Concrete Polishing

The Range

  • Terrazzo Effect

    Full exposure

  • Small Terrazzo

    Medium exposure

  • Salt & Pepper

    Light exposure

  • Cream Polish

    Non-exposed

  • Existing Concrete

    Multiple exposure

Projects

Terrazzo Effect

Fully exposed aggregate finish with Terrazzo charachteristics. Fully exposed also know as Superconrete Platinum is the best of the best. By repeatedly grinding and polishing the floor, you get a smoother, more even floor with more aggregate exposure and unmatched resistance to wear. Platinum is the most popular surface finish and is a good choice for most applications.

Small Terrazzo

Medium exposed aggregate finish with characteristics of a micro Terrazzo. Medium exposure is also known as a Superconcrete Gold finish entails that the floor is not ground as deep as with Fully exposed/Platinum. However, the floor is polished to the same gloss. Gold can, therefore, be a good choice for concrete floors that are already smooth and even.

Salt & Pepper

Lightly exposed aggregate finish. Lightly Exposed also known as a Super Concrete salt & pepper finish entails that the floor is not ground as deep as with medium exposed/Gold. However, the floor can be polished to the same gloss. Salt & Pepper can therefore be a good choice for concrete floor lovers that like to see minimal aggregate.

Cream Polish

Non-exposed aggregate finish. Non exposed also known as a Super Concrete Bronze  finish entails refining of the cream surface only without cutting into the floor. The aggregate will not be visible. This produces a smooth surface with somewhat lower resistance to wear. .

Existing Concrete

Mixed exposure aggregate finish. Mixed exposure also known as a Super Concrete existing finish by repeatedly grinding and polishing an exisitng floor, you get a smoother, more even floor with varying levels of aggregate exposure and unmatched resistance to wear. Mixed exposure is the most popular option for existing concrete that has not been placed originally for polishing.

Performance of Polished Concrete

BOASTS LONGEVITY

Polished concrete is an extremely durable flooring option for industrial, commercial, institutional and residential applications.

Durable. When the floor is polished and increased in density, it makes it harder and more durable.

It has the strength and versatility of concrete plus the increased abrasive resistance of the top polished layer.

When properly installed and sealed a decorative concrete floor should last a lifetime and will never need replacement. Few flooring materials can match this. Carpet, tile and even wood floors eventually need replacement, which uses up resources and creates waste disposal problems. If you stick with a neutral colour palette for your concrete floor, it will easily accommodate any future changes to your interior décor.

NON-COMBUSABILITY

Polished, densified concrete is totally fire resistant. Unlike carpeting and many other types of flooring, no chemicals, such as brominated flame retardants, need to be added for fire resistance, and the floor surface does not contribute in any way to fire spread.

Sound insulation is a key issue for the construction of homes. Heavyweight and concrete construction offers proven mass, stiffness and damping that significantly reduces the transmission of noise not only between neighbouring homes but within the home itself. Heavyweight and concrete construction provides a range of solutions that can economically achieve levels of sound insulation that exceed the minimum required by building regulations.

Appearance retention is simply the floors ability to resist uglying out for a reasonable period of time.  Every end user expects that the considerable investment they make in any flooring is going to be amortized over several years.

So every situation we encounter is different based on facility type, parameters of each facility, traffic patterns, and more. These program tiers represent an increased level of maintenance that includes chemical burnishing, and in some cases re-polishing where needed. We always establish a proactive approach to ensure that your floors maintain an appearance and performance level that is acceptable in a “like-new” state.

Low maintenance. This is one of the most attractive features of polished concrete floors. Since the floor becomes hard and durable, it can withstand spills, heavy weights and other damaging factors. There is, therefore, very little maintenance required for these floors.

Polishing the concrete improves its density; thus, it reduces its porosity. Any chemical spills can be more easily cleaned before making the floor stained or damaged. The better it is polished & sealed, the easier it becomes to clean.