Concrete Polishing is perhaps the most popular application we offer. From homeowners to retail stores and restaurants everyone seems to be turning to polished concrete as the chosen floor.
When did it all begin?
Its origins date back to the 15th century when Terrazzo was first invented. Italian artisans discovered how to process the roughness of the embedded piece which make up terrazzo by using grinding stones.
What is concrete polishing?
For those of you out there who have heard the term concrete polishing or polished concrete but not quite sure what it entails here's a brief summary. It's the mechanical processing of concrete using planetary polishing machines to hone the concrete creating microscopic scratch patterns using diamond tooling. You can see these floors at the big box hardware stores as well as many Walmart's, Lowes and other big box stores across the country. Now that you have some insight to the subject you will notice it at restaurants, office space and various other commercial and residential properties.
Big Top Concrete Resurfacing, LLC is Orlando's source for this application. We'll guide you through step by step the various polish levels and what you can expect in your finished product. In general, a polished concrete slab under 1000 sf will take 2-3 days to complete. The site will have to have power and water for us to complete the application. We use large hepa-filter vacuums to control the dust which means we capture 98% of it!
If you are considering polished concrete for a new construction project, feel free to reach out to us to go over the mix design. It's important to have the right PSI, flatness, slump and chemical components to achieve the best results. We will send you a pdf for you to hand directly to your concrete contractor.
Schedule an appointment today to see if this flooring option is right for you!
Learn more about this wonderful flooring option at from The Concrete Network: Polished Concrete Floors