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Polished Concrete: The Desired Finish
A high quality, beautiful floor is easy to achieve with the right materials. Knowing the materials and the correct method to prepare, install and finish, will help you professionally produce the high quality floors your client is looking for. Besides considering only the finished product, the underlayment and resurfacing is just as important. Polished concrete, the desired finishing today, is now a growing part of the flooring industry.  Polished concrete involves changing a concrete floor surface, with or without aggregate exposure, to achieve a specified level of gloss. Floors can be polished using bonded abrasive polished concrete, burnished polished concrete, or hybrid polished concrete techniques.

Many facility owners and managers are seeing the long term benefits of polished concrete, such as ease and lower cost of maintenance. Another benefit often overlooked is slip coefficient. Polished concrete, when properly processed, will meet or exceed the national standards for slip coefficient, which measures the resistance accidents that happen from slipping on floors. The right concrete for resurfacing and underlayment is essential to a smooth, level floor and is the foundation for a beautiful, polished floor.

Decorative Concrete Floors
In addition to polished concrete, concrete floors can be transformed through decorative concrete, using a variety of materials and techniques, including stamped concrete, acid staining and decorative overlays. Staining concrete floors is a popular option with the results limited only by your client’s imagination. Using different colors and application techniques creates a finish that’s unique, with subtle variations across the floor.  Polishing provides the finishing touch that transforms your floor into a beautiful work of art.

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