Sometimes you want more than a concrete overlay. Sometimes you want more than a simple change in texture and color. Sometimes you would like your concrete floor to be glossy, reflecting light like a mirror. West Coast Epoxy can definitely stain and seal your concrete floor, but we can go even further and give it a glass-like shine with concrete polishing.
The Polished Concrete Process
Here are the usual steps involved when polishing concrete:
- Grinding – A strong grind of the present concrete eliminates blemishes and insures the floor sealers bond permanently. We use top quality industrial vacuum machinery to collect the dust produced during the grind.
- Leveling – Areas with cracks, deterioration, or faults are refloated to the same level as the rest of the concrete. This way the polish is fully flat.
- Staining – Your concrete floor is infused, not just coated, with a color stain of your choosing. Any requested patterns are also added at this step. Stains can be heavy, obscuring the concrete grain, or light, allowing patterns in the concrete to shine through like polished wood.
- Clear protective layer – Floor sealants applied over the polished floor fill the pores and bring out the fabulous gloss. These clear sealers bond to the smoothed surface with immense strength, creating a floor that is very low maintenance. For areas where heavy traffic is normal, we lay down a thicker coat of protective sealers to compensate.
Concrete polishing thus provides the best in decorative durability, for both residences and businesses, while simultaneously offering scratch and chemical resistance. This method is easily the best for businesses wanting a beautiful, enduring, and low-maintenance floor surface in their industrial or business building, or for homeowners wanting a special floor that’s easy to maintain.