Professional Concrete Polishing & Sealing Ltd. - Serving Ottawa, Montreal, Kingston & Surrounding Areas
(Polissage de béton) for concrete is a relatively recent
concept in construction industry. Polishing is suitable for refurbishing
old concrete flooring or producing new durable, low-maintenance,
high gloss installations.
process provides cost-effective flooring option that can accommodate
tight budgets and creative design.
How does the process
Walk-behind grinding machines with rotating diamond-abrasive heads
remove the surface layer of the concrete and achieve a fine polish.
Progressively finer diamond-abrasive segments are used, starting
with very coarse grinding abrasives that remove thickness quickly,
and moving to metal-bonded diamond heads. From there, resin-bonded
diamonds achieve various degrees of polishing up to highly reflective
point in the grinding process, sodium silicate (or a related siliconate)
is applied to the floor to densify, or harden, the concrete. The
solution is absorbed into the concrete matrix, filling the pores.
Chemically, the silicate reacts with the calcium hydroxide in the
concrete to produce calcium silicate hydrate. Potassium silicate,
lithium silicate, and various siliconates are also used in other
proprietary formulations. After the silicate infuses into the concrete,
it crystallizes in place. Then the polishing continues. Color of
various shade can me impregnated into the surface providing vibrant
and unique translucent tones.
Then final concrete enhancement is applied to the surface. Hybrid
inorganic / organic Nano lithium surface treatments are the latest
trend nowadays. Concrete enhancers additionally seal concrete floors,
producing a very hard, dust repellent, chemical resistant and water
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HTC grinders HTC
known to be the best tools in the industry. Each machine equipped
with one large drive disk that rotates in one direction, with several
smaller heads mounted on it that rotate in the opposite direction.
The result is that the diamond abrasives travel randomly over a
large diameter, producing a flatter grind and better aesthetic finish.
Our company has variety of grinders from light industrial HTC-500's
( grinding pressure of 270 lbs) to heavy duty HTC-800 HD's
(grinding pressure 620 lbs).
of concrete polishing is carried out in technically advanced "water-free"
and "dust-free" environment where any airborne dust is
collected by HTC
dust extractors eliminating up to 99.96% dust of
to architectural specification the concrete surface can be colored
with solvent based translucent penetrating dye concentrates, water-based
stains or acid stains creating a range of affects from subtle earth
tones to vivid hues.
We offer a wide selection of decorative colors which correspond
to fashion concepts and compliment aesthetic choice. Suggested
dye and stain
charts provide a variety of color options to enhance the look of
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polished floors last longer than conventional concrete floors, cost
less and a better looking eco-friendly alternative versus old-fashioned
waxing, vinyl or urethane paint.
As the only licensed applicator of Induroshine
polishing system in Eastern Ontario we recommend to watch step-by-step
concrete polishing / hardening / sealing process in the following
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systems Induroshine or RetroPlate have the following
concrete is harder than any other floor finishes
Treated surface protects
against oil spillage and contaminants
Resists tire marks
from cars and trucks
Surface is up to
53% more wear resistant than untreated concrete
Dramatic visual appearance
with great reflection
cycle - average of 8 to 12 years / industrial and 25 to
40 years / residential
polishing (Polissage de béton) is recommended for commercial
and retail stores, industrial areas, offices, manufacturing plants,
car dealerships, warehouses and any dust sensitive areas like food
processing plants, restaurants, airports, hospitals and many other
customers enjoy practical beauty and everlasting durability of in-house
polished concrete floors in living rooms, bathrooms, garages, basements
or any other home areas designing concept will usher to.
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