Concrete Polishing FAQ

Below is where you can find answers to the most commonly asked questions about concrete polishing services in Texas. If you still have questions or concerns, give us a call today.

What Is Concrete Polishing?

Concrete polishing is a multi-step process that converts old or damaged concrete floors into a beautifully sleek and shiny surface. After fixing any cracks or damage, our team will use the highest quality materials and equipment to grind the concrete surface and polish it for a glossy finish. The process is similar to sanding wood and grinds the surface to reveal a shiny, mirror-like finish. There are countless design, color, and pattern options as well as sealants and additives.

What Is the Concrete Polishing Process?

The concrete polishing process consists of several steps that may vary depending on the desired design. First, we will examine the pre-existing concrete for any cracks, crumbling, or damage to determine the condition of the floor. After completing any repairs, we will complete a multitude of steps that include grinding the floor to their perfect shine. During these steps, we can apply a variety of coatings, colors, or designs. Each step of the process is crucial to achieve a shiny, less-porous surface.

How Long Will A Polished Concrete Floor Last?

Polished concrete floors are extremely durable and designed to last for well over 20 years. The concrete polishing process is permanent and will be able to stand up to even the most demanding needs. The lifespan of the floor will depend on the environment and amount of traffic, as some residential applications may last longer than those in demanding, industrial areas.

What Kind Of Maintenance Is Required For Polished Concrete?

Maintaining a polished concrete floor is simple, making them popular in both commercial and residential settings. Mimcon provides homeowners and industrial businesses with quality concrete polishing that can stand up to demands with no need for additional waxing or sealing.
There are no expensive cleaners or equipment needed to keep your polished concrete floor looking sleek and cleaning time is minimal. It is recommended to dust mop the floor each day to remove any dust or grit from the surface. You can also wet mop the floor to remove grime or clean spills. Be sure to clean spills promptly to avoid staining the floor's surface.

Can Concrete Polishing Remove Oil Stains?

Each concrete floor is unique and will need to be examined by a team of professionals to determine the damage and repairs that need to be completed prior to the process. Before polishing your floor, we will degrease the floor to minimize stains if necessary. However, as a general rule concrete polishing alone will not lift or remove stains.

Can I Add Color To Polished Concrete?

There are a variety of different colors, designs, and coatings that can be added to your polished concrete. Reach out to us today for a free estimate and to discuss your specific flooring needs!

What Are The Benefits of Polished Concrete?

There are many benefits of having a polished concrete floor in residential, commercial, and industrial environments. Some of these incredible benefits include:

  • Durability to high foot-traffic and chemical or oil spills
  • Water and slip-resistant
  • Increased lifespan
  • Cost-effective

Can Damaged Concrete Be Polished?

Nearly any concrete surface can be polished, as long as there is no structural damage. When installing a polished concrete floor, any cracks, holes, or issues will be addressed and fixed prior to polishing the concrete. If there is extensive damage to the concrete, it may not be able to receive polishing services.

Why Does Concrete Crack?

All concrete can become cracked or damaged. There are steps that can be taken to minimize this but it is not possible to avoid cracking completely. Using a correct ratio of concrete to water or installing control joints are great options to prevent cracking, but there is no sure guarantee. Concrete can crack due to too much water in the mixture and improper installation. Concrete absorbs moisture which can cause it to expand and become damaged with heat or freezing temperatures.

Can All Concrete Be Polished?

Any structurally sound concrete can be polished regardless of age. It is recommended to work on concrete that has been in place for at least 30 days to ensure it is completely cured. Having your concrete inspected prior to polishing is crucial. Our team of experts can answer any questions you have regarding our concrete polishing services. Reach out to us today for a free estimate!

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