What is Polished Concrete?...

There are a few types of polished concrete we make available to our clients.

Below you will find descriptions of each type of floor polish we provide. Each type has its own character and durability. Whether you want a life long floor with an amazing shine or a matte finish with the industrial feel, we can provide your flooring needs.

With each floor type the color options are endless.

If you chose to have stain applied... On "stain day" we like to have our clients involved in the process, this allows us to give our clients exactly what they want and guarantees 100% satisfaction.

*Proceed below to read about each type

MECHANICALLY POLISHED CONCRETE:

Polished Concrete is concrete that has been treated with chemical densifier and ground with progressively finer diamond tools. It then becomes extremely smooth and reaches a gloss that's similar to granite and marble. It's is known for its natural characteristics like aggregate stone and cracks that can be found after the first initial grinding step. 

We use a 9-10 step grinding process to obtain this highly unique floor. Polished concrete can be stained or dyed virtually any color, and can offer a wide range of variations.

Mechanically concrete polished floors retain there shine due to the progressive sanding steps, and have no topical sealer that can wear down.Through our intensive training, research, and education we have found the absolute best ways to make your old concrete floor look like a work of art. 

Treasure Coast Concrete Polishing is your clear cut choice in quality and perfection. Call us for all of your decorative concrete projects!

TOPICALLY POLISHED CONCRETE:

Topically polished floors are very unique in a way that the shine is inherently on the surface and not obtained through progressive grinding steps like mechanically polished concrete floors. 

There are several ways to obtain a topically polished concrete floor;

1. By only acid washing a new or “in good condition” concrete slab, staining it with acid stain, water based stain, or dye, and then sealing it using a polyurethane coating, epoxy, solvent based, or water based sealer.

2. If there is any existing like thin-set (from tile), glue (from carpet), paint, epoxy, or anything else existing, that product must be removed by diamond grinding.

First, we will remove the concrete coating using aggressive diamond blades, then do 2 or 3 more grinds to progressively smooth the concrete surface. These steps are an absolutely must because your are finishing the concrete. This process will also remove most blemishes, reveal most cracks and pits, and allow us to do any necessary patch work involved in giving you a beautiful stained concrete floor. 

Once the concrete floor has been prepped, we then will stain your concrete floor and seal it.

The topical polished floor process tend to be more affordable then mechanically polished floors, but have a bit more maintenance. They can be more stain resistant because there's a topical coating, which may need re-application in the future. 

Treasure Coast Concrete Polishing can set up an affordable maintenance plan to make your polished floors last a lifetime.

CREAM POLISHED CONCRETE:

Typically exposing only the sand particles in the concrete floor. This finish is considered a “creamy looking” surface and is the most popular in commercial and industrial settings.

This method is achieved by a less invasive type of grinding or sanding.

 

CREAM POLISH

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