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Polished Concrete


Polished concrete will always generate an amazing gloss depth with 30 percent of the grinding steps that are undertaken using traditional concrete treatments and traditional diamond abrasives with very minimal loss of quality. There are close to five steps of getting polished concrete but you can extend them to seven or even nine to get the highest quality floors. Some of the additional steps are just meant to ensure that the quality of the concrete is unbeatable.

This article will present a summary of five steps to getting polished concrete. The secret basically lies in the chemicals and tools technology. The process begins with 30/40 grit metallic bond diamond grinding the grouting and finished with a shark 100 grit recovery equipment that leads to a flawless finish and an excellent beginning to polished concrete. It does not make sense to use the densifier separately because the solution normally has the densifier when doing the grouting. The following step is grinding with Resin bond 100 gritting pads in order to take away the grouting, and then follow this by 200 grit Resin bond diamonds and the 800 grits for the last finish.

Step One

The first step is to use 30/40 metal bond diamonds to grind the floor while making sure it is flat. If you need to use a coarser grit, you must start with those that have 30/40 diamonds. You also need to finish all the corners and edges to the same result.

Step Two

Densify and grout the floor with the Pore Filler and Densifier by spraying it in front of the grinding machine with an intention of thoroughly wetting the floor. At the same time, the shark 100 grit hybrid disks that comprise of a mixture of phenolic resin bond, ceramic bond, the metal bond will cut and flatten the floor as it pushes the concrete dust mixture with pore filler in the small cracks and holes. This will make the floor hard while filling all the voids and leaving it with a smooth and uniform finish. These shark hybrid disks are pads that have hook and loop fixings for attaching the backer pads and are crafted for all types of machines.

Step Three

The next step is to remove the pore filler that has a heat sensitive polymer using Resin 100 grit diamond disks. The heat that results from this process will cure all the grouting in the hokes. Unlike the groups that are adhesive-based, this is an easy to spread product, finish and grind without any stickiness and you don’t have to wait for the following day to cure.

Step Four

Use Resin 200 grit diamond disks to polish the floor.

Step Five

Use 800 grit Resin discs to polish. This jump can be crafted from 800 grits to 200 grits with this process and with the same resin pads and most people will not be able to see the difference. This is a highly satisfactory finish for most applications.

Steps to Enhance the Quality

You can add the 400 grit Resin step between 200 and 800 grits. You can then see the Mamba 800 pad that is a special type of resin pad after these 800 grit Resins for extra depth and shine of the gloss. You can follow 1500 Resins with 3000 grit Resins for higher gloss levels to generate a very high gloss. You can also go over with an additional pass to get that extra dazzling shine of polished concrete for the 3000

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The Anti-Slip Protection

Polished concrete isn’t an anti-slip but adding a penetrating finish coat will make it anti-slip both dry and wet. This is a thinly applied solution that will penetrate three coats for extremely high foot traffic but you can apply it in six coats to last you for a longer period. You could also add a maintenance product for high traffic city building surfaces when cleaning them each night. However, the protection can last between one to three years before a reapplication of microfiber or quick cleaning.

Stain Protection

A primer is applied as part of the coating system so as to seal the concrete surface from stains like vinegar oil and red wine among other staining products that you may encounter. This is also a penetrating primer and is applied before the finish coats.

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