Polished concrete is a popular flooring option for residential, industrial, and commercial buildings in Shoreview MN due to its environmental friendliness and durability. The polishing process, combined with a concrete densifier, makes polished concrete more hardwearing and long-lasting than unsealed concrete floors, making it ideal for facilities with heavy machinery and vehicles.
Almost any structurally sound, either new or old concrete floor, can be polished. For new concrete floors, the slab must be at least 28 days old and fully dried before polishing it.
We start every concrete floor by mechanically grinding it to reveal the stones in the concrete slab and remove any dirt, grime, stails, old paint and sealers.
We then repair any imperfections in the floor. Repairing the cracks and holes in the floor is crucial for the floor's integrity and durability.
Once we are happy with the look of the floor and the level of stone exposure is reached, we make many passes over the floor with various diamond grits, starting with a lower grit and moving to higher and finer grits.
When we are done with a variety of passes with different diamond grits, we grout any remaining holes and apply a concrete hardener. The concrete hardener is important because it densifies the concrete and closes the gaps on the surface, making it a far stronger and more dense floor.
When the concrete hardener is fully cured, we start the polishing process with different resin polishing pads until we reach the desired sheen on your Shoreview MN floor.
The final step is to clean your floor and apply a protective UV stable topcoat. The topcoat will protect your new polished concrete from damage and wear and tear.
Contact Epoxy Flooring Minneapolis for more information. We can discuss large flooring projects and provide a FREE floor estimate.