After the concrete is deemed serviceable, we then have our qualified floor technicians use our state-of-the-art machinery to grind the concrete down to a smooth surface. Each slab of concrete have a different appearance at this point, due to different types of aggregate. Aggregate is the combination of all the small particles that churn together, combining, and pouring into concrete. Once we have ground the aggregate to a smooth finish, it’s time to seal the slab! We can now decide what level of gloss we want to achieve, or if we want to apply a color seal.
Since we are bringing the floor back to it’s base, we have the most cost-effective maintenance with this type of flooring. One does not need to worry about cracking tile, dust between joints in the floor, fraying carpet, and hardly needs to worry about wear and tear. Polished concrete is designed to be highly trafficked, and keep it’s look for decades with proper care.
Before the processes can begin, we must start by removing the ‘cream’ aka, the cap of the concrete to expose the salt and pepper aggregate, or the rocky sediment layer below the surface that can be thought of as the base of the concrete. In the case that the floor has been carpeted or tiled, we specialize in removal of flooring and adhesives.