Tips on DIY Concrete Polishing

Concrete polishing can be achieved when the right steps are followed. Concrete polishes are mostly used on floors because of their smoothness, durability, and low cleaning maintenance. Most concrete polished floors provide beauty because of their different patterns and are slip-resistant on rainy seasons.

To obtain polished decorative concrete, the following tips should be considered.

  1. Determine surface hardness. This is the first step to consider. Determining the texture of the surface can be used by a test kit. The kit provides a tip that will help to scratch the surface until the tip stops scratching the floor. The point when the tip stops scratching the floor is the hardness level of the concrete.
  2. Grinding the floor. The floor coating should be considered. If it is coated, then it should be removed by an appropriate tool. Grinding is done to flatten the surface. The grinding is done with a grinder machine.
  3. Removing metal tool marks. This is known as the transitional stage. A transitional tool is used to remove the metalmarks. It also makes the surface visible ready for polishing.
  4. Harden the concrete. After the marks are removed on the floor, the floor should be vacuumed. The densifiers are used to harden the floor. The densifiers protect the movement of water through the surface.
  5. Concrete Polishing. This is when the polishing is done. Before that, the floor should be free of dust to perform the polishing. The polishing should then be performed gently to its best.
  6. Protection of the polished concrete. Once the polishing is done, security should be applied. The shelter is in case of exposure to chemicals or oils.

Because concrete polishing is a flooring option that is becoming widely considered in the modern world, assuming that you follow all of the steps above, the polishing expected would be accomplished.