At its core, concrete polishing is a set process that turns raw concrete into a shiny work of art. It begins by slowly rubbing fine abrasive diamonds on the surface to give it the desired smoothness. Each pass is a new grind level with finer diamonds to remove imperfections which results in a smooth exsposed stone aggregate surface fabric ready for polishing.
The Artistry of Shine:
The wonderful thing about polished concrete is its gloss finish. This gloss is achieved by a combination of mechanical grinding and the application of chemical densifiers. The concrete surface is polished to the point of reflecting light like shiny polished jewels. This results in a floor that is not only durable but also incredibly beautiful.
Polished concrete offers a wide range of possibilities. From aggregate (stone) exposure to a adding different stones or materials to the concrete such as shells or glass, and to decorative cut outs , design choices are limited only by your imagination. Dyes not only within the concrete but also added to the surface layer can be applied to your floor, turning the polished concrete into a vibrant work of art. These numerous properties make polished concrete ideally suited for a variety of environments including homes, offices, commercial buildings, and more.
Durability and Sustainability:
Your polished concrete flooring isn’t just visually appealing; It is also incredibly durable. The polishing process compacts the surface, making it harder and therefore resistant to abrasion, foot traffic and even impact. In addition, it is environmentally friendly; the use of concrete substrate means there is no need for additional materials. This is a very sustainable approach to modern design – and a consistent with our dedication to environmental sensitivity.
Maintenance Made Easy:
Contrary to popular belief, polished concrete floors are easy to maintain. Regular dusting and occasional water mops are usually enough to keep the shine intact. The curing process also helps reduce dust and eliminates the need for constant waxing or sealing.
The art of polishing concrete is a marriage of science, skill and creativity. It has a transformative ability to elevate space from ordinary to extraordinary, and the floor reflects not only light but also the essence of modern design. Whether you admire the fact it is shiny, durable or has a the ability to outlast design trends, polished concrete flooring is a testament to the ability to turn a useful material into a work of art.
Would you like to know more? Get in touch for a free quote for your diamond polished floor – contact us for details – we cover both the North or South Island on 0508-694-746, or visit our showroom and head office in Tauranga, NZ – NZ Grinders, Making a diamond from the rough