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July 16, 2018
General Coating & Polishing

Our impressive showroom has numerous examples of different mechanically polished concrete floors and concrete coatings. This makes it easier for our customers to visualize the final product. The following videos are just a quick overview of a few of the actual concrete flooring systems found in our showroom.

Six Videos of Concrete Flooring Options

1. Mechanically Polished Concrete

This video clip shows mechanically polished concrete. Dyes were applied to create the art work.2. Stamped Concrete

A colored, cementitious overlay was applied. Then, it was stamped with a hardwood floor pattern. The other portion was stamped to provide a fieldstone appearance. It was then engraved to create a tile pattern. Finally, antiquing colors were added to both patterns.Overlays are used to restore damaged concrete floors in offices and light traffic areas.3. Variations of Aggregate and Flake Coating Systems

These examples are variations of aggregate and flake coating systems. They are typically a three-step process: primer coat, polyaspartic coat with aggregate or flakes, and a polyaspartic top coat.They are typically used for extremely heavy traffic and industrial applications.4. Decorative Epoxy Coating Systems

These are examples of decorative epoxy coating systems. Dispersing metallic powders are mixed into the epoxy, which creates the marbling appearance. Multiple metallic colors can be used to create more dramatic results. It is a three-step process: primer coat, metallic coat and a clear hybrid polyurethane top coat.These coatings are used on light traffic areas, such as offices.5. Hybrid Polyurethane, with Light Flake Coating System

This is an example of a hybrid polyurethane, with light flake coating system. It is our most popular coating and involves a two-step process. A base coat is applied, with a light broadcast of flakes. A clear top coat is then applied over the base coat and flakes.This is used in medium- to heavy-traffic areas, such as garages, truck bays, wash bays, showrooms, lower level areas, etc.6. Dyes for Mechanically Polished Floors

This is a color chart showing the dyes available for mechanically polished concrete floors. To see even more concrete flooring examples, stop by our showroom. Contact us today, and we will help you successfully determine the right solution for your particular needs.

8 Ways to Upgrade Your Concrete Floor

There are so many ways to upgrade your concrete floor from polishing to coating to engraving or staining. We love helping our clients pick out the right fit for what they are looking to accomplish. Sometimes it’s a bit overwhelming to choose what to do with your concrete flooring. Here are 8 ways you can upgrade your concrete to protect and/or enhance it with a little explanation about each technique. We hope this helps when deciding what to do with your next project!

Mechanical Polishing

Mechanical polished concrete is a process that takes abrasives (diamonds) and mechanically places scratches in the concrete. This scratching process uses finer grit abrasives to remove and replace the scratches with smaller and smaller micro scratches.

The objective is to refine the floor and take away the small scratches so that you see a reflection in the floor. This process can be achieved with older concrete, new concrete and/or coated concrete.

This process is considered to be the maximum refinement method, and can be considered the best long-term solution for polished concrete.

Topical Polishing

Topical polishing is similar to the mechanically polished floor, but the course of action is shorter, and it leaves the floor at less than maximum refinement.

Most of the time the topically processed progression ends at a 200- or 400- grit step. These grits leave peaks on the top of the scratches that have zero lateral support. A topical sealer is then added and is placed into the gaps left by the scratching process. As the sealer settles and dries, it gives the appearance of being completely polished and is referred to as “polished concrete.”

This process is a much cheaper alternative to the mechanical process. The “topical polish” is exactly the same thing as putting on a coating. This method can be done with a burnisher, a floor scrubber and even a swing machine.

Decorative Epoxy Coatings

Epoxy floor coatings are hard wearing and durable solutions for both commercial and residential flooring. These floor coatings can be applied over concrete floors to provide a high performance and an attractive surface.

New technology now offers you the ability to choose almost any color. Metallic additives create a gorgeous surface and multiple colors can be randomly applied together revealing a swirling effect that is very unique and attractive.

Decorative Overlays

Overlays are a great option for concrete floors that are damaged or distressed. They are extremely durable and attractive. Overlays typically consist of a cementitious product, but some may be a combination of polyurethane and cement. They can be stained, mechanically polished, coated or stamped with any pattern you can imagine. Overlays are a great way to make an old concrete floor look brand new.

Dyes and Stains

The skies the limit when it comes to colorants. Multiple colors and patterns add to the beauty of your polished floor. There are a multitude of application techniques to add interesting effects when applying dyes and stains.


We can incorporate engraving into your polishing process to provide borders and logos. Engraving can turn ordinary concrete surfaces into slate, tile, stone, brick and much more.

Hardeners and Sealers

Hardeners/densifiers are products that penetrate into the concrete surface and react with the Portland cement and fills the micro-pores. This reaction creates a very dense surface that helps with ease of cleaning, abrasion, dusting, staining, and overall wear of your concrete surface. These products do not change the appearance of the surface but can generate a sheen after burnishing and actually becomes harder the more you use the surface.

Sealers are an option for some floors. Depending on your needs it may provide a shiny surface that is easy to clean. All sealers will need to be reapplied at some point depending on wear and tear.

Final Notes

Performance Concrete Polishing is focused on providing services that are related to concrete surfaces. These services are appropriate for new and existing concrete. The majority of services we offer are oriented to improving the aesthetic appearance of these surfaces. Decorative concrete services are the hallmark of this company, and we’d love to help you out with your next project!