About the Advanced Process Used by
Carolina Concrete Floor Polishing
New construction or old, concrete floors can now be polished with industrial diamond grits to a high-gloss finish that never needs waxes or coatings.The durability and performance of concrete is why more retail, warehouse, hospital, industrial, and office facilities are opting for polished concrete flooring as an alternative to marble, granite, tile, linoleum, or coated concrete. Homeowners are also requesting this process for a polished stone look in garages, foyers and patios.
Heavy-duty polishing machines equipped with progressively finer grits of diamond-impregnated segments are used to gradually grind, hone and polish surfaces to the desired degree of shine and smoothness.
- Colored aggregate can be applied to the concrete mix or "seeded" into the top layer of the mix. The polishing process will reveal these aggregate.
- Integrally colored concrete can be used.
- Glass can be "seeded" into the mix. The polishing process will reveal the glass pieces.
- Nails, bolts, computer chips, or any other objects can be seeded into the mix and then polished smooth.
- Of course, any of these options can be combined together or into a pattern.
If it is an existing floor, there are still options such as acid staining then polishing or polishing alone which leaves the floor with a lustrous shine.