You may have heard about polished concrete floors, but you may also be asking yourself, “What is polished Concrete?” The short answer is surprisingly simple. The long answer may take a little more time. Either way, if you would like to know “what is polished concrete?”, you’ve come to the right place.
What Is Polished Concrete?
Polished concrete floors are the act of grinding a concrete floor with special diamonds, starting at a lower grit, and eventually ending up with a much higher grit. In our case, Glossy Floors starts the polishing process using low numbered metal diamonds, i.e., 20, 40, 80 or 150 grit. We complete the process by using resin diamonds, i.e., 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500 and 3000.
We call them “metal” diamonds because the matrix that holds the diamonds in place is made of metal. We call them “resin” pads because the matrix that holds them together is made of resin. We also carry a wide variety of other diamond tooling for concrete floors that have different requirements.
It’s been our experience that no 2 concrete floors will ever be the same.
When asking the question, “What is polished concrete?”, we like to use sanding wood as an example. We find that even if you have never sanded wood before, you have a basic understanding of how it’s done.
Starting with the lowest grit sandpaper required, you eventually start using higher and higher grits until the desired look is achieved. The process is exactly the same when it comes to polishing concrete floors.
We’ve created an excellent guide on how to polish concrete. It goes in-depth to explain what you should expect when Glossy Floors comes out to polish your concrete floors.
For more information on our polished concrete flooring services (Or to find out more about “What is polished concrete?”), please feel free to contact us at any time.
If you would like to see how your floor would look with polished concrete, visualize your polished concrete floors with our polished concrete visualization tool. After visualizing, you may be asking yourself “How quickly can I get my floors polished?” instead of “What is polished concrete?”
Glossy Floors proudly offers the following services: Polished Concrete, Stained polished concrete, epoxy flooring, coating removal, surface prep and concrete leveling.
We serve the following cities (In Arkansas: Rogers ) in Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Springdale, Arkansas, Rogers, Arkansas, Bentonville, Arkansas, Bella Vista, Arkansas, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Fort Smith Arkansas, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, (In Missouri) Neosho, Missouri, Joplin, Missouri, Springfield, Missouri, Branson, Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, (In Oklahoma) Muldrow, Oklahoma, Tulsa, Oklahoma (In Texas) Houston, Texas, Dallas, Texas and anything in between. As long as the concrete project is in Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri or Kansas, we would be honored to work on your concrete project.
Glossy Floors is the premier concrete contractor for Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri and Kansas and we want to be your concrete polishing company. Let us help you with your next polished concrete floors.
A short list of Glossy Floors clients since 1987: Ashley Furniture Homestore, Price Cutter, Sav-A-Lot, Starbucks, University of Arkansas, John Brown University, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Lewis and Clark, Subway, Allstate, PODS, Lyon College and Holiday Inn. Glossy Floors will be happy to proved references upon request.
Now, when someone asks you, “What is polished concrete?”, you’ll be able to tell them with confidence.