Polished Concrete Finish


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8.5" x 11"
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Polished Concrete Finish

Free downloadable 3-part specification template to specify a polished concrete floor finish.

Polished concrete involves a multi-step process where a concrete floor is mechanically ground flat to expose the desired aggregate “class” as defined by the CPC.

A penetrant chemical is known as a hardener or densifier that penetrates into the concrete and creates a chemical reaction.  The multi-coat application ensures the reaction that hardens and dust-proofs the surface.

The section includes options for dye colorants to provide surface coloring to create a truly unique floor finish.

Gloss Level

As a final finishing process, the surface is polished with resins to produce the desired gloss “level” appearance as defined by the CPC, leaving surfaces free of scratches and abrasions.

Floors should be tested for image clarity value to ASTM D5767 and haze to ASTM D4039 prior to the application of water-repellant sealers at a rate of three tests per 1000 square feet of polished concrete.


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