– Concrete Polishing Boise –
Concrete polishing Boise baby! Polished concrete offers extreme endurance and low maintenance costs. Concrete is extremely durable and it’s durability is only surpassed by granite. Old concrete floors or counter tops can be refurbished to bring them into the 21st century. This process is as old as time but has become one of the most trendy flooring solutions in the past couple of decades. Polished concrete has an amazing modern look that many companies and home owners are choosing for their properties. For instance, traditional polishing processes can be traced back to the Roman era.
Sweet Concrete provides a proprietary process of concrete polishing for our clients in the the greater Treasure Valley area including Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Eagle, Garden City, Caldwell, Homedale, Middleton, Kuna, Star, and surrounding areas.
Our Proprietary Process
The concrete surface is first stripped of any adhesives, paint, or other contaminants before the polishing process begins. The surfaces are then ground down using low grit, diamond embedded pads (either on a floor machine or angle grinder for counter tops) to remove any surface stains and flatten out the surface. Multiple grit levels are then used to bring the surface up to the desired sheen. After each grit level the concrete is cleaned to prevent cross contamination from loose diamonds. A densifying, penetrating sealer is used during the higher grit levels to increase the density of the concrete and enhance the shine. This sealer permanently waterproofs the concrete and prevents stain penetration into the substrate. Next, an ultra thin micro topping is applied to the concrete and then diamond buffed. This makes the polished concrete super chemical, scratch, stain, and slip resistant.
Most other companies just use the densifying sealer and that’s it. That means even though the concrete is sealed, the surface can still be etched and or stained from high alkali or acidic substances. These etch marks can be hypothetically polished out but most people never get around to that. Therefore it’s better to protect the concrete right off the bat, like we do.
Give us a call today for your free concrete audit. We can discuss if polishing your concrete is the right option for you.
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