Information about Mechanically Polished Concrete (MPC)
MPC is the ultimate floor when it comes to abrasion resistance, look, durability, cleanliness and standing the test of time. You can have it in variety of finishes matt, satin, gloss and high gloss and also different levels of stone exposure or none at all if concrete substrate is suitable. Its a process of grinding back the concrete substrate and cutting back to eliminate any imperfects and also expose the aggregate.
Then it is followed by refining the grinding diamonds to reveal a smooth finish. Application of special concrete substrate liquids (hardeners, water proofing retardants, grouts, polymers) are applied through out the course of the entire floor’s works to produce and suitable surface area to start to polish.
Once at this crucial stage depending on finish chosen, special concrete polishing pads are used to eliminate scratching, removal of excess grout which is used to fill in pin holes and hair line cracks and also to bring desired level of sheen to surface.
Together the machines weight, variable speeds and superior diamond/ceramic/resin tooling will provide you with an outstanding floor durability and a timeless look of mechanical polished concrete. The beauty of starting a new project you can choose different coloured oxide in the cement, different coloured aggregate to contrast with colour of concrete and even groovy ideas of using recycled glass, sea shells and glow stones. See the difference yourself.
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Increases ambient lighting, making spaces fill with more light organically.
Resistant to Staining
The mechanical polishing process effectively seals the concrete floor and makes it dense enough to be resistant to water, oil and other contaminants.
The nature of the surface means that less effort is required to keep the floor clean. Just use a dry microfiber mop to clean, and occasionally some water.
Better Slip Resistance
Provided that they are kept clean and clear of clutter, these floors tend to be less slippery than waxed surfaces, reducing Health and Safety issues and other associated risks.