Grinding the concrete until aggregates appears (exposing the aggregates). Consolidation of concrete with special impregnator. This process causes a chemical change with the result of a higher hardness of the floor. Honing and polishing to produce a high gloss (shine) of the surface.
Each step in the process increases the shine and reflectivity of the surface.As it is a multi-step process, clients can review the floor at the various stages of grinding to determine the level of shine required.