Concrete floor polishing is analogous to sanding wood. The process is as follows…
- GRINDING: A heavy-duty concrete polishing machine is equipped with a tooling containing coarse diamond segments bonded in a metallic matrix. During this stage, minor stains and blemishes are removed, resulting in a smooth feel. The process is typically repeated three or four times.
- HONING: Moving to progressively finer grits increases the smoothness of the floor surface. For this step, diamond abrasives embedded in a plastic or resin matrix will refine the surface to the desired sheen.
- DENSIFY: This phase involves the use of a liquid compound that crystallizes the soft properties of the concrete's top layer, thus helping to seal the pores and harden the surface. Optional color dyes and logos may be added before this step.
- POLISHING: The final step involves finer grit diamond pads that enhance the surface shine to a desired level based on customer preference.
- PROTECTIVE GUARD: Optional protective liquid guard products can be applied to further protect the polished surface from contaminants. These products may vary depending on the type of contaminants being introduced to the specific area being polished; for example, road salts, food acidics, automotive grease, etc. Consult your Concrete Resurfacing Solutions expert for more advice on choosing the correct topical guard if needed.
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