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Hiperfloor™ is a special kind of concrete floor process, specifically designed to enhance the beauty of your existing flooring, which makes them perfect for old concrete floors. Hiperfloor™ refers to the process, not the floor coating. Hiperfloor refines the concrete floor through grinding, polishing, and then applying chemicals. We have perfected three finishes to meet your varying needs. Hiperfloor™ was designed to make your concrete floors last, perform, and shine.
WHY POLISHED CONCRETE IS A GREAT CHOICE
Available in many colors
Available in three finishes: commercial, residential, and industrial
Easy to clean
Resistant to wear and spills
Minimal lifetime cost
Why We Love Husqvarna Hiperfloor™
With humble beginnings in Sweden, Husqvarna has come a long way since being founded as a musket manufacturer in 1689. We believe Husqvarna Hiperfloor™ is the best in concrete surface polishing systems. It affords amazing beauty, strength, and abrasion resistance. It is easy to clean and maintain, thus making the lives of homeowners and businesses easier.
As a Top Rated Local® concrete flooring company in Holbrook, we specialize in polished concrete. Polished concrete is basically a concrete floor that has been refurbished or refinished and made exceptionally beautiful. Concrete is by nature a green material, made of a conglomeration of rocks, small stones, and granite chips (or an aggregate), cement, water, and sand particles. Cement is a component on concrete; concrete is the finished product that is used in building materials in polished concrete floors.
Premier Polishing in Holbrook specializes in installing and maintaining polished concrete flooring. We also do power washing and sealed pavers as we strive to help you create beautiful floors both inside and outside your home. Below, we’ll explain the different types of polished concrete floorings you can choose from. Contact us today for a free quote!
TYPES OF POLISHED CONCRETE FLOORING
Polished concrete system
The polished concrete system is where concrete is ground using grinding tools to get the particles to the desired size. In general, the higher the grade of polished concrete, the larger the aggregate parts and and the shinier it becomes. Polishing your concrete surfaces allows you to erase minor imperfections and fill cracks till the surface is incredibly smooth. Once the desired polishing is complete, a penetrating sealer is applied that helps to protect the concrete surface and give it its shine. This is different than the other two types of polished concrete we’ll discuss below. A penetrating sealer is superior to a topical sealer. It will last longer; it won’t wear off or dull. It won’t ripple, or have roller marks or dust embedding it its surface. Because the concrete can breathe due to its lack of a topical sealer, issues such as peeling, bubbling and discoloration vanish. Thus, although true polished concrete is more costly upfront, it will last much longer and have less maintenance problems in the future.
Grind and seal system
This is the concrete industry speak for a concrete surface that has a clear coating system installed on the concrete floor. This floor, albeit is called polished concrete, is really just a coated concrete surface. Grind and seal grinds the concrete to remove imperfections as well and then is sealed to protect the surface from wear and tear. There are many options for the specific coating to be used, allowing a flooring that is completely customizable. The major advantage to this system is it is cheaper than true polished concrete that Premier Polishing offers, suing Husqvarna Hiperfloor™
Burnished acrylic system
If you’re looking for a go-between for actual polished concrete flooring and the grind and seal system, you’ve found it in the burnished acrylic system. The process is very similar to the other two processes. The concrete is ground down for exposure, grouted to correct the imperfections that will inevitably arise, treated and then polished with diamond tools to a fine grain. Then a topical acrylic sealer is applied, which is the protective coat to the polished concrete flooring. A cure period is required when a topical sealant is utilized.
FURTHER IDEAS TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR POLISHED CONCRETE FLOORING
Deciding on a concrete color for your polished concrete flooring is best done ahead of time, before the process begins. Most concrete suppliers use a standard mix of aggregate, sand, and cement. Specialty additions can be added to this to give you the desired color, which is virtually unlimited. These include oxide additions or polished objects or bits.
Finishing is what gives your polished concrete pop and shine. In general, the longer the finishing process, the shinier the polished concrete surface will be. There are three levels that are typically used for polished concrete finishing.
- Premium level polished concrete finish. Premium level polished concrete floor finish is the highest quality polished concrete finish. It is ground to the finest possible level and eliminates almost all imperfections in the floor. It is the shiniest and glossiest polished concrete flooring option. Being that is it processed to as close to perfection as possible, this polished concrete flooring option is the costliest and is usually reserved for showrooms, luxury homes, and retail spaces where the reflection of light is a priority.
- Standard level polished concrete finish. While not processed as much as the premium level polished concrete flooring, standard level polished concrete flooring still has great glossiness and comes with all of the amazing benefits of a polished concrete flooring treatment, such as stain-resistant, low maintenance, and slip resistant. With not as much refining, some of the imperfections in the concrete surface may be visible. However, for the budget conscious consumer, this is a high-quality polished concrete floor finish option.
- Basic level polished concrete finish. This basic level of polished concrete floor finish is considered a satin rather than a gloss. Still more imperfections in your concrete surface can be seen. The basic level of polished concrete finish is often chosen for areas where the qualities of polished concrete is more important, such as garage or basement flooring.
EXPOSURE LEVELS IN POLISHED CONCRETE
Exposure levels in polished concrete refers to the amount of aggregate that can be seen once the polishing is finished. Remember, aggregate is the tiny stones or granules that make up part of the concrete mix. Exposure level is dependent on how well the concrete was installed and what kind of finish it was given.
Exposure is a component of concrete flooring that is often ignored because many concrete surfaces are poured with the idea that they will be covered up by other flooring types or by carpet, making exposure an afterthought in the concrete flooring process. However, if in the future, you want to rip out your carpet and polish the underlying concrete surface, this lack of attention can be costly to fix in the future. There are three types of exposure in concrete surfaces:
- Zero exposure. Zero exposure in concrete means it has been processed the least. Only the top layer of concrete is removed before it is polished and sealed. Grouting is not a part of the zero exposure process, meaning any surface imperfections, cracks, or discolorations will be visible after polishing. Zero exposure polished concrete flooring can look amazing as long as the initial installation of the concrete was performed correctly. When performed incorrectly, the polished concrete result can be cracked, not flat, and have air bubbles or pockets.
- Partial exposure. The focus on partial exposure is to grout any cracks and yield a consistent result. It is the middle ground option for homeowners or business owners who want an amazing looking polished concrete flooring without the cost of a full exposure process.
- Full exposure. Full exposure involves grinding the concrete to the point the maximum amount of exposure of the stones is possible. Stones and aggregate are more easily polished and able to retain a high gloss finish. Thus, the more stones that are seen, the more beautiful your polished concrete flooring will be.
Polished Concrete in Holbrook offers the best polished concrete flooring using the Husqvarna Hiperfloor™ method, which yields the strongest concrete surface, the most durable, and the most aesthetically pleasing. The sky is the limit with regards to floor coloring and the finishes we offer (industrial, commercial, and premium) will make your polished concrete flooring shine. Contact us today for a free estimate!