Polished concrete is a multi-step procedure that involves mechanically grinding, honing, and polishing a concrete floor with bonded abrasives to cut the surface. It’s then fine-tuned with each cut until it reaches a certain level of look.
A penetrant chemical known as a hardener is also used in this process. The concrete hardener/densifier penetrates the concrete and causes a chemical reaction that helps to harden and dust-proof the surface. During concrete polishing, the surface is processed in a number of phases (in general, polished concrete requires at least four grinding steps) with progressively finer grinding instruments. Diamond polishing pads are grinding equipment made up of increasing grits of industrial diamonds in a bonded substance such as metal/hybrid/resin. Polished concrete is a LEED-certified “green” flooring option. Before 1500 grit, concrete is not considered polished, and it is usually polished to 1500 or 3000 grit. Color is often added to polished concrete using concrete polishing dyes, as well as other choices like as scoring, generating radial lines, grids, bands, borders, and other designs. A honed floor is one that has been ground to a finer grit than 1500.
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