Polished concrete is not only going to allow you to have concrete flooring that looks a lot shinier with little rock fragments or sparkles. It is actually a very reliable way to maximize your concrete structure’s lifespan. Overall it is not a process that is too complicated or excessively expensive. This makes it actually a great option. Especially for certain types of floors that are going to be more exposed to sunlight, rain and other effects of nature and everyday life. There are a couple of things that we would like to share with you about this process and how it is that we get it done.
Preparing The Ground
When we talked about it not taking so long to dry out and ultimately reach its final form so to speak, we were talking about two or three work days. On the first day of work what we are going to want to do is make sure that we seal and or smoothen out all of the cracks and minor imperfections that the original surface may have. This will allow the finished product to look that much better overall. Plus, it is a great way to make sure that cracks no longer play a role in the process.
Choosing The Color & Design
If you can believe it, this is the part that clients take the most time on. For the most part, we have a specific set of colors and rock fragments that we have in-house that we could use. So, if you are looking for a quick polished concrete process, you can pick one of those colors, and we can get started as soon as you say the word. If you are looking for a specific color or design, we can help you track it down from the different manufacturers that we work with.
Giving The Ground Time To Settle
The most important part of this whole process is allowing the area to settle-in correctly. From the first moment, where we may need to use certain chemicals to seal the cracks. We need to allow those to dry out so that we can continue with the process. If we are going to apply two coatings or more, we can get sloppy and just pour one over the other before it has dried out completely. We can cover extensive areas just as long as we follow all of the procedures correctly. This is where most do-it-yourself projects fail!
We Can Cover Large or Small Areas
We have actually implemented a polished concrete process on countertops. So you can imagine that the minimum project size that we take on is very small. We have also been able to handle major projects. That, have seen us polish large parking areas or even pedestrian-only areas. They work really well with polished concrete by the way. Obviously, the size of the project is going to have a substantial impact on the overall cost. At the end of the day though, you will be getting a fair price per square foot regardless of the size of the project!