Our concrete polishing experience is second to none.
From 100 square metres to large commercial and industrial areas. CUBIC CONCRETE is the name you can TRUST.
At CUBIC CONCRETE we are experts in delivering cutting-edge, high quality, sustainable concrete polishing and refurbishment solutions that are bringing a sophisticated, contemporary look to both interior and exterior spaces.
Polished concrete floors provide a smooth, mirror-like surface finish. The design choices for polished concrete are limitless. You can select practically any specific colour, design variations, or simply add aggregates or even unique objects into the concrete floor just before polishing. The light reflection on the surface area can be controlled by applying different levels of a concrete floor polishing. Our polished concrete flooring is the most suitable solution for a contemporary up-to-date overall look, which is perfect for an all-natural polished concrete appearance. Areas that polished concrete floor can be used include: retail outlets, galleries, commercial buildings, factories, industrial units, showrooms and many more . Polished concrete floors are in demand simply because they are very easy to maintain. To maintain polished floors normally requires dirt and dust mopping combined with regular use of a polished floor maintenance product.
CUBIC CONCRETE has provided polished concrete flooring solutions to all manner of commercial and industrial customers throughout England. From industrial units and factories through to car showrooms and dust free environments such as pharmaceutical and electrical factories. We’ve done it all and seen it all. It’s the knowledge and experienced gathered through these myriad projects that makes us ideally suited to help you out when the time comes for you to finally upgraded to a polished concrete floor.
Taking that step is a big deal for many facilities managers and business owners. So when you do it, you want to know that the people carrying out the work have pedigree and can be trusted to get things done on time, on budget and without any fuss, while also meeting expectations.
CUBIConcrete cater for all types of industrial and commercial concrete floors. Cleaning, polishing and repairing. From 100㎡ and upwards, any age!
Whether it’s newly laid concrete flooring or tired and disheveled and in need of renovation, we have the experience, knowledge, tooling, and quality processes to ensure we fulfil your aims. Our teams can polish, repair, waterproof, slip test, or coat concrete flooring, of any size, anywhere.
From small walkways in mixed element floors to large industrial warehouses, our teams can help you get your flooring finished and ready to use quickly.
About Concrete Polishing
We recommend hiring a professional concrete polishing contractor to complete your project. .
As with any other specialized technique, polishing is a multi-step process requiring use of the proper tools and equipment to achieve top-quality results. To help you get started, here’s a brief overview of the polishing process and a checklist of basic equipment and supply needs, along with some buying tips.
Note that each job will present different conditions and challenges, so be sure to consult with your equipment and material suppliers for recommendations as to the products best suited for your application.
Polishing concrete is not an easy DIY project, since it requires heavy equipment and special diamond tooling. We recommend hiring a professional concrete polishing contractor to complete your project. They will have a thorough understanding of what it takes to achieve the best results.
The skill required
Concrete polishing and concrete refurbishment by the experts at CUBIC CONCRETE.
Polishing Basics: Polishing concrete is very similar to sanding wood. Machines equipped with diamond-segmented abrasives (akin to sandpaper) are used to grind down concrete surfaces to the desired degree of shine and smoothness. As when sanding wood, you gradually progress from coarser-grit to finer-grit abrasives. (In this case, grit is the particle size of the diamond.) The result is a glossy, mirror-like finish.
You can polish concrete using wet or dry methods. Although each has its advantages, dry polishing is the method most commonly used in the industry today because it’s faster, more convenient, and environmentally friendly. Wet polishing uses water to cool the diamond abrasives and eliminate grinding dust. Because the water reduces friction and acts as a lubricant, it increases the life of the polishing abrasives. The chief disadvantage of this method is the cleanup. Wet polishing creates a tremendous amount of slurry that crews must collect and dispose of in an environmentally sound manner. With dry polishing, no water is required. Instead, the floor polisher is hooked up to a dust-containment system that vacuums up virtually all of the mess.
Concrete polishing standards
There are not published standards for polished concrete, but it is generally agreed that the concrete must be polished through the correct sequence of disks
There are not published standards for polished concrete, but it is generally agreed that the concrete must be polished through the sequence of disks ending with 1800-3500 grit diamonds to be considered polished concrete. At this level the concrete will exhibit a glossy sheen and high reflectivity without the use of a topical coating.
Polished concrete in not simply exposing the rock in the concrete mix then applying a sealer.
During the polishing process an internal impregnating sealer is applied. The sealer sinks into the concrete and is invisible to the naked eye. It not only protects the concrete from the inside out, it also hardens and densifies the concrete. This eliminates the need for a topical coating, which reduces maintenance significantly (versus if you had a coating on it).