From ordinary concrete floors, you can make a very interesting, inexpensive and durable flooring that holds permanently by concrete polishing. Even when renovating the floor, sanding and polishing can be a way of repairing a concrete floor in need of renovation.
Polish Concrete Floor
In commercial buildings, exposed concrete is often planned from the outset as a very durable and durable floor covering. Another floor covering is not necessary.During production, care is also taken to ensure that the surface is a bit smoother.
An ordinary concrete floor can also be used as a floor covering, if you grind it first, and then polished to shine. Of fair-faced concrete then distinguishes him only the "ordinary" optics.
Ground concrete floor as a stylistic device
When it comes to obtaining the most discreet and deliberately sober-looking floor covering, a sanded concrete floor is very suitable. In the interior, this can also be a ground screed.
The floor is then very resistant to abrasion, has an interesting, but very subtle look due to the not quite uniform surface, and does not require baseboards.
For concrete, rock aggregate with a maximum grain size of 16 mm is generally used. When grinding and subsequent polishing of the concrete, the enclosed stone parts become visible and form an active, completely individual surface.
That makes the visual appeal of a polished concrete floor. He does not look the same at any point and is thus alive. Nevertheless, the look is subtle.
Advantages of the Polishing a Concrete Floor
Grinding and polishing a concrete floor and then use it as a floor covering has many benefits:
- The production of the floor is extremely inexpensive;
- the durable floor covering does not need to be replaced anymore and lasts permanently;
- you have a very resilient and abrasion-resistant floor;
- The floor looks very discreet;
- Grinding and polishing of floor can be done immediately after curing (no waiting time such as when laying tiles);
- Due to the possible omission of baseboards, a more balanced appearance is created when passing between wall and floor.
Concrete floors can get damaged over time. The elimination of these damages often succeeds only with grinding . This also prevents water or dirt from penetrating into the damaged floor and further or more deeply damaging the concrete floor.
The sanded concrete floor can then be ground even further, and then polished up. He gets so again a new look.
Protection and Sealing
To permanently protect a polished concrete floor, a seal is recommended. There are different products in the trade. It is recommended to use two-component products.
They consist of a hardener and a protective seal. The hardener penetrates deep into the concrete, compacts and hardens it also. This ensures even greater hardness, tightness, and resistance of the concrete.
The coating then prevents abrasion, dirt and surface damage caused by the use of the soil in everyday life. The danger of slipping by individual products should always be considered, especially in wet areas.
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