Depending on the type of grit you use when polishing your concrete floors, the results can vary between a matte and a mirror-like finish. Polished concrete is an increasingly popular flooring material for all sorts of businesses. It is a cheaper, more long-lasting alternative to materials like marble, tile, wood, and linoleum. Polished concrete is basically a concrete floor that has been refurbished or refinished and made exceptionally beautiful. If you are wanting a lustrous, modern-looking floor that will last for an indefinite amount of time and that is able to continue on undamaged despite high levels of foot traffic, polished concrete might be the flooring solution for you. Today’s post dives into detail about the options you have with polished concrete when it comes to the degree of shine. Premier Polishing can polish your concrete floors to whichever level you desire. If you are in Holbrook, then contact us today to get your free quote!
Achieving Different Levels of Polished Concrete Floors
The diamond grit level of the polishing process goes from level 1 to level 4. The floor polishing industry breaks down the process of polishing concrete into two different categories: grinding and polishing. Today’s blog is focused only on the polishing side of things; on the process of getting the polish of your choosing. Let’s begin!
Level 1 is a polish that can be obtained with a grinding grit of less than 100. This flat polish will appear slightly hazy, with little if any clarity on the reflection.
Level 2 is a stain polish that is achieved with a 400-grit resin bond. This low sheen-finish will give a low-luster matte finish.
When you do an 800-grit and up polishing you achieve a semi-polished look for your concrete. The sheen will be much higher here than level 2, and the light will start to be clearly reflected.
Level 4 is the maximum level of polish, producing high shine, reflection, and clarity. At this level of polish, your concrete floor may appear wet from different angles. Level 4 is achieved with a 3000-grit buffer.
What Kind of Polished Concrete is Right for You?
Deciding what level of polished concrete is right for you depends on the type of business you have and the type of exposure the floors will have. However, the main difference between the levels of polish is simply in appearance. For example, a car dealership may want the maximum level of shine to showcase their cars, while you want your restaurant to have a more matte finish to match the rest of the tone. Whatever level of polish you choose for your concrete, Premier Polishing in Holbrook has you covered. Our team uses the Hiperfloor™ process to enhance the beauty of your concrete floors. You can rely on Premier Polishing to make your floor last, perform, and shine for many years to come. Call us today to get your free estimate! We also do power washing and sealed pavers — providing you with a complete solution to all your concrete flooring improvement needs.