Sometimes you require more than a concrete renovation or a simple change in color or texture. Perhaps you would prefer your concrete floor to shine, reflecting light like a mirror. West Coast Epoxy can color and preserve your concrete floor, but we can go even further and give it a glass like shine with concrete polishing.
The Concrete Polishing Process
Here are the usual steps employed when polishing concrete:
- Grinding – A strong grind of the current concrete prevents spots and ensures the floor sealers adhere permanently. We use high quality industrial vacuum machinery to remove the dust produced during the grind.
- Leveling – Areas with faults, deterioration, or cracks are refloated to the same level as the rest of the concrete. This way the polish is solid and even.
- Staining – Your concrete floor is infused, not just coated, with a color stain of your selection and your desired patterns added. Stains can be heavy, covering the concrete grain, or light, allowing patterns in the concrete to show through like polished wood.
- Clear protective layer – Floor sealants applied above the polished floor fill the pores and emphasize the fabulous gloss. These clear sealers bond to the smoothed surface with terrific strength, creating a floor that is very low maintenance. For locations where heavy traffic is expected, we can apply a thicker coat of protective sealers to compensate.
Concrete polishing offers perfection in decorative durability, while additionally providing scratch and chemical resistance. This system is great for companies wanting a beautiful, durable, and low-maintenance concrete surface in their commercial or industrial building, or for homeowners wanting a beautiful floor that’s easily maintained.
If you desire to discuss the selections for adding a tougher, reflective coating to your concrete floor, please talk with West Coast Epoxy in Martinez, or use our online form to request a free inspection and consultation.