Frequently Asked Questions
Polished concrete is a mechanical process of polishing the surface of an existing concrete slab. The process makes use of industrial-grade floor grinders fitted with diamond abrasive sanding discs. During the concrete polishing process, the slab is polished using progressively finer grit sanding discs. In addition, concrete hardeners are infused into the surface. The result is an attractive, durable floor option that is LEED and eco-friendly.
On the contrary, our concrete polishing grinders are connected to OSHA-compliant industrial vacuums. These powerful vacuums are on throughout the grinding and polishing process. While these vacuums collect most of the dust, some larger particles remain and are immediately vacuumed with additional equipment.
We can accommodate off-hours and flexible schedules to meet most customer needs.
The decision to polish your concrete floor has long-term maintenance benefits and produces beautiful results. It likely will be the last time you have to decide what to do with your floor. Costs are dependent on a few factors, including the difficulty of the layout, linear footage of edges (1,000 sf of wide open space versus 10 10x10’ rooms), condition of the concrete, the level of shine, and the addition of stain for your polished concrete floor. Please call for a detailed quote or complete our quote request form and we will reach out within 24 hours.
A polished concrete floor is an ideal option for most commercial applications. Whether your business is a coffee roasting plant, manufacturing space, retail store, warehouse, product showroom, or restaurant, you will be surprised and delighted with the results. Ask about staining options as well.
Yes, essentially all concrete floors can be polished. However, a number of factors must be taken into consideration for the best concrete polishing results. The floor size, condition of the concrete, patching or repairs, removal of existing flooring, and staining are considered to determine the total scope of work. Some existing floor adhesives may show through the finished polish - this is called ghosting. These and other factors can contribute to unique characteristics in your concrete polished floor and the final result.
In addition to mechanically polished concrete flooring systems, there are cheaper alternatives that produce a similar look. However, these floors do not deliver the many benefits of polished concrete. These options include chemical polish, burnished concrete floors, or sealed concrete. Feel free to ask about all concrete floor finishing options.