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Polished Concrete: The Ultimate Flooring Solution

What is Polished Concrete?

Polished concrete is the process of mechanically grinding the concrete surface using diamond abrasives to achieve a smooth, high-luster finish. It is an eco-friendly, durable solution ideal for both commercial and residential applications.

Difference from Sealed Concrete:

While both polished and sealed concrete have their merits, the difference lies in the finish and durability. Sealed concrete relies on a topical sealer applied on the surface to provide its shine. In contrast, polished concrete attains its shine from a refined surface, offering a more long-lasting and resilient finish.

Applications of Polished Concrete

  • Retail Spaces: With its durable nature and elegant appearance, polished concrete is a top choice for retail floors.
  • Warehouses: Its strength can withstand heavy machinery and traffic.
  • Offices: A modern and stylish option to elevate any workspace.
    Restaurants and Bars: Easy to clean and maintain, making it perfect for high traffic areas.
  • Living Areas: Provides a sleek, contemporary look.
  • Kitchens: Resistant to stains and spills.
  • Garages: Sturdy enough for cars and equipment.
  • Basements: A moisture-resistant option for lower-level spaces.

Levels of Grinding to Achieve the Perfect Polish

Depending on the desired shine and smoothness, polished concrete can be ground at various levels, ranging from 400 to 3000:

  • 400 grit: Basic level of shine, good for areas that don’t need a high gloss finish.
  • 800 grit: Medium shine, suitable for commercial spaces and homes.
  • 1500 grit: High shine, ideal for showcasing areas.
  • 3000 grit: Mirror-like finish, the pinnacle of polished concrete.

Durability of Polished Concrete

Polished concrete is not just about aesthetics; it’s one of the most durable flooring options available:

  • Resistant to High Traffic: Ideal for spaces that see heavy foot traffic.
  • Long-Lasting Shine: Less susceptible to damage and wear.
  • Low Maintenance: No need for waxing or regular sealing.

Cost Consideration

The cost of polished concrete can vary based on the intricacy of the job and the grinding level desired. On average, prices range depending on current market conditions and sheen/exposure required. Contact us for a precise estimate tailored to your space!

The Process: From Preparation to Perfection

The surface is prepped using plastic tape to protect surrounding areas.

The concrete is mechanically ground using diamond abrasives to achieve the desired level of smoothness.

For those desiring color, concrete can be stained to a vast array of hues.
Though polished concrete often offers more traction than sealed concrete, a sealer can be applied for added protection and enhanced shine.

Choose Polished Concrete – Where Style Meets Strength.

Contact us today for an estimate or to learn more about how polished concrete can transform your space!