Polished concrete is concrete that has been treated with a chemical densifier
and ground with progressively finer grinding tools. It is normally finished to
either an 800, 1500, or 3000 grit level. Stains or dyes can be applied to enhance
the look of the polished concrete, as well as other options such as scoring, creating radial lines, grids, bands, borders, and other designs.
Cutting Edge is trained and certified with several equipment manufacturers and chemical companies. We also have several sizes of grinders to fit all project needs, whether it is only 100 square feet, or 100,000 square feet, or more!
Polished concrete is an excellent, sustainable flooring design option that
makes use of the materials already present, as most modern buildings are built on a concrete slab. Polishing the exposed concrete reduces the energy and material consumed by installing a floor covering. It is something to consider if you are looking towards a more green solution. Its relatively high coefficient of friction can make it non-slippery. Polished concrete floors are also low maintenance, reduce dust mite and allergen problems, and does not support mold growth. It is hard wearing and will not dent or chip like softer surfaces can. Mopping with soapy water, once a week, is the only maintenance needed. Compared to other flooring, a concrete floor that has been hardened and polished will have an extremely long life. While tile may only last 10-20 years, polished concrete, that has been properly maintained, may give 100+ years of service!