27th Avenue

27th Avenue

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Our client’s design goal was to create a seamless exposed polished concrete floor.
Although concrete polishing is not a new process, it is being applied with new and dramatic effect in the design world. Building on the time-proven processes of terrazzo and hard surface (granite, marble, and natural stone) finishing, architectural polished concrete is becoming a finish of choice for commercial, service, and residential environments.

 

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There are many factors that affect the quality of a concrete substrate including mix design, geography, additives, and finishing methods. It is important to understand that all concrete will not look, polish, or wear the same. When properly poured, placed, and finished, concrete yields a smooth stable surface. Hydration occurs when cement, water, aggregates, and chemical additives combine to form calcium hydroxide and ultimately concrete.

 

In time and with the proper moisture retention during the curing process, concrete reaches its maximum natural performance characteristics. However, there are ways of improving and enhancing those characteristics. Polishing can add physical and aesthetic value as well as increase the concrete’s lifespan and performance.

 

Benefits of Polished Concrete

 

• High quality decorative floor
• Allows transmission of water vapor through the slab where hydrostatic pressure is an issue
• Process is virtually dust-free, allowing the use of the facility during floor installation
• No dusting of the concrete floors after installation
• Long lasting, extremely low-maintenance floor
• Results produce a “green” floor due to improved lighting efficiency, use of current structure, and water-only maintenance system
• Variable-finish products are offered to produce multiple degrees of gloss with the option of standard color finishes and a full spectrum of customizable concrete colors available

 

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We have developed the expertise in our many years of polishing concrete to offer the very best polished concrete possible. We take pleasure in our craftsmanship and pride in our reputation. And when we work together, we’re sure you will take pleasure and pride in the results. Although concrete polishing is not a new process, it is being applied with new and dramatic effect in the design world. Building on the time-proven processes of terrazzo and hard surface (granite, marble, and natural stone) finishing, architectural polished concrete is becoming a finish of choice for commercial, service, and residential environments