Concrete Polishing is a multi-step process where a concrete floor is mechanically ground, honed and polished with bonded abrasives in order to cut the floor's surface. It is then refined with each cut in order to achieve a specified level of appearance.
The process begins with the use of coarse diamond segments bonded in a metallic matrix. These segments are coarse enough to remove minor pits, blemishes, stains, or light coatings from the floor in preparation for final smoothing. Depending on the condition of the concrete, this initial rough grinding is generally a multi-step process.
The next steps involve fine grinding of the concrete surface using diamond abrasives embedded in a plastic or resin matrix. Crews use ever-finer grits of polishing disks (a process called lapping) until the floor has the desired sheen. For an extremely high-gloss finish, a final grit of 1500 or finer may be used. Experienced polishing crews know when to switch to the next-finer grit by observing the floor surface and the amount of material being removed
Elimination of Dusting From Efflorescence
A Stain-Resistant Surface
Improved Reflectivity and Ambient Lighting
Increased Slip Resistance
Improved Condition for Old Floors (Mechanical Polish Only)
Reduced Tire Wear (Mechanical Polish)
No Production/Plant Shutdowns (Mechanical Polish)