POLYMER FLOORING AND CONCRETE POLISHING

Technokotes Polymer Flooring and Concrete Polishing for the commercial sector revolves around the dual demands of aesthetics and functionality, which need to be considered from the substrate right through to the final finish. Developments can choose from a variety of styles, colours and effects, safe in the knowledge that the seamless, durable nature of Technokotes resin systems will keep their floors clean, eye-catching and inviting.

Concrete is one of the most widely used construction materials. Because of its strength, durability, ease of manufacture, ease of installation and relatively low cost, it is frequently the material of choice for floors, walls, and the like. However, there are many instances where it is desirable to provide a floor or wall surface that has a pleasing high gloss finish or shine. In such cases, concrete may be over looked in favour of other more high cost materials such as marble, stone, terrazzo, etc.

This brings us to TECKROCK, Exposed Concrete Flooring Systems; TECKROCK is a complete set to retrofit old concrete and also has a number of hardening, densifying and or polishing additive under its banner which have been exclusively developed for Concrete Polishing.

Polished Concrete

Polished Concrete is mechanically treated concrete, treated with diamond grinding

tools. Typically polished concrete is defined as concrete treated with 800 grit up to 3,000 grit levels of polishing pads. (Anything ground below 400 grit levels is not technically considered polishing.) Grinding tools are progressive pads building to the desired polish level. Polishing often includes using liquid hardeners and/or densifiers to add durability and serviceability to the surface. Colours and dyes can be used in conjunction with the polished system to further enhance the aesthetics. There are other methods to meet client desires for a polished concrete look. These other methods depend on the existing concrete profile, the contractors experience and expertise, the equipment and the supplies used. Polished concrete is not to be confused with “stained” concrete, “epoxy” concrete, “terrazzo” concrete or “sealed” concrete. Sealers or epoxies are applied over plain concrete or stained concrete.