Polished Concrete: Looks Great, Saves You Money
Polished Concrete is a very nice, low maintenance floor and saves the building owner a lot of money versus a coating system floor.
As a building owner, polished concrete provides you with the following benefits:
The advantages over a coated floor make polished concrete the far superior choice.
Meeting Your Budget and Your Concrete Polishing Needs
At Concrete Floor Systems, we provide our customers with a choice of systems to meet their needs. Based on client budget and expectations, we guide you through the process of selecting a concrete polished system that will work best for you.
If you’d like to learn more about our work and our clients, be sure to view our portfolio. It contains links to just some of the Denver metro customers who are satisfied with our work.
Why You Should Choose Us for Your Concrete Floor
Polishing Concrete: The Process
We go the extra mile to ensure that our clients are completely satisfied with the polished concrete services that we provide.
When the concrete slab cures, it creates a soft layer on the concrete which needs to be ground off. The concrete polisher will use a concrete grinder that has diamond polishing pads to remove this soft layer on top of the surface. If not ground off properly from the top of the concrete slab, the concrete polish will not last.
Once the concrete floor is cleaned up (1st grit is always the most important), it is then a series of finer and finer grits to create the polished concrete floors.
Another part of the process is the chemical hardeners, which will make the concrete dust-proof and also chemical densify the concrete. This leads us to the most important part of the process – the mechanical densifying of the concrete with diamond abrasions.
The result is a low-maintenance, cost saving floor that our clients love.
Dyes and Stains for Your Floor
As part of the process, we can add dyes, acid stains and even logos to your concrete floor as part of the overall concrete floor polishing process. While polished concrete floors look fantastic on their own, you can add a bit of color to really make your floor pop.
Where We Provide Our Concrete Services
We are based in Denver, Colorado, but serve all cities in Colorado as well as many states within the Mountain West. Our concrete polishing service area includes – but is not limited to – the following Colorado cities and states.
Commercial, Industrial, Retail and Government Floors
Commercial, industrial, retail and governmental clients are our specialty. There are not polishing jobs that are too big for our team to handle. We’ll meet the required specs for your concrete floor and you’ll have a low maintenance concrete floor for years to come.
We can also use dyes to get you the exact color you desire for your concrete flooring.
Polished Floors for Residential Properties
Getting the concrete floor in your home polished certainly adds an elegant touch and can be an important element in interior design. The reflective surface can really be eye-catching.
Most of the concrete jobs we do are for larger clients that have floors with huge service areas and very specific grit requirements. However – we do occasionally come out and do polishing of a customer’s floor at their home. These would typically be residences with extremely large concrete floors. To learn if we’re a good fit, get in touch.
Concrete Polishing Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re looking to hire a concrete polishing provider, here are a list of questions that you should ask to make sure that you’ll have the best possible outcome for concrete floor project.
What will be the DOI and Gloss Reading on the floor after you are done?
They should be able to provide you with a detailed answer. If they don’t know what DOI and Gloss Reading are, make sure to hire another polisher ASAP
Is the polisher they using a heavy head pressure machine?
The polisher should be using a heavy head pressure machine weighing at least 1,000 lbs.
Where does the polisher get his diamonds from?
There is a wide variability in diamond quality depending on what country you get your diamonds form. We tend to find that diamonds sourced from South Korea and Bulgaria tend to be of very high and consistent quality. Diamonds from China tend to be of inferior quality in our experience. As a result we won’t use diamonds from China.
How skilled are the polisher's craftsman?
An experienced polisher will know how to read the floor and move the machine at the correct pace and speed. Every concrete floor is different. A skilled polisher knows that you can’t treat every concrete floor the same as there is a large variation from slab to slab and even from pour to pour.
Have you seen any of the polishers floor after 3 years to see if they are holding up?
Unfortunately, there is no shortage of unqualified concrete polishers. Often times, these low-quality polishers come in with the lowest bids. The end result is that you get what you pay for. The work is of poor quality, and needs to be re-worked. We are called to “fix” poor quality work quite often.
How many times does the polisher apply the dye?
They should be applying the dye twice
Are they doing all edges, door jams and inside corners as part of their bid?
This is a must for a job done right
What is the densifying criteria the polisher is using?
The polisher needs to densify to full rejection.
To learn more or get a quote, call us (303) 495-5692 or use the form below.