Concrete Grinding and Polishing
Polished concrete has become one of the most popular flooring choices in the last decade. The Concrete Polishing Association of America (CPAA) defines polished concrete as the act of changing a concrete floor surface, with or without aggregate exposure, to achieve a specified level of gloss using one of the listed classifications; Bonded Abrasive Polished Concrete, Burnished Polished Concrete, or Hybrid Polished Concrete.
Benefits of Polished Concrete:
Retailers, schools, car dealers, offices, restaurants, manufacturing plants, and warehouse facilities are choosing polished concrete as a finished flooring because of its competitive advantages, as well as its aesthetic values. Some of the benefits of polished concrete are:
- Cost Savings: traditional floor-covering materials are eliminated when the existing concrete slab is polished.
- Light Reflectivity Properties: building owners, architects, and designers select polished concrete as it decreases the need for interior lighting, as well as projects a clean, professional image.
- Extremely Low Life-Cycle Cost: annual maintenance costs and life cycle costs are typically a fraction of traditional floorcoverings or epoxy resinous floor coatings.
- Unaffected by Moisture Vapor Transmission Problems: a polished concrete floor will allow concrete slab moisture to transmit and “breathe”. Virtually all other floorcoverings, flooring adhesives, and resinous floor coatings are extremely sensitive and have strict moisture limitations.