Concrete Polishing

Polished concrete is a process of progressive mechanical grinding, honing, densifying and polishing a concrete surface. This is done to achieve an aesthetically pleasing, highly durable, light-reflective finish.

How to Create and Process
a Scratch-free Polished Concrete Floor

The first step to creating and processing a scratch-free polished concrete floor is to start by cleaning the floor you’re about to grind, hone and polish. Make sure the grinder is clean. This includes the bottom of the machine, the skirt and the diamonds. Inspect the surfaces of the diamonds […]

Polished concrete troubleshooting

Polished Concrete Challenges
can be Overcome with Overlays

The aesthetics of polished concrete is often one of the primary reasons why it’s chosen as the finished flooring on many projects. The material’s natural beauty expressed through varying aggregate reveals, the color of the cement binder and the clarity of the polished surface makes it a singularly unique flooring […]

A pile of diamonds for polishing concrete

Which diamond tool should I use to start my project?

Proper diamond tools for polishing concrete is essential to getting it right. Choose the starting diamond grit and tooling segment configuration based on what’s best to achieve the job’s appearance objective. If there wasn’t one given, go with the random aggregate configuration. Objective # 1 Random aggregate (doesn’t matter what […]

Polished concrete with different color dyes in a museum.

Automobile Museum in Auburn Replaces Waxed Floor with Polished System

Photos courtesy of Dancer Concrete Design In 2000, the museum installed a concrete floor sealed with a wax topcoat. “They were waxing the floor to maintain the shine which was expensive,” says Nick Dancer. “The wax was also soft so when they would bring in tables and chairs for events, […]

snowshoe tracks on floor at an Alaskan elementary school

Polished Concrete and Epoxy Floor Shimmers with Aluminum Shapes

Photo courtesy of Sheila Wyne A floor at an Alaskan elementary school honored the natural environment and became art that kids can walk on, thanks to Mapei’s Ultratop PC polishable concrete topping. Girdwood, Alaska, 36 miles southeast of Anchorage, is a picturesque year-around resort town with a five-star skiing mountain, […]

When it Comes to Polished Concrete, Maintenance is a Must to Ensure a Long Life

Café Zupas, a national restaurant company, are among the many eateries across the country that have opted for polished concrete in their dining rooms. To keep the floors in good shape, administrators recognize the importance of a proper maintenance program. Like many in the restaurant industry, we have converted our […]