As a Top Rated Local® concrete flooring company on Long Island, Premier Polishing specializes in polished concrete. Polished concrete is a concrete floor that has been refurbished or refinished and made exceptionally beautiful. Concrete is by nature a green material, made up of a conglomeration of aggregate (i.e. crushed gravel, recycled concrete, sand, fly-ash etc.), portland cement and water.
TYPES OF POLISHED CONCRETE FLOORING
Polished Concrete System
The polished concrete system is where concrete is grinded to get the concrete aggregate to the desired size. More grinding results in more aggregate exposed; more polishing results in a shinier surface. Polishing your concrete surface erases minor imperfections and fills cracks, making the surface incredibly smooth. Once the desired polishing is complete, a penetrating guard is applied that protects the concrete surface and gives it shine.
- Lasts longer
- Less maintenance
- Won’t dull over time
- No ripples/roller marks
- No peeling or bubbling
- Prevents discoloration
Grind and Seal System
This is a concrete industry term for a clear coating system applied to a concrete surface. This floor, sometimes referred to as polished concrete, is really just a coated concrete surface. Premier Polishing would grind the concrete to remove imperfections and other coatings, and then seal it to protect the surface from wear and tear. In this system there are many coating options, allowing floors to be completely customizable. A major advantage of this system is it’s affordability.
Seal and Burnished System
If you’re looking for a go-between of 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 except the seal and burnish system heats the sealer when applied to decrease curing time. The concrete is grinded down for exposure, grouted to correct imperfections (that will inevitably arise), treated, and then polished with diamond tools. A topical acrylic sealer is then applied, which provides the protective coating to the polished concrete flooring. After a short curing period, your floors will be ready to work and impress!