With their ease of maintenance and beautiful high-gloss finish, polished concrete floors are becoming the new superstars of the decorative flooring world, especially in high-profile retail and commercial settings.
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Traffic Coatings are specialty coatings which are installed in order to provide protection for high traffic areas like decks, walkways, roof walking areas and balconies.
Concrete is one of the most durable surfaces known to man. Through mechanically refining the surface by grinding, polishing, and chemical treatments, we can bring the surface to a whole new level of beauty, functionality, and strength.
Grind ( Exposing Aggregates)- The concrete floor is first ground to establish the required flatness and or aggregate exposure ( see chart ). This also removes what in many cases is the softer, unstable surface layer of concrete. A flatter floor makes for higher light reflectively.
Fill-Small holes, air bubbles, and other small surface imperfections are filled using a latex or two component grout to ensure a smooth, uniform surface.
Densification- The surface of the concrete is then treated with the HIPERFLOOR concrete hardener. This produces a homogenous hardened surface and creates a non-dusting floor. Potassium based densifiers are traditionally used for exposed aggregate floors and lithium-based densifiers for color treated or cream/paste polished floors.
Polish-Polishing via progressively finer stages of resin bond diamond tool is done to achieve the desired surface gloss. Light meter testing should be performed after polishing, but before applying a protective coating. This ensures proper calcium silicate creation and correct execution of the HIPERFLOOR polishing process.
Protect-Application of the HIPERFLOOR penetrating sealer is done to enhance water and stain resistance of the floor. The penetrating sealer lines the surface of the microcapillaries in the concrete, creating significantly more surface tension and preventing contaminant absorption into the concrete.