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Old 11-02-2009, 07:01 AM
 
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Does anyone know of someone who does residential concrete floor polishing (mechanical, not topical)? I'm looking for someone in White Mts. area (NH or ME).
Thanks in advance
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:52 AM
 
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Not sure I follow you. Are you looking to have a concrete floor (decorative) installed or refurbished?
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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He needs the bumps ground off and the floor to be flat.
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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Once the floor is poured and smoothed, then you have to wait about 3 weeks for it to set completely. At that point, you can treat the floor with a sealant you apply,but like any sealant (think of wood floors) it wears off after a few years. Or, you can polish it mechanically - picture one of those giant floor polishers you see in hospitals - but it uses a succession of diamond- or aggregate-based very hard polishing buffers (not sure what you'd call it) so that it is not only smooth, it is shiny and has a more lasting finish/sheen. Sealing is then optional. It just gives a very nice, finished look and if you have radiant floor heat (pex tubing underneath the concrete), you won't need any other floor covering. The machines are terribly expensive - $8 - $12K - so most concrete flooring places just offer the paint-on sealant.
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:54 PM
 
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look for company that does terrazzo floor or some one that work on concrete counter top, may be they can grinded and buff concrete floor for you. Those stone mixed in concrete may show up on the surface.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:47 PM
 
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I hand trowel decorative concrete floors and countertops. We seal with a two part epoxy finish. That's why I didn't understand what you were asking for.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Big box stores tend to do the concrete grinding / polishing of their floors more so than residential.

I am doing some concrete flooring now, and just a few days ago was in HomeDepot with my Dw. Some of their aisles were polished and some were not. The expense of the polishing was exactly what pushed us away from that option.

It looks nice though.


If you pour thin, dont forget the micro-fibers, It makes a huge difference.
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Kronenwetter, Wis
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thegaragejournal.com has a "flooring" forum that has just about anything you want to know about concrete floors.
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