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What is Diamond Polished Concrete Flooring?

Diamond Polished Concrete Flooring is not your traditional flooring.  It is a process that uses Diamond Abrasive tooling to transform your concrete slab floor surface into one of the most durable and beautiful looking floor surfaces available today.

Concrete floor surfaces have traditionally been covered up for the last 90 years.  Concrete slabs have been covered with wearable, high maintenance materials such as linoleum, carpet, vinyl compositions, tile squares, and epoxy.  These floors age quickly, must be replaced over time, and the surfaces can be difficult and costly to maintain.

Diamond Polished Concrete today offers the alternate which is a low maintenance floor that is beautiful looking.  Stop covering up those concrete floors. Simply diamond polish them for a permanent floor solution that will last forever.

The Basics of Diamond Polished Concrete
    Step 1:  Rough metal diamond abrasive grind to remove dirt, old coating, and floor covering adhesives.
    Step 2:  Patch and repair cracks and install joint fill treatments.
    Step 3:  Two more metal grinds to refine the slab surface.
    Step 4:  Slab is chemically treated with impregnator to harden and densify.
    Step 5:  Optional color dye before chemically treatment.
    Step 6:  Polish the refined concrete surface further with multiple resin diamond abrasives.
    Step 7:  Final resin grit options:  200g, 400g, 800g, or 1500g.
    Step 8:  Final Polish brings slab to durable high gloss finish.

Gloss Finish Terms and Definitions

Matte Finish = 400grit; Medium Gloss / Sheen = 800grit; High Gloss / Sheen = 1500grit

Aggregate Exposure Terms and Definitions

Fine or Cream Finish = no aggregate exposure; Salt & Pepper Finish = small aggregate exposure; Large Aggregate Exposure = large aggregate exposure

Typical Estimated Pricing Model

New Construction (excludes Color Dye, includes: local work, negotiated work at 5,000 sqft and over) +

The 7/8 Step Process: Large Aggregate Exposure with High Gloss / Sheen............................................................$5 - $7 / sq. ft

This process will provide the flattest floor with the hightest light reflectivity. Provides the highest level of low maintenance cleaning and highest level skid mark resistance.  This is very similar to a Terrazzo floor at a fraction of the installation cost.

The 6/7 Step Process: Small Aggregate Exposure with High Gloss / Sheen............................................................$4 - $6 / sq. ft

This process is similar to the process described above but with less aggregate exposure. This process will provide you with a flatter floor than preset, with the highest light reflectivity. Provides a moderate to high level of low maintenance cleaning with moderate to high level of skid mark resistance compared to the 7/8 Step Process.  This process is chosen by 70% of the cusotmer, clients, and users in the marketplace.

The 5/6 Step Process: Large Aggregate Exposure with Low Gloss / Sheen............................................................$3 - $5 / sq. ft

This process provides you with the flattest floor with moderate light reflectivity.  Moderate level of low maintenance and moderate skid mark resistance.  For schools, automotive service centers, manufacturing and warehousing, this process provides the "biggest bang for the buck".

The 4/5 Step Process: Very Small to Zero Aggregate Exposure with Low Gloss / Sheen........................................$2 - $4 / sq. ft

With this process, only polishing the surface cream is provided. This step increases light reflectivity for brighter atmosphere. No grinding with metal diamond abrasives is provided. This process seals and dust proofs the slab and has low maintenance and a moderate skid-mark tire resistant surface. This process is typical for new construction slabs only that were "wet or blanket cured". Not an option for slabs that have cure compounds, sealers, or bond breakers. This 4/5 Step Process is not an option existing Slab TI work or Slab Rehabilitation.

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