Tips for Polished Concrete

What to do?
Polished floor is complete
but client wants more shine

You’ve completely polished the concrete floor but the client wants more shine. Here are the things you’ll need to fulfill the task: High-speed propane burnisher – Ensure the machine is clean and dust free. Blow it out with an air compressor. Then clean an area of the shop floor. Next, […]

A polishing machine in a warehouse polishing concrete

Polished Concrete Mockups:
Make Them Count

There are many benefits of doing polished concrete mockups prior to starting a polished concrete job. These include: Seeing the job site firsthand. Learn locations of things like the power, parking, loading and unloading, water, wastewater disposal, dumpster, elevators and lighting, among other things. Learning how hard the concrete. By […]

A warehouse space finished with bonded abrasive polished concrete

Bonded abrasive polished concrete:
The standard polished concrete

Again, here’s the definition of polished concrete: The act of permanently changing a concrete surface, with or without aggregate exposure, to achieve a specified level of finished appearance. So far, we’ve learned about burnished polished concrete (BPC) and hybrid polished concrete (HPC) and that they both have places in the […]

Hybrid polished concrete in a hallway

Hybrid Polished Concrete:
Another Type of Polished Concrete

In the last tip, you learned THE definition of polished concrete: The act of permanently changing a concrete surface, with or without aggregate exposure, to achieve a specified level of finished appearance. You also learned that there are three types of polished concrete according to the American Society of Concrete […]

A warehouse type store with burnished concrete floors

Burnished Polished Concrete:
One of 3 Types of Polished Concrete

First, here’s the definition of polished concrete: The act of permanently changing a concrete surface, with or without aggregate exposure, to achieve a specified level of finished appearance. According to the American Society of Concrete Contractors’ Concrete Polishing Council, there are three types of polished concrete. Each of these has […]

A hand next to a mohs testing kit

Mohs Testing Will Save Time, Money and Frustration

In an earlier concrete polishing tip, I mentioned there are many options when choosing diamond tooling configurations and grit levels. Now we’re going to learn about another variable to consider. Today, we’ll learn how to match a diamond tool’s metal bond to the concrete prior to choosing the grit level […]