In this Q&A, Greg Cabot, digital marketing manager at Ameripolish, goes over key considerations for polished concrete floors, including the different types of sealers and how to develop a reliable maintenance program.
chemical abrasives, densifiers, maintenance products, and systems, as well as sealants. I sat down with him for a few questions on this penultimate layer of work to polished concrete floor. The last layer is maintenance, and we talk about that too.
First, what kind of protection and what do you want it to look like when you’re done. One of the most important things to the building owner is what the finished product is going to look like. You can choose a matte finish, a satin finish, a glossy finish, or no change at all (meaning that the look of the finished floor will rely entirely on the diamond tooling).
Work with your customer to match the environment to a sustainable look. For example, if the customer wants a glossy finish, but they have a super high traffic environment and there are spills all over the place – maybe it’s something like a machine shop where they kind of work on forklifts.
Most of these glossy sealers are topical or semi-topical at best and would wear quickly. In a high traffic environment where you want a glossy floor, I would recommend a fully penetrating sealer accompanied with the proper maintenance to that floor.