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What Is Mechanically Polished Concrete?
So What Is Mechanically Polished Concrete?
Mechanically Polished Concrete (MPC)is a process that takes abrasives (diamonds) and mechanically places scratches in the concrete. This scratching process continues, using finer grit abrasives to remove and replace the scratches with smaller and smaller micro scratches.
The objective is to refine the floor and take away the small scratches so that you see a reflection on the floor. This process is used with a chemical that helps densify the floor to its maximum hardness. This process can be achieved with older concrete, new concrete, and/or coated concrete. The process is always the same in terms of scratches to the floor and refining the concrete into a harder, denser product.
The mechanically polished concrete process is considered to be the maximum refinement method and is the best long-term solution for polished concrete.
With the floor at its maximum refinement, the peaks of the scratches cannot break off and distort the finish of the slab. The process will also reduce dirt and debris from getting trapped between scratches and makes it much easier to clean the floor – and keep it clean.
This method, comparable to using sandpaper, allows the crew to create the desired shine and smoothness. It begins with coarse diamond segments, bonded in a metallic matrix. Just like sandpaper, these segments remove minor pits, blemishes, stains, and light coatings from the floor.
Mechanically Polished Concrete (MPC)involves high levels of craftsmanship and technological processes to deliver amazing-looking floor surfaces that have been Polished and buffed to the point where they shine. Mechanically Polished Concrete Floors harden the concrete by a factor of up to ten times, making the floor surface extremely durable as well as looking fantastic.
It is a unique installation that involvesGrinding, Honing, andPolishinga surface using diamond-bonded abrasives before applying a chemical hardener to densify the concrete. It’s only one kind of technique but it is slowly becoming the most popular. It comes with a couple of benefits that you can enjoy for a lifetime, but we’ll explain all that and more right here.
Mechanically Polished Concrete is a process that is generally suitable for indoor flooring surfaces only.
There are a couple of big-name brands when it comes to Mechanically Polished Concrete Floors that some people will be familiar with like the term Hiperfloor or Superfloor. Concrete Polishing Floors Sydney offers both systems as well as offering a less expensive alternative in the Mechanically Polished C0ncrete range.
All of the above systems/processes are very involved and demonstrate concrete at their absolute best! True Polished Concrete is worth the extra money that it costs upfront because you have very little in the way of maintenance over the life of the floor – in fact, it ends up being the cheapest flooring solution available on the market when you look at it over a 20-year cycