Diamond polishing for concrete is a green, cost effective, and aesthetically pleasing solution. Polishing is suitable for refurbishing old concrete flooring or producing new durable, low-maintenance, high gloss installations.
Using metal bonded diamonds and resin bonded diamonds, concrete can become a beautiful finish to new and existing concrete floors. Operating planetary grinders, Abate and Associates will use the metal bonded diamonds to remove the “cream layer” to expose a small or large amount of aggregate (depending on the desired finished of the client).
Once Abate and Associates has opened the surface and honed the concrete with multiple metal bonded diamonds grits, we will begin the polishing process with resin bonded diamonds. After multiple steps with the resin bonded diamonds the concrete will have a concrete densifier applied and we will then continue to polish with additional resin bonded diamonds. Once we complete the steps to achieve the desired shine of the client, Abate and Associates will apply a polished concrete guard to protect the surface even further.
Concrete staining is an option during the concrete polishing process. Using water based stains, Abate and Associates can change the tone/colour of the concrete leaving a nice semi-transparent look. Professionals will have their opinions as to what stain works best (acid or water-base) but, ultimately it is the installer that must take into account the scope of work, environment and the service of the floor. This consideration will help in the selection of what kind of stain to use.