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Concrete Polishing



Concrete Polishing is similar to sanding wood.  Heavy duty polishing machines equipped with progressively finer grits of diamond-impregnated segment or disks (akin to sandpaper) are used to gradually grind down surfaces to the desired degree of shine and smoothness.


The process begins with a rough grinding and removal of old and dirty coverings.  This process removes minor pits, blemishes, stains from the floor.  Next a refining process begins where ever-finer grits of polishing disks are used until the floor has the desired sheen.  The experienced polishing crew at Barrier Coatings knows when to switch to the next finer grit by observing the floor surfaces, and the amount of material removed.


The Professionals at Barrier Coatings are certified for the International Polished Concrete Institute.


Product Features

  • Dense, polished surface helps protect against absorption of oil and other contaminants.
  • Resists tire marks from fork trucks and other traffic.
  • 40% more abrasion resistant than unfinished concrete.
  • 20% increase in impact resistance than unfinished concrete.
  • 30% increase in ambient light reflection from unfinished concrete.
  • High slip coefficient of friction.
  • Flatter, more level surface.
  • Easily add colour to existing concrete during the process.
  • Removes top layer to expose new concrete.
  • No down time waiting on chemical processes to cure.
  • One time application with minimal maintenance.
  • Lower maintenance costs with less wear on cleaning equipment and consumables.
  • Long life cycle.
  • Dry, dust-free grind filters out 99.9% of all airborne dust.
  • No VOC’s.
  • No coating, urethane, waxes or topical coatings applied.
  • No slurry.
  • Dyes for environmentally friendly colouring.

Colours and Textures Available:

The possibilities to customize a concrete floor are countless. Appearance of the concrete is influenced by the colour of the ballast (stone), the size of stones and their distribution. Custom colours can also be added with 11 intense palettes to choose from. The concrete floor can also be ground to varying depths and polished to a matte, satin or glossy finish.