REVITALIZE YOUR EXISTING CONCRETE FLOORS WITH POLISHED CONCRETE

At Creative Maintenance Solutions, we offer polished concrete that is gorgeous, safe and environmentally friendly. Polished concrete can vary from a low to high gloss flooring finish that is attained by using special diamond grinding equipment. This concrete grinding equipment uses diamond impregnated abrasive disks, which are similar to sandpaper, to grind down concrete surfaces to the desired degree of shine and smoothness. Polished concrete has a very smooth surface that is low maintenance and attractive with a lengthy life cycle before requiring refinishing.

What Is A Polished Concrete Floor?

Polished concrete floors can have a satin finish or a glossy mirror-like finish.  The design choices for a polished concrete floor are endless.  You can choose from a variety of colors, patterns, gloss levels as well as aggregate exposure.  Aggregate exposure correlates to the size stone that you expose in the concrete during the polishing process.  Polished concrete floors can have a salt and pepper finish which exposes fine grains of sand and stone all the way to a large aggregate exposure which exposes up to one inch stone.  Polished concrete has become extremely popular as it is a low maintenance flooring system that can also lead to reduced energy costs.  Due to the light reflectivity that polished concrete provides many facilities can see a reduction in lighting costs.

Simply put, polishing concrete is similar to sanding wood.  Walk-behind polishing machines use progressively finer grits of diamonds to grind down the concrete surface to the desired degree of shine and smoothness.

What Steps Are Involved In Polished Concrete?

Polished concrete begins with the use of course grinding diamonds on our polishing machines which can remove any minor pits, blemishes and surface stains from the concrete.  Every concrete floor is different, but this initial grinding is usually a three to four step process.  After the course grinding has been completed, a concrete hardener and densifier is applied to the concrete surface.  This product hardens the concrete which allows for a much more durable and abrasion resistant floor system.  Once the floor hardener has dried the concrete polishing process can resume; these next steps would be classified as fine grinding.  During the fine grinding phase, progressively finer diamonds are used during each step until the floor reaches the specific sheen for that particular project.  Typical polished concrete floors can range from a 400 grit satin finish all the way to a 3000 grit high gloss finish.  With the polishing process complete, an oil and water repellent can be applied to the surface depending on the environment of the facility.

BENEFITS OF POLISHED CONCRETE:

  • SEALED NON-DUSTING SURFACE
  • EXTENDED FLOOR LIFE
  • REDUCED MAINTENANCE
  • LEED AND VOC COMPLIANT
  • GREEN SOLUTION
  • ENERGY EFFICIENT
  • VARIOUS GLOSS LEVELS
  • A VARIETY OF COLORS

TYPES OF POLISHED CONCRETE

Salt and Pepper Polished Concrete

Bring out the fine aggregate in your floor with salt and pepper polished concrete.

Exposed Aggregate Polished Concrete

Create a unique look with an exposed aggregate polished concrete floor.

Stained and Dyed Polished Concrete

If you are after a custom look, try our stained and dyed polished concrete flooring.

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CMS WARRANTY & SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

We offer a 5-year limited Bond-Blend Total System Warranty that is unmatched in the industry. It covers our Bond-Blend products as well as material performance and workmanship. With Creative Maintenance Solutions, you can rest assured because your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.