Sunday, February 27, 2011

Concrete Grind, Densify and Polish

Apply lithium based densifier after initial grind.

Use diamond polishing pads in ascending order of smoothness

Water polishers, popular for piece work, counter tops, areas under 1000 sq ft.

Above: slab has been densified and cut to show progression

Initial polish begins to expose aggregates

Smoother and smoother pads bring start to impart a sheen,

Near the end slab begins to reflect light.

Finished product reveals the beauty under the cream

Close-up shot reveals the differences from ground to polished