Frequently Asked Questions
Grinding and Sealing.
Q. Can you have
coloured polished concrete floor?
A. Yes. If you are laying a new slab, there is different cement
Q. Can I choose the aggregate for a new concrete slab?
A. Yes. If you are laying a new concrete slab, you can select different cement
Q. Is there an alternative to the exposed aggregate look?
A. Yes. The depth of the grind can give different levels of stone/aggregate exposure showing in the final finish. A non-exposed aggregate finish can be achieved.
Q. Can you polish an existing concrete slab?
A. Yes, if the quality of the concrete is suitable for polishing
Q. What about 75-year-old concrete that is pitted, well-worn or has had coatings applied?
A. Yes, as above if the quality is good. Floor repairs may be required
Q. When should I liaise with a concrete polisher?
A. As early as possible in the planning stages of the project
Q. Are there any harmful VOC’s?
A. Very low VOC’s (See ‘Why Concrete’)
Q. Is a polished concrete floor slippery for outdoors?
A. Only on gradients, otherwise no. We can produce a no-slip honed finish if required.
Q. Do forklift tires mess it up?
A. Forklift and general
Q. How do you go about producing a polished concrete floor?
A. We use grinding machines with planetary heads and dust extractors. We start with a 25 to 30 grit metal tool and finish with a 1500 to 3000 grit resin tool.
Q. How long will it last?
A. This is a
Q. Will the floor lose its shine?
A. Yes, over time it will. Again, regular effective maintenance
Q. Is the process dusty or messy?
A. We use dust extractors to pull dust away from the grinding point, so the process is mostly dust free.
Q. Where is Polished Concrete found?
A. Warehouses, Restaurants, Schools, Retail Stores, Manufacturing, Residential, Showrooms and