Concrete Floor Polishing – Give Your Concrete A New Life

As per recent estimates by UN agencies India is going to construct over 10.2 billion square meters of new building surface in next 10 years. This is a huge area of surface to do with conventional materials like marble, granite, various other stones, mosaic, synthetic tiles etc.
Prices of such materials are increasing significantly over time and laying them are time consuming. This is a huge opportunity for technologies, which can be done with speed, economyandsustainableovertime.Withthesemottosinmindwearrangedsomeworld-class technologies under one banner for our Indian market. All these technologies are treated as Green Technologies. They finish the surface on concrete itself instead of some manmade artificial materials or depleting our natural resources like various stones.

 

Generally people visualize a commercial floor as a thick concrete slab with lots of reinforcement not loads that the slab will need to resist, not the abrasion that it will see on the surface: but concrete in commercial and industrial applications must support heavy loads and resist surface wear. The installation costs for polished concrete is half to one third the cost of coatings, but that’s not where the savings really lie. Polishing concrete improves the overall quality of the floor. The long-term maintenance costs can be astronomical for a commercial floor. Businesses such as manufactures, Shopping Arcades, Shopping Malls, Department Stores, Restaurants, Car dealer suse polishing because coating sands ealers can have issues such as delaminating, staining and wear through. The life of some ofth ese finishes can often be measure din months, resulting in constant up-keep. Polishing concrete produces an extremely dense, abrasion resistant surface that will not delaminate. Reflectance, orther shine of the polished concrete, produces a brilliant surface. Polished floors are more slip resistant than a standard tile floor. A floor polished to 3000 grit is less slippery than a sealed concrete floor.

Concrete polishing is the act of changing an existing concrete surface by means of a mechanical process that involves cutting and/or refining the surface to a desired finish. Polished concrete is one of many end results in what is the processing of the concrete surface by mechanical refinement through the use of multiple abrasives measured in grits. Currently, the industry breaks down the process of concrete polishing into grinding and polishing. Some within the industry simply use the word “polishing” for the entire process. The process of polishing concrete consists of three consecutive categories: grinding, honing, and
polishing.
Each category is then broken down into multiple steps, consisting of consecutively finer grit abrasives. During this process a densifier or hardener is applied that is absorbed into the concrete creating a chemical reaction that makes the polished concrete more dense and hard.

Not all processed concrete can be called polished concrete. For example, the grinding and honing category of steps results in a matte to a low, medium or high sheen appearance and does not go through the polishing category of steps.