Polished concrete floors are quite popular among homeowners these days. They are not only easier to clean but also affordable in comparison to other flooring options available in the market.
Polished epoxy concrete flooring is a versatile material, it can be customised in its appearance, using exquisite quarts, aggregates, and colours to achieve a one-of-a-kind ambience.
Technically, epoxy is a particular kind of resin that comes from the by polymerization of epoxides. Epoxies are typically employed as adhesives and coatings.
Specifically, epoxy is a thermosetting resin proficient in forming tightly linked cross-polymer structures. Epoxy is distinguished by its toughness and durable adhesion, especially when used for floor coatings.
Epoxy concrete flooring can be used in residential and in both commercial buildings
Polishing concrete floors isn’t a child’s play, and it includes a number of steps.
You need to put your best foot forward to get your desired results.
If you don’t know how to polish a concrete floor, you’re in the right place. We’ve put together all the steps necessary to complete the polishing process with the greatest accuracy.
Before you start the process, make sure you have the following things at your disposal: dustpan, broom, water, mild detergent, mop and bucket, vacuum, floor grinder, concrete finish, and polishing disks with 250-grit or higher.
Step 1. Clean the Surface
You need to clean the floor thoroughly before applying polish. You can use a broom to get rid of dirt and debris. Gather all the dirt at one place to remove it with either a vacuum or a dustpan.
Step 2. Mop the Floor
Pour some water into the mop bucket and add mild detergent. Mop the floor with utmost care to clean any residual dirt and debris.
While mopping the floor, be sure to pay special attention to mild stains, which are easily removed by a few wipes. Allow the floor to dry completely before you start polishing.
Step 3. Start Polishing with a Coarse Grit Disk
The next step is to use a coarse grit polishing disk to eliminate stubborn stains and make the rough surface as smooth and even as possible.
Start from one side of the floor, and use circular motions to cover the entire flooring area thoroughly. While polishing with a coarse grit disk, it’s crucial that you avoid overlays as you proceed.
Step 4. Use Fine Grit
After polishing with a coarse grit polishing disk, it’s time to use a fine grit disk using circular motions to work equally well on the entire floor.
As already mentioned above, overlapping creates seams and so you want to avoid overlapping as much as possible to achieve better results. Fine grit disk is used to get rid of any residual stains that are difficult to remove.
Your floor should look uniform and clean after the rounds of coarse grit and fine grit.
Step 5. Use the Finest Grit (the one that measures 1500)
A polishing disk with the finest grit is used in the end to give your concrete floor a glass-like sheen. You are supposed to use this disk the same way you did with earlier polishing disks. But you need to overlap your circles this time to get a beautiful finish.
Step 6. Apply Concrete Floor Polish for an Extra Sheen
Finally, use the floor grinder to add concrete floor polish to the whole surface. Congrats! You’ve successfully completed polishing your concrete floor. It’s simple, isn’t it?
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