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What is concrete polishing and why you need it?

Though not as traditional as the hardwood or special like the marble floor. The concrete floors are quickly growing in popularity around the country. Because of their versatility and durability. They can be dyed, stained, and even painted, before being sealed. Concrete flooring give you the ability to create just about any look that you want. For example, if you want to update the “looks” of your aged floor, the easiest solution is to polish the concrete. 

How to polish concrete floor?

In order to determine whether the polished concrete floor procedure is best suitable. We need to evaluate the condition of the floor. Our team of polished concrete experts will examine the condition of the floor and will advise which option is best suitable.

We make sure that our teams are highly trained, thus you can rely on their advise. They can confirm whether only polishing and concrete buffing will do the job and no grinding service is needed.

 

Polishing and Buffing

The actual polish procedure is done by one or two floor technicians using special flooring machines and detergents. For the past years the concrete buffing machines were updated rapidly. Thus we make sure use only high end equipment. Then we can ensure great results for your concrete surface. Our technicians are trained on regular bases to keep up with the latest standards in our industry.

We will start with cleaning of the floor and removing tiny small part of the top layer of the floor. Once the floor is open our concrete polisher will continue with buffing the floor and will complete the works with proper sealing.

Please note that the concrete polished procedure is suitable for floors in good and fair condition. Meaning they are no deep scratches, dings, etc and the floor is not a part of high traffic area.

⚠️ NOTE: Based on our experience we suggest to leave this process on the professionals, as using the wrong equipment, detergents or cleaning methods may damage your floor permanently.

 

 

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Concrete Grinding and Polishing

Anyone who has ever set foot on concrete knows that it is rarely naturally smooth and shiny. In order to smooth out the surface to perfection and prepare it for polishing. Or if the floor has not been maintained in long time and they are lots of imperfections, such as holes, deep scratches, dings. Then the you must invest in concrete grinding.

The process allows you to smooth away damage of any kind and unevenness caused by the concrete-laying process. Whether you need a concrete surface to be prepared for polishing, staining, painting, or dying, or you simply want to remove chips, unevenness, or damage from the floor, our concrete grinding services can do it all.

Here we step up with our high end grinding machines and we take up to 3mm of the top of the floor. Once the grinding process is completed the next step is for our concrete polishers to start. Getting concrete to shine and maintaining it requires professional polishing services.

When you hire our company, you will get floor that are as shiny as they are functional and durable. Our experts use the right products and machines:

            ✔Professional concrete grinding and polishing equipment
            ✓3 step restoration using diamond pads
            ✔Pet friendly chemicals
            ✓Proper concrete maintenance products

Our polished concrete specialists London will make sure your concrete surfaces are completed beautifully and quickly. Whether you need shiny floors restored to their original shine or you want dull floors polished for the first time, we are here to help!

 

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Concrete floor maintance

While perhaps not as popular as other types of flooring. The maintenance process for concrete floors is largely the same. If you floor is not in high traffic are both standard procedures – concrete buffing and polishing service can help your floors to continue looking as beautiful and as lustrous as the day they were laid.

However if your floor is in high traffic area, then based on our experience we suggest to go with Diamond pad polishing for the maintenance process of your concrete flooring. The main reason is that the diamond pad polishing is more durable.

 

Below you can find couple guidelines on how to properly maintain your polished concrete floors:

By following these steps, you can help to maintain the appearance and integrity of your concrete floor for many years to come:

  1. Regularly clean the floor to remove dirt, dust, and debris. Use a broom or vacuum to remove any loose particles, and then mop the floor with a mixture of warm water and a mild detergent to remove any remaining dirt or grime.
  2. Avoid exposing the polished floor to excessive moisture, as this can cause the concrete to become weakened or damaged over time. Use mats or rugs near entrances and in high-moisture areas to help protect the concrete from water damage.
  3. Repair any cracks or damage in the concrete as soon as they are discovered. Use a concrete patching compound to fill in any cracks or holes, and then smooth the surface to create a seamless repair. Please note that this step is best to be performed by professional. Thus you can contact us and we can safely fix your polished concrete in no time.
  4. Apply a concrete sealer to the floor on a regular basis to protect the surface from wear and tear, and to help maintain its shine and appearance.
  5. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning products on the concrete, as these can damage the surface and cause it to become discolored or weakened over time.

How often you should maintain your floor?

Our answer is 1 -2 times per year, however please keep in mind that again it depends on the traffic and usage of the floor. Thus in some cases you may need to clean it more often. Please note that if maintained properly the concrete may last lifetime. Our floor cleaning experts are highly trained in floor concrete maintenance and will their best to keep the best look of your floor.

Polished concrete worktops

Using polished for your worktop or kitchen countertop is great choice. As this is extremely durable and great looking material. However as with all other materials, there is a time for deep cleaning, polishing or maintenance. Since the kitchen worktops are used quote often in one house hold its unavoidable for marks, scuffs, scratches and stains damages to appear with time.

