Project Overview: Our client, a commercial property owner in downtown Toronto, wanted to replace their outdated carpet flooring with a modern and durable polished concrete floor. They wanted a low-maintenance flooring option that would stand up to high traffic and enhance the aesthetic of their space.
Preparation: We began by prepping the concrete surface, which involved removing any old adhesives or coatings and grinding the surface to create a smooth and even base. We used diamond abrasive pads with varying levels of coarseness to achieve the desired texture and finish.
Repair and Patching: After the grinding process, we patched any visible cracks or holes in the concrete surface using a high-strength epoxy filler. This ensured that the final surface would be smooth and free of any irregularities.
Polishing: We then used a multi-step process to polish the concrete surface to a high shine. This process involved progressively finer grit diamond abrasive pads to smooth and refine the surface. We also used a chemical hardener to densify and strengthen the surface, making it more resistant to abrasions and stains.
Staining and Sealing: To add colour and depth to the polished concrete surface, we applied a custom-coloured stain. We carefully selected a stain that matched our client’s desired aesthetic and applied it evenly to the surface. We then applied a sealer to protect the surface from spills and stains while enhancing its shine.
Finishing Touches: We added decorative saw cuts to create a tiled effect and added a protective wax coating to maintain the shine and prolong the life of the surface. Finally, we thoroughly cleaned the area to remove any dust or debris from the polishing process.
Our client was thrilled with the results of the polished concrete flooring installation done by IcyReno. They were impressed with how the polished concrete transformed the look of their commercial space and the ease of maintenance. They appreciated the durability and low-maintenance properties of polished concrete, making it a worthwhile investment.