It is easy to maintain floors of polished concrete because they are durable. There are several companies in Australia that provide numerous floor solutions such as chemical resistance, staining, waterproofing and spill-resistance. They provide protective coatings that make your floors slip-resistant.
Floor Polishing Solutions
Decorative floors are referred to as polished concrete. Floor polishing has become easy with advancements made in techniques and equipment. Cemented flooring is the best no-wax floor material. Large machines fitted with diamond-infused disks are made use of to grind surfaces until it is smooth and shiny. Whatever concrete floor you have, it can be made to appear fine and glossy. However, if the floor is wavy, requires patching in large areas or is very porous, it may be difficult to polish it. Only a professional can determine whether it can be polished successfully. Since, polishing a floor includes several steps; the degree of sheen can be selected. It is due to this versatility that polished cemented floors are is popular. The smooth and reflective floors can be enhanced further by creating bands, grids, radial lines and borders. By staining concrete, you can give your choice colour to the floor. Dyes are vibrant and can transform a dull floor. Engraving, cutting, scoring and stencilling your floors are other ways of customising them.
Waterproofing for Floors
Waterproofing is significant for all types of floors; water penetration can cause serious damage to a structure. That is why; successful moisture prevention should be considered. Basements should be given special importance by builders. Besides structural damage, it prevents moulds and allergens. In bathrooms and basements mould spores thrive due to the presence of water. Moisture penetration can cause a lot of damage to the subfloor; hence, kitchens, bathrooms, basements and entryways have to be made moisture-resistant. Waterproof membrane available in rolls and sheets are applied to different types of subfloors; it can be used while tiling an ordinary plywood subfloor. Water seepage can occur when there are cracks on cemented or tiled floors. Before sealing the crevices, water penetration has to be stopped to avoid water trappings into the floor. Installed floors can also be sealed with moisture-resistant materials.
Wet and Dry Floor Polishing
Contractors who use large machines for floor polishing combine wet and dry methods to polish concrete floors. Using water, the fine diamond abrasives are cooled, thus getting rid of dust particles. A demerit of this is the mess that is created in the process. On the other hand, dry polishing uses machines that have dust-containment systems. In the initial stages of grinding, dry polishing helps to remove the surface abrasions which make it smooth. Later, the workers replace the metal-bonded abrasives with resin-bonded ones; at this stage, wet polishing is made use of. Some manufacturers are now using resin-bonded disks in the machines that can withstand the abrasion created by dry polishing so that the entire process can be dry.