Compare a polished concrete floor to a wooden panel. It’s use can be practical, but if you look for a finer finish, you have to grind and varnish that wood.
The same happens with concrete. It has been used for many years, mostly for structures, but also for floors, but there are some drawbacks that we will discuss later.
Polished concrete is obtained by a process of grinding and polishing the surface using abrasive pads, to achieve a smooth finish.
The final step is to seal the floor with a concrete sealer, and here there are two main types:
- Superficial sealer
- Penetrative sealer
Both sealers have different characteristics, at BECOSAN® we use sealers that penetrate into the core of the concrete and seal the concrete pores, this is more effective than surface sealers which lose their effectiveness through surface abrasion.
Polished concrete delivers the following features:
- High gloss finish
- Dense and hard surface
- Resistant to machinery traffic
- Ease of maintenance
In this short video you can see the last step of the BECOSAN® treatment and you can see for yourself the high gloss finish of the floor