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THE POLISHING PROCESS


  1. The concrete floor is cut with a variety of diamond abrasive grits, usually, 3-8 depending on the gloss level desired. This polishing can be done wet or dry depending on the site situation. The general rule is to start the initial grinding with a coarse 16 or 30 grit diamond and finish with a 1500 or 3000 grit diamond depending on the gloss level required. These diamonds are impregnated inside a metal or resin bonded segment. Typically the diamonds grit size will double once the first grind has been carried out.

  2. A densifier is applied once the concrete is opened up and in a condition to readily accept the chemical. The step at which the densifier is applied is determined by the person polishing the concrete. A high solids lithium silicate is used on many polished concrete floors. Sodium silicate and potassium silicates are also used.

  3. The densifier is allowed to dry and cure for the manufacturers recommended time, followed by one or more abrasive cuts, which will polish the floor to the desired gloss.



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Polished concrete is considered a good sustainable design flooring option because it makes use of the materials already present. Most modern buildings are built on a concrete slab; polishing the exposed concrete eliminates the energy and material consumed by applying a floor covering. It is something to consider when building or modernizing towards a more green solution. Polished concrete floors are low-maintenance, as they are more durable and easier to clean than many flooring options. Its relatively high coefficient of friction can make it non-slippery. Polished concrete reduces dust mite and allergen problems and does not support mold growth. 

Polished concrete flooring is hard wearing and will not chip or dent like softer surfaces such as timber. Mopping with warm soapy water once a week is the only maintenance required. A concrete floor that has been hardened and polished will have an extremely long life expectancy compared to other flooring. For example, tile that may only last 10–20 years but a polished concrete floor that has been properly maintained may give 100+ years of service.


Concrete Polishing is a vibrant part of the flooring industry. The benefits of concrete processed to a high gloss are extensive. Many facility owners and managers are realizing the long term benefits such as ease and lower cost of maintenance. Another benefit of polished concrete that is often overlooked is slip coefficient. Polished concrete, when properly processed, will meet or exceed the national standards for slip coefficient (ANSI/NFSI B101.1-2009 & ANSI/NFSI B101.3-2012).

















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