Polished concrete is one of the most eco-friendly floor systems on the face of the earth. Not only is polished concrete eco-friendly but it’s become the floor system of choice for hotels, retail, commercial, industrial facilities as well as high rises because of its durability and maintenance options. These floors also work in restaurant kitchens, schools, hospitals, and even homes. If you are located in NYC, it’s important to have a contractor that understands polished concrete and the steps involved in a true polish.
Polished concrete is created through honing the concrete. This means grinding the concrete down over and over again. A polished concrete floor can require anywhere from 6 to 12 passes from an industrial grinding machine with finer and finer diamond blades every pass over the concrete surface. In order to execute a proper polished concrete floor, your flooring company has to have the right equipment, technology, skilled labor and process. The end result is a beautiful floor system that is tough, durable, safe, easy to maintain, and aesthetically appealing.
Why choose Southside For your next Polished Concrete Project in NYC?
Every concrete floor is different and in manhattan, a lot of the buildings were built over 100 years ago. After our first phone conversation we collect information about your floor and start to understand the integrity of the concrete. We ask questions like, is there an existing coating on the floor? Has there ever been carpet on the floor? Is there glue, mastic or tiles that need to be removed? All of this information allows us to assess the floor and understand the machines and scope of work to get a perfect polish on your floor. concrete is a material usually made out of the combination of rocks, granite chips and river stones mixed with cement binder (either calcium sulfate or limestone) and water. Polished concrete in New York is a surface that is smooth surface and often decorative in nature.
Transforming concrete into polished concrete requires treating the concrete floor surface in your NYC establishment with a concrete densifier (chemicals that fill the pores of a concrete surface and make it harder). During the concrete grinding process. The floor surface is then prepared and allowed to dry. We then continue to grind the surface until the desired finish is achieved.
The level of sheen of polished concrete is measured by its grade and finish. A higher grade polished concrete in Nyc has more exposed aggregates and a higher gloss polish.