Commercial Concrete Polishing
Polished concrete floors are the new rage in commercial and industrial facilities. This is due to the fact that they reflect overhead lighting and brighten indoor spaces, create an easy clean-up surface, and are insanely durable! At Zenith Painting and Coatings, our coating experts have more than 10 years experience in the field. We work efficiently and in a timely manner, reach out to us today!
At Zenith we strive to provide only the highest quality in concrete polishing.
We make sure every one of our polished floors meets or exceeds all forms of industry testing recognized by the Concrete Polishing Association of America (CPAA) including:
The distinction of Image (DOI) and Haze (As discussed in ASTM D40390)
Abrasion Resistance (As discussed in ASTM C944)
Slip Coefficient of Friction or SCOF (As discussed in ASTM C1028 & ANSI B101.1/B101.3)
Roughness Average or Ra (As discussed in ST-115 Surface Refinement Standard)
How it works
Polishing a concrete floor is like upgrading your old color TV to a new 1080p flat screen! Much like the resolution on a TV, you can start with a lower level of gloss & clarity and work your way up to a higher resolution with a more refined image and better clarity.
You can choose from our most basic polish of 400 grit (much like a Home Depot floor) or go all the way up to 3,000 grit where your floor will look similar to reflecting glass. Talk to a Zenith Professional to determine what level is necessary to get the effect you desire, and learn more about our concrete polishing here!
Our concrete polishing process has to be done in stages. It typically begins with a grinding process called “cutting the concrete” that removes the soft top layer, commonly known as the “cream layer” of the concrete, as preparation for the polish. This is done with a rough grit grinding disc (usually a 30 grit metal), slowly working our way up to a finer grit grinding disc. With every pass we make with a finer and finer grinding disc, the smoother the surface becomes.
Following the grinding process, we then begin to hone the concrete using what are often referred to as transitional or hybrid discs. As before, we start with a rougher grit pad and move to a finer grit pad with each pass.
Finally, we start making passes with resin polishing pads. We begin with the lowest level (400 grit resin polishing pads) and work our way up to the level of gloss and shine that you are hoping to achieve!
Our polishing team has the option to build on the polish levels from 400 grit, all the way up to 3,000 grit.