A polished concrete floor is a very popular choice these days. The polished concrete flooring can be made to look like many different types of flooring. It can have patterns and it can be tinted with different colors. The polished floor does not look like the concrete that people are used to. It is a much higher end product and it can serve many different purposes. The best way to get a great polished concrete floor in your home is to turn to a polishing concrete service. These professionals can come in and give you the flooring that you want. Before you choose a service to use it is important to know what to look for and what to expect.
Where to find one
The first thing that is needed is to find a good polishing concrete service to use. One of the best ways to do this is to turn to companies that offer both concrete polishing equipment and services. These are companies that will rent the equipment to the homeowner that wants to do this project on their own or will come in and do the work for the homeowner.
These businesses have a few advantages over other services. Some of the businesses that offer the services do this as a part of the other services they offer. They may or may not have all of the equipment they need. While the experience of the people that use the equipment will play a role in what the finished product looks like, the equipment and the supplies that are used will also play a vital role.
How do they do it?
It is also a good idea to understand the process that the polishing concrete service will use. The first step is to inspect the concrete and repair any cracks that are in it. It may also be necessary to level the concrete before starting to polish it. Once the polishing process begins, a series of abrasive materials should be used. The abrasive pads used with the equipment will get progressively smoother until the final polishing is needed. A sealer will be applied to the concrete after it has been polished. If there is color or patterns put into the concrete this should be done before the floor is sealed and finished. The final product will be something that the homeowner can enjoy for many years.
[November 10, 2014]