Sometimes you desire more than a concrete renovation. Sometimes you want more than a mere change in color or texture. Sometimes you would like your concrete floor to sparkle, reflecting light like a mirror. West Coast Epoxy can certainly color and seal your concrete floor, but we can go even further and give it a glassy shine with concrete polishing.
How We Polish Concrete
Here are the typical steps involved when polishing concrete:
- Grinding – A strong grind of the present concrete eliminates faults and guarantees the floor sealers bond permanently. We use high end industrial vacuum machines to remove the dust produced during the grind.
- Leveling – Areas with faults or cracks are refloated to the same level as the rest of the floor. This way the polish is 100% even and solid.
- Staining – Your concrete floor is infused, not just coated, with a color stain of your choice. Any desired patterns are also added at this time. Stains can be heavy, covering the concrete grain, or light, allowing patterns in the concrete to shine through like polished wood.
- Transparent protective coat – Floor sealers applied above the polished floor fill the pores and highlight the impressive gloss. These clear sealers bond to the smoothed out concrete with considerable 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 done, your brilliant, colorful floors are thoroughly protected from stains, scratching and wear. Cleaning is easier, needing far less care than wood, linoleum or carpet. West Coast Epoxy offers concrete polishing for floors in residences and industrial or commercial facilities of all types and sizes.