Things you should know about concrete polishing

Nowadays polished concretes are the best thing a customer can go for. Be it in buildings, offices or residences, this floor looks good everywhere. It is a concrete which is made up by a chemical densifier and treated with this chemical and is grounded with very fine grinding tools. The grinding tools are basically diamond polishing pads. For a concrete to be considered polished and fine, it has to be finished till 800, 1500 or 3000 grit level. It is a very good and long lasting option for the floors and is very affordable too as it uses the materials which are already present or used up in the house.

The benefits of having a concrete floor are as follows:

  • Low maintenance
  • Easy to clean
  • Durable
  • Non slippery
  • No mould growth
  • Doesn’t chip or dent
  • 100+ years of service

Now there are three types of systems through which concretes can be polished:

  1. HIPERFLOOR

This is a system which provides stunning flooring which is visually very appealing and uses the best type of technology for grinding, polishing, sealing and grouting. In this system of polishing, there is no need for extra coating above the existing one as compared to other types of polishing systems. To harden the surface of the floor, a unique densification product is used to give it an extra shine. The benefits of having a hiperfloor polish are:

  • Reflective glass like finish
  • Durability
  • Great quality
  • Low maintenance
  • Flat floor
  • Resistant to abrasion
  • Slip resistant
  • Reduces environmental impact
  • Cost efficient

 

  1. EPOXY FLOORING

These are products having high quality and durability and are stain resistant too which gives a high shine to the lookers. It is suitable for areas such as warehouses, workshops, and garages. They are available in different colors and patterns. These are made by a combination of hardeners and different types of raisins. Being the toughest of all three, it is cheaper too and very low on maintenance. They are chemically resistant and are safe from slippage, extreme temperatures, moisture and fire. The different types of epoxy flooring systems are as follows:

  • Self-levelling epoxy floors
  • Epoxy mortar floors
  • Quartz filled epoxy floors
  • Epoxy flake floors
  1. POLYURETHANE

It is a type of a plastic material which can be modified in various other forms one of them being floors. It is made up with a range of polyols and polymers. These are sealers which when applied over the concrete floors, creates a film sealing the floor beneath it. These are transparent but not waterproof, so the places where it can be put are limited. These are usually softer and elastic as compared to epoxy floors. It can be easily modified to repaint, recoat or use it all over again which extends its lifetime too. Hardly a time of two or three days is needed to get this floor done. They are moisture intolerant so it should be kept in mind that before applying there should not be any water near the floors.

So one should always go for a trusted provider while choosing the concrete floors as professionals are doing these jobs with high levels of efficiency and experience.