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
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