Concrete Polishing Philippines

Concrete Polishing Services

We transform plain concrete floors into elegant walkways.

Polishing

What is Concrete Polishing?

Concrete polishing is the professional use of heavy-duty equipment to slowly grind down concrete surfaces and achieve its high-gloss finish. Make sure to partner only with expert contractors. Call +63927-164-9435 for inquiries.

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Uses of Polished Concrete

Polished concrete is the most versatile flooring material around. It is used in all kinds of industrial, commercial, and residential spaces, such as warehouses, hotels, restaurants, showrooms, and living rooms. Call +63927-164-9435 for inquiries.

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DARiV's Concrete polishing Strategy

Concrete polishing is the science and art of processing a cast-in-place concrete slab or concrete topping to achieve the gloss or reflective degree of finish you desire. Driven by our values, our strategy for every concrete polishing project is customized to meet the outcomes you need for your floor.

How can concrete polishing elevate your floor?

Typically, your concrete is dusty and dull. It could have residue from previous coatings or flooring material. In case the existing concrete was placed haphazardly, your flooring is uneven and not level.

  1. Preparing – We prepare the concrete floor by testing its density and strength, and removing surface dust.
  2. Grinding – We use coarse grits to prepare the concrete surface. The aim is to remove unnecessary dust and materials, and ensure a flat, even, and level surface. 
  3. Patching – We ready the concrete for the next stages by sealing cracks and filling holes. 
  4. Application of Densifier – We apply densifier to harden the concrete surface. This makes the concrete stronger, long-lasting, and protected from rust, mold and mildew, and rebar expansion. If needed, we also apply stains to achieve the color or design you prefer. 
  5. Honing – We grind the concrete surface again until it achieves a more even and smoother finish. 
  6. Polishing – We grind the surface again with a finer grit until your desired gloss is achieved.

Here’s an example of what concrete polishing can do to your floor. After intense hours of grinding and polishing, a concrete floor becomes glossy. This turns concrete into a light reflector, making indoors brighter and less dependent on artificial light. Here’s a short video clip of a warehouse flooring we completed using 800grit and stain resistant guard.

What makes polished concrete better than traditional flooring materials?

The kinds of flooring used in the Philippines range from tile, wood, wood laminate, carpet, linoleum, or natural stone. These are all good to use for your concrete floor. But what makes polished concrete different from these materials?

Let’s compare the different flooring materials used in the Philippines. Check how polishing your concrete floor provides advantages in terms of costing, design,  longevity, durability, heat, and sustainability. 

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Polished Concrete

Average lifecycle cost: Very low
Design Options: Unlimited
Longevity: Superb
Maintenance Ease: Superb
Vulnerable to moisture and humidity: No
Harbors mold, mildew, and other allergens: No
Stores and radiates heat: Yes
Sustainable: Yes

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Floor Tiles

Average lifecycle cost: Low
Design Options: Plenty
Longevity: Good
Maintenance Ease: Good
Vulnerable to moisture and humidity: No
Harbors mold, mildew, and other allergens: No
Stores and radiates heat: No
Sustainable: Yes

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Wood

Average lifecycle cost: Medium
Design Options: Plenty
Longevity: Good
Maintenance Ease: Good
Vulnerable to moisture and humidity: Yes
Harbors mold, mildew, and other allergens: Yes, especially when flooring is frequently wet
Stores and radiates heat: No
Sustainable: It depends on how wood tiles are sourced

Carpet

Average lifecycle cost: High
Design Options: Plenty
Longevity: Poor
Maintenance Ease: Poor. It requires frequent vacuum cleaning
Vulnerable to moisture and humidity: Yes
Harbors mold, mildew, and other allergens: Very vulnerable
Stores and radiates heat: No
Sustainable: No

Linoleum

Average lifecycle cost: High
Design Options: Plenty
Longevity: Poor
Maintenance Ease: High
Vulnerable to moisture and humidity: Yes
Harbors mold, mildew, and other allergens: Yes
Stores and radiates heat: No
Sustainable: No

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Natural Stone

Average lifecycle cost: Low
Design Options: Limited
Longevity: Superb
Maintenance Ease: High
Vulnerable to moisture and humidity: No
Harbors mold, mildew, and other allergens: Yes
Stores and radiates heat: It depends on the material
Sustainable: No

Is concrete polishing suitable for all concrete surfaces?

It is possible to polish all kinds of concrete floorings and horizontal surfaces except for certain floor conditions.

Newly finished concrete floors

Grinding and polishing concrete only works on floors that at least 28 days old. This is the period of time needed for concrete to cure and harden. You can opt to polish your concrete floor as early as the 29th day after placement in order to reduce the process needed for polishing.

Uneven, damaged, or extremely porous concrete floors

The heavy equipment used for polishing concrete works best on even surfaces. Moreover, surfaces that have lots of cracks may require patching before the polishing process begins. In case, the floor is extremely porous, the grinding process may damage the concrete. 

It is crucial to choose contractors with extensive experience with handling concrete. At DARiV, we have seasoned engineers and contractors who can determine if a floor is suitable for polishing, and can offer options for your concrete floor such as hardening treatment or resurfacing. 

Polished concrete beats all other flooring materials used in the Philippines  in terms of overall cost-efficiency, versatility, durability, and class. This is not surprising since concrete floorings are relatively cheaper and easier to lay. But polishing concrete with the right tools gives it the gloss, shine, and durability you would want in your flooring.

To know if your concrete flooring is suitable for polishing, call us at 0927-164-9435 or send us a quote request.