What is concrete polishing vs surface prep?
Concrete polishing is a process that transforms concrete floors into a smooth, durable, and high-gloss finish. This is done through a series of grinding and polishing steps that remove any imperfections and create a hard, dense surface.
Surface prep is the process of preparing a concrete floor for polishing. This may involve removing old coatings, repairing cracks, and leveling the surface.
Why Concrete Polishing is Important
Your concrete slab is designed for and exposed to constant use. Depending on the type of space - industrial, warehouse, office, airplane hangar, large garage, or basement, the wear and tear on the floor can come from foot traffic, industrial machines, and equipment, or a combination. Polishing your concrete floor provides a number of benefits.
Low Cost of Maintenance
Polished concrete offers lower cost of ownership than many other floor finishes. Regular cleaning and an occasional burnish will keep your polished floor looking great for years. Plus, polished concrete resists scratches and has a harder surface than traditional concrete.
During the polishing process, a water-soluble densifier is applied. This solution is applied to a concrete surface in order to fill pores, increasing surface density and hardness. Your floor is easier to maintain and most substances, including dust and other allergens clean up quickly.
Appearance matters. While many people think that concrete is only gray, there are many colors of stains that can be applied to get a personalized effect. Company logos or specialty stencils are also available.
Not sure if polished concrete is the right choice for your space? Contact Brent at Reliance Concrete Polishing.
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How We Can Help
At Reliance Concrete we specialize in concrete polishing and surface prep in Exeter, NH. We have a team of experienced and qualified professionals who can help you choose the right solution for your needs and budget.
Our concrete polishing process typically involves the following steps:
- Surface prep: We will prepare your concrete floor for polishing by removing any old coatings, repairing cracks, and leveling the surface.
- Grinding: We will grind the concrete floor with a series of diamond-tipped blades to remove any imperfections and create a smooth surface.
- Honing: We will hone the concrete floor with a finer grit diamond blade to create a smooth, matte finish.
- Polishing: We will polish the concrete floor with a very fine grit diamond blade to create a high-gloss finish.
- Sealing: We will seal the concrete floor with a penetrating sealer to protect it from stains and moisture.
We offer a variety of concrete polishing and surface prep services, including:
- Commercial concrete polishing
- Residential concrete polishing
- Garage floor polishing
- Concrete staining
- Concrete resurfacing
- Concrete repair
We also offer a free consultation to discuss your specific needs and budget.
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If you are interested in learning more about our concrete polishing and surface prep services, please contact us today. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and provide you with a free estimate.