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Polished Concrete Floors – Exposed Aggregate

Polished concrete floors are undoubtedly beautiful. Polished concrete floors with exposed aggregate is a whole new ballgame! Regular polished concrete is a pretty straight forward job for us. When you start talking polished concrete floors with exposed aggregate, there are a few more things to consider.

This particular slab with polish concrete floors and exposed aggregate was completed in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The first thing we consider when creating an exposed aggregate floor is the age. Newer concrete has a tendency to be a little harder, so it could take longer to expose the proper amount of aggregate. Newer concrete is anywhere from 3 months to 10 years. Depending on the original PSI of the concrete, it could be extremely hard.

There are lots of options when it comes to exposing aggregate for polished concrete floors. We can grind the floor wet. We can use extremely aggressive diamonds during the initial grind. We can even use chemicals to help soften the concrete before we even put a grinder on it.

This particular slab was much easier than any of those options. We waited for 4 days after the slab was poured and then we went to work. The concrete was just hard enough to create the perfect exposed aggregate polished concrete.

If we had waited for the full 28-day cure, the house would have been fully framed and the amount of work required to obtain such a beautiful exposed aggregate polish would have increased enormously.

Once the slab was completely polished, we had a pretty awesome surprise waiting for us after dark. We’ll explain more in a different post.

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Glossy Floors has been in the concrete industry since 1987

Our services include:

Polished Concrete Floors
Stained Polished Concrete Floors
Epoxy Flooring

We service commercial, industrial and residential customers in Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Texas.

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Some of our happy customers include: Ashley Furniture, Price Cutter, Sav A Lot, U-Haul, Walmart, Sam’s Club, University of Arkansas, John Brown University, Lyon College, Holiday Inn, Allstate, Starbucks, PODS, Lewis and Clark, Subway, the United States Military and literally hundreds of other customers turned friends. Let Glossy Floors be your polished concrete floors company and get the most durable floor on the planet.