As you already know it is a multi-step process where the concrete floor is mechanically ground, sharpened, and polished with abrasives glued together to cut the surface of the concrete. It is then filtered through each cut to achieve a certain level of appearance.
Dust Removal Efflorescence
In ordinary uncoated concrete, small particles of dust are pushed up by a rising force called hydrostatic pressure, which leads to light efflorescence. Efflorescence leads to dusting, which forces epoxies to leave the surface of the concrete floor polishing, and expensive repairs can break your bottom line quickly. On the other hand, polished concrete eliminates this contamination, thus reducing the cost of repairing it over unpolished concrete.
By tightening and sealing the surface, the polished concrete transforms the hollowed-out concrete into a solid surface thick enough to dislodge water, oil, and other contaminants, preventing them from entering the surface.
Improved Reflectivity and Ambient Light
The light structures of the polished concrete floor increase the light in the facilities. Improved ambient lighting reduces the cost of energy bills, increases security, and puts your space in the best possible light.
Increased Smooth Resistance
Polished concrete, although glossy at the top, does not create a smooth surface. The advantages of mechanical grinding and flattening have ultimately increased the coefficient of friction compared to conventional concrete. Polished concrete usually exceeds OSHA floor levels.
Many floor systems, including tiles and linoleum, require aggressive scrubs to maintain a clean environment and a clean appearance. The polished concrete areas are tightly bonded to reduce the growth of stains. At the same time, they do not need waxing or peeling treatment to keep their light.
Polished concrete brings ROI by significantly reducing energy and repair costs through light-enhancing ambient lighting, reducing retention (such as waxing), and reducing tire wear of special applications.
Polished concrete does not only use existing concrete areas to eliminate the need for additional materials such as covers/coats and move to a stable structure; and usually does not contain organic compounds (VOCs), which makes it friendly to any LEED project of the U.S. Construction Council.
Improved Old Floor (Mechanical Polish Only)
As the years of concrete, local stress, delamination, cold twisted joints, and other problems can arise. Grinding with a machine removes the surface area of old concrete and polishes and hardens it, which increases its impact and wear.
Reduced Tire Wearing (Equipment Polish)
The rough and uneven texture of natural concrete causes the tires to crack, becoming increasingly worn over time. The polished concrete floor system balances the joints and makes the whole surface smooth, preventing abrasion.
No Production / Plant Closure (Mechanical Polish)
Dry-coated concrete can be applied to the work immediately after the completion of the process. Due to the cleanliness of the process and the lack of toxic or hazardous chemicals, floors can usually work as soon as the work is completed.
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