Did you know that there are ten to fifteen steps for polished concrete floors which are time consuming and can be very expensive? However, in terms of normal floor life, this is often the cheapest option as it requires little maintenance and does not require expensive coating replacements.
Mechanically polished concrete is strong, durable, and requires less maintenance. This polished concrete has a ground stone texture with a varnish that matches the granite, and that's how it's made. The polished concrete is very even and is poured as a special mixture for a more successful finish. This type of concrete does not show overall performance and looks almost uneven.
Polishing the concrete requires additional time and money, as well as the wear of the diamonds, to cut the floor with a concrete grinder until it is even. Often, to control the process of polished concrete floors, skill and experience are required, as well as the quality of the first concrete laying work.
Before the second, third, or fourth grinding process, polished concrete floors usually have a surface that has been chemically hardened. The chemicals used to harden the surface trigger a chemical reaction that fills the capillaries, making floors tougher and easier to polish. Even without a surface finish, these floors are tough and durable.
The top layer of the concrete paste showed millions of tiny air holes after the first concrete grinder had passed. This step is very important because if the holes are not filled prior to the drying process, unpleasant imperfections will be seen on the polished concrete floor.