Depending on the damage of your concrete worktop, we can offer you different types of services. This will range from simple cleaning, concrete buffing or complete concrete worktop restoration. Our restoration specialist will choose the most suitable and efficient polishing method and will advise you of its advantages. Thus you will be advises of all stages of the process.

Once we are done with the cleaning, buffing or restoration process we will proceed most important step. This is the final step – which is proper sealing of your worktop. We use durable highly efficient sealants which are completely safe for your family and your pets. The sealing will prevent small damages and will keep the surface looking like new for much longer period of time.

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Polished concrete for residential and commercial properties

Concrete polishing is a process that involves grinding down the concrete surface in order to create a smooth, shiny finish. Our team is trained to provide:

 

Polished concrete for commercial properties

The polished concrete is extremely hard wearing floor and with proper care can last for many year. That is why many commercial properties do have concrete flooring. For our commercial customers we offer service with high durable high grade detergents and materials. Together with our high quality professional equipment we guarantee professional service with great results for:

  • Warehouse
  • Shopping malls
  • Office buidings
  • Schools
  • Showroom
  • Restaurants
  • Retails stores
  • Hotels
  • Airports

Polished concrete for residential properties

Many of our customers took the advantage of polished concrete in their home. Our service can help you to revive old concrete with a low-maintenance and high-gloss application. The process is affordable long lasting and perfectly suitable for:

  • Patio
  • Garage
  • Kitchen work top
  • Flooring
  • Pool
  • Basement

Benefits of using our professional concrete polishing services?

Both grinding and polishing are necessary maintenance for a concrete floor. Especially if you want to keep it looking as beautiful and as clean as possible. Damage happens. With use, shine begins to wear away. Our concrete polishers are highly trained to know and understand what products, tools, methods and detergents to use. And more importantly – how to use them in order to quickly restore your floor to its very best appearance.

In addition to our service you we will provide you with bonus. This professional cleaning detergents that you can use to clean and maintain your floor or kitchen worktop. You will receive professional instructions on how to use it as well.

On top of our professional services, we are dedicated to handling every job with the very best customer service. We are excited to work with you! To book your concrete polishing, buffing or grinding services, contact us today!

Top frequently asked questions about concrete polishing.

Q: Is concrete polishing dusty?
A: Although we are using the latest equipment for polishing, there is some dust to be expected.

Q: Will you protect the furniture and my belongings or we should do that?
A: Thats is up to you, if you wish you can cover your belongings or move them to another room. If not we will do that for you. Our team always make sure that everything is properly covered, thus no damage will be done.

Q: Do you provide free quote?
A: Our quotes and floor estimates are always free.

Q: How much does it cost to polish concrete?
A: The price for polishing depends much on the condition and type of your concrete. For example that price range is £70.00 – £150.00 per sq.m.

Q: Are all concrete surfaces suitable for polishing?
A: Unfortunately not all concrete surface is suitable for polishing. That depends much of the thickness of the concrete and the type of concrete used.

Q: Are you able to polish exterior concrete stairs?
A: Yes, our polished concrete stairs exterior service will make bring your stairs and steps back to their original condition.

Q: Do you offer polished concrete flooring samples?
A: Yes, we do provide polished concrete flooring samples. Then our customer are able to see the expected result.

Q: Is only cleaning polished concrete countertops sufficient?
A: Depending on the current condition of your countertops cleaning may be sufficient. If not then we will suggest more appropriate service. Such as concrete countertop grind.

Q: Do you offer offer outdoor polished concrete service?
A: Yes, our service include polished concrete in external and internal areas. Our polished concrete prices are very affordable. Please contact us with details for your project.

Q: Are you able to add non slip coating on polished concrete?
A: Yes, we can add non slip coating for polished floor or other concrete surface.

Q: Does polished concrete stain?
A: The concrete surface is very durable materials and its very effective against stains. However in the stain/spillage is left for long period of time it may resolve in concrete stain. The good news is that we do provide polish with grit abrasive disc for stained floors.

Q: Are you able to polish concrete with underfloor heating.
A: Yes, we are able to polish concrete with underfloor heating, however the depth of the concrete must be at least 100mm. Otherwise the floor may crack.

Q: Does polished concrete scratch easy?
A: Although the concrete surface is super strong. It possible to scratch, the most common suspect for causing the concrete scratches usually are the grit or pebbles caught in shoes.

Q: How long does the shine on polished concrete last?
A: That depends much on two main factors. One is the traffic over the floor. For example the commercial floors are loose their shine much faster that the residential ones. The next important factor is how often and how you you maintain the floor.

Q: How long after laying the concrete are you able to polish it?
A: Depending on the concrete used and the atmospheric conditions the min period will range from 3- 5 weeks.

Q: How long polished floor last?
A: The concrete surface is very durable if maintained properly will easily last a lifetime.

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