Concrete Surface Preparation
A flat, smooth, and clean finish.
Concrete Doesn't Always Cooperate - Let Us Flatten It For You
Any flooring option installed over concrete requires a smooth, flat, and clean substrate. In addition, there may be residual product leftover, including carpet glue, tile mastic, or epoxy paint. Old products must be completely removed for the new flooring product.
If you have loose concrete on the surface, we grind this off and get to a sound surface. Surface patching can fix imperfections. We utilize a series of joint fillers and patching compounds to make sure the floor is prepared per the flooring manufacturer’s requirements.
In special applications, large stock removal is required so that the new flooring installation will meet adjacent flooring. Terrazzo typically requires the removal of ¾” of concrete stock when installing in an existing building. The shaver can remove the stock necessary for the terrazzo or patching compounds.
Concrete Polishing - A long-lasting maintenance-free finish
Almost any structurally sound concrete floor, whether new or old, can be polished.
Because polishing is a multi-step process, customers can choose the level of polished concrete sheen, from satin to high-gloss, to meet their maintenance and aesthetic requirements. This versatility makes polished concrete an ideal flooring material for a variety of applications.
Common concrete polishing applications include:
- Large warehouses and warehouse outlets
- Retail stores
- Hotels and restaurants
- Office buildings
- Auto showrooms
- Private residences
- Pharmaceutical manufacturers
Not only are polished floors easy to clean because they require only occasional damp mopping, they also hold up well to heavy forklift and foot traffic. Additionally, they eliminate the need for messy waxes or coatings, as well as the associated labor, time, and expense to apply them.
ABC Concrete Cutting is dedicated to providing the highest quality of concrete grinding and polishing in the industry. Contact us for concrete grinding and polishing today.
Polished Concrete is a long lasting maintenance free finish that can harden the actual surface of your concrete floor, eliminating the need for coatings and sealers.
Want to project a bright, clean, professional image?
The high light reflectivity of polished concrete is an important benefit, especially for office buildings, hotels, restaurants, and other public facilities that require a professional look. Polished concrete floors are low-maintenance, as they are more durable and easier to clean than many flooring options.
Benefits to concrete polishing include:
- Polished concrete reduces lighting needs and improves natural lighting
- Polishing concrete makes old floors look new
- Polished Concrete flooring always meets and often exceeds OSHA standards for floors
- Ordinary cleaning removes blemishes from polished concrete floors
- Concrete polishing transforms porous concrete floors into tightened surfaces keeping fluids out
- Polished concrete floor eliminates dusting entirely
- Polished concrete floor areas can be put into service immediately after the process is complete