There are many advantages to installing a polished concrete floor in a home or business. A new concrete floor can be polished and so can an existing concrete floor. Polished concrete is elegant and never goes out of style. Polished concrete floors require little maintenance and with minimal care will last far longer than other flooring options. They are a worthwhile investment which factors favorable into a building’s long term value. Additionally, they are highly versatile and adaptable to various design scenarios. It is a misconception that polished concrete is slippery. Clean, dry polished concrete is actually less slippery than waxed linoleum or polished marble.
If there is a downside to installing a polished concrete floor it might be that even though it is reasonably priced based on the many advantages, it is a labor-intensive process and it does take time to get it right. The experts at Visons Below take the time to explain the process up front so customers can be confident it is the right choice for their property. Knowing what’s involved up front allows means there are no surprises along the way and expectations remain in line with agreed upon timeline and budget. This is why Visions Below clients remain content, satisfied and loyal not just throughout the installation process, but during the subsequent years of enjoying their quality polished concrete floor.
Polished Concrete Process
Preparation – Remove any existing coating or flooring such as paint, epoxy, tile or linoleum and fill cracks.
Rough Grind – Use course grit abrasives (normally 3-4 passes) to grind to a smooth even finish.
Densification – Apply liquid chemical hardener to increase strength and abrasion resistance.
Fine Polishing – Use diamond abrasives (typically 4-6 passes) to polish the concrete to desired gloss.
Finish – Use dyes and sealers to complete the look and protect against stains.