Polished Concrete Processes

BUYER BEWARE! Not all concrete polished floors are the same. See the chart below to understand how Texas Polished Concrete strives to provide the best in concrete polishing for your budget.

Polished Concrete Processes

Polished concrete can have a casual look with natural variance in coloring and texture that is inherent in the concrete slab. Warehouse floors or other areas that get a lot of traffic will do well with a low maintenance yet durable floor. Increase the amount of polishing levels and you can have a floor that is a showcase in itself! A high gloss and sheen that rivals more expensive marble can be yours, but requires more work and careful analysis of the concrete slab you have. Some concrete floors may require an overlay for a more consistent look throughout. Call us today to see what concrete processes would best suit your needs and desires.

3 STEP Grinding

This level includes use of one metal grinding, followed by application of an guard sealer and burnishing.

Polished Concrete Basics

  1. Removal of rough, blemished surface
  2. Reaching level of aggregate showing
  3. Adding hardener & densifier
  4. Polishing to desired sheen

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5 STEP Grinding & Honing

This is the most popular of the level system series. It includes all of the benefits of the 3 step process plus additional polish steps. First step is to remove any coatings that have been applied to the concrete, and complete the surface grinding to diamond level the floor. Then an application of an impregnating concrete hardener is applied. Once the hardener has densified the surface, polishing steps are performed and honing the concrete until a high sheen is acquired. One of the reasons this flooring system is so popular is due to the amazing reflection that results. This floor system transforms drab, dirty-looking areas into long-lasting, stunning spaces.

12 STEP Grinding, Honing & Polishing

This level is truly one of the most stunning flooring systems on the market. It includes all of the benefits of the 5 step floor plus additional 5 polishing steps. First step is to remove any coating that have been applied to the concrete, and complete the surface grinding to diamond level the floor. Then an application of an impregnating concrete hardener is applied. Once the hardener has densified the surface, ten polishing steps are performed, resulting in an incredibly rich, lustrous shine.
The monolithic, glossy appearance of this flooring method is often compared to much more costly flooring systems, such as marble and terrazzo. The floor will actually reflect not only the lighting in the facility, but will also mirror the colors from the objects surrounding it.
The12 step method is far more durable than any floor coating or overlay system on the market. In addition, it is less expensive than the majority of epoxy and urethane coatings, which require frequent reapplication.