Epoxy coatings, urethane, acrylic sealers and the like are achieved through the chemical process of polished concrete. This process involves the sealing of floors through a chemical process.
Polished concrete still maintains the existing concrete floor but this time with a glossy surface that is more durable and extremely resistant to abrasion. Polished concrete can also be colored to create a beautiful and attractive flooring system. Polished concrete also comes in different levels of sheen.
Chemical Polished Concrete Finishes
With the availability of a wide range of colors and hues polished concrete has become a flooring option with a design element to add to its functionality.
Through acid stains, polished concrete floors can look similar to marble floors. This effect is achieved when calcium hydroxide in the concrete slab react with the metallic salts of the acid stain.
Acid stains create rich colors. When diluted with water the percentage ration of liquid to acid is altered to create a lighter color.
Applying dyes is one of the best ways to make polished concrete more appealing. While acid stains are only limited to earth tones, concrete dyes come with a wider range of color palette. Dyes are available in numerous vibrant colors which can allow you to create works of art out of your polished concrete floor.
Concrete dyes also do not react chemically with concrete. This makes the result of the application of dyes less mottled and more predictable than stains. Concrete dyes are also easier to control while being applied so you can create more detailed graphic designs.
Concrete dyes contain fine pigments that penetrate deep into the concrete surface to produce mirror-like color effects. You can choose to use only dyes as the coloring agent. You can also use acid stains in combination with concrete dyes to create more color variations.
Polished concrete flooring in your home option that can achieve a customized and unique look with the use of colors on top of concrete through acid staining and concrete dying.
Decorative enhancements can also be added to polished concrete for endless options of decorative finishes with stencils or saw cuts. Adding colors and decorative finishes on polished concrete is like making the concrete surface a huge art canvass.
Professional and skilled polished concrete installers in Jupiter, Florida can create unique, one of a kind and customized colors and designs with a wide range of materials mixed on top of concrete.