If you want your concrete to shine, search no further than the concrete polishing system used by West Coast Epoxy in Orinda. We polish concrete using the latest concrete technology to stain, polish and then protect your new colored concrete floor.
How We Polish Concrete
Here are the typical steps employed when polishing concrete:
- Grinding – A strong grind of the present concrete eliminates spots and insures the floor sealers attach permanently. We use top quality industrial vacuum machines to collect the dust produced during the grind.
- Leveling – Areas with deterioration, cracks or faults are refloated to the same level as the rest of the floor. This way the polish is one hundred percent flat and solid.
- Staining – Your concrete floor is infused, not just coated, with a color stain of your choosing. Any needed patterns are also added at this step. Stains can be heavy, obscuring the concrete grain, or light, enabling patterns in the concrete to show through like polished wood.
- Transparent protective layer – Floor sealants applied on top of the polished floor fill the pores and highlight the wonderful gloss. These transparent sealers bond to the smoothed concrete with great strength, creating a floor that is very low maintenance. For locations where heavy traffic is normal, we lay down a thicker coat of protective sealers to compensate.
Once concrete polishing is completed, your sparkly, colorful floors are essentially protected from stains, scratching and wear. Maintenance is easier, requiring far less care than carpet, linoleum or wood. West Coast Epoxy lends concrete polishing for floors in homes and industrial or commercial facilities of all kinds and sizes.