Below in our polished concrete portfolio you can take a look at a variety of finishes using different sealers and concrete polishing processes, please get in touch if you would like to discuss your new shiny concrete floor and have us carryout a site visit to give you different options to create a clean functionable space be it at home, the office or in the back of shop.
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Understanding the difference
Grind and seal or polished concrete?
A grind and seal is exactly what it says, this consists of 1 or 2 grinds with a grinding machine then a topical sealer is rolled down to give you the shine and protection – Normally cheaper that a Grind and polish as there are only 3 processes where in a grind and polish there can be up to 25 processes dependent on the level of finish and overall budget you want to spend on the floor.
Concrete polishing (grind & Polish) – a standard polish would go something like this , grind the floor with 25grit, then 60 grit, then 150 grit metal shoes (inset with diamonds). On the 150 pass we carryout pinhole filling to fill most of the holes exposed by the deep grinding.
We then densify the floor to give you a harder more durable and stain resistant top layer of the concrete. Next we use resin shoes which put resin into your floor whilst grinding with diamonds starting at 50 grit, 100, 200, 400, normally we finish at 800 using a coat of densifier between each stage.
The final process is the sealer which is mopped around (two coats) then burnished to activate the sealer and achieve the required level of shine.