Sometimes you require more than a concrete repair or a mere change in color and texture. Perhaps you would prefer your concrete floor to sparkle, reflecting beauty like a mirror. West Coast Epoxy can color and protect your concrete floor, but we can go even further and give it a glossy shine with concrete polishing.
The Polished Concrete Process
Here are the usual steps employed when polishing concrete:
- Grinding – A strong grind of the current concrete eliminates blemishes and ensures the floor sealers adhere permanently. We use high end industrial vacuum machines to collect the dust produced during the grind.
- Leveling – Areas with cracks or faults are refloated to the same level as the rest of the concrete so that the polish is perfectly flat.
- Staining – The concrete floor is infused, not just coated, with a color stain of your option. Any requested patterns are also added at this step. Stains can be heavy, hiding the concrete grain, or light, enabling patterns in the concrete to show through like polished wood.
- Transparent protective coat – Floor sealants applied above the polished floor fill the pores and emphasize the impressive gloss. These transparent sealers bond to the smoothed-out surface with immense strength, creating a floor that is very low maintenance. For locations where heavy traffic is common, we apply a thicker coat of protective sealers to compensate.
Concrete polishing provides the best in decorative durability, for both business and homes, while also offering chemical and scratch resistance. This system is ideal for businesses wanting a colorful, tougher, and low-maintenance floor surface in their business or industrial facility, as well as for homeowners wanting a amazing floor that is effortlessly maintained.
For more information about your concrete polishing options, such as adding depth, swirl, and metallic sparkle to your floor, connect with West Coast Epoxy in Antioch today!