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31st July 2015

The History of Polished Concrete

Polished concrete generates from USA they have years of experience, since the 1980’s polished concrete has been installed adapted and mastered in the USA the concept has only been adopted within the UK since the millennium. Polished concrete floors have been made more popular in UK by the screening of programs such as Grand Designs. Polished concrete is concrete that has been treated with a chemical densifier and ground with progressively finer grinding tools. The grinding tools are usually progressive grits of diamond grinding cup wheels and diamond polishing pads. Typically, concrete is not considered polished before 400 grit and it is normally finished to either the 800, 1500, or 3000 grit level.

Stains and dyes are often applied to enhance polished concrete. We believe that there is no replacement for experience and as such we acquired equipment and training from Werkmaster USA to aid in our quest to fully understand how concrete works and reacts to polishing. With the training given by Werkmaster the results are amazing. More recently we have invested in HTC concrete polishing machines as the machines and tooling are considered far superior to those manufactured in China and HTC have a UK warehouse in Milton Keynes. This is the venue for training within the UK and having a UK ware house makes for a good supply chain. In order to polish concrete we must first understand what the benefits are.

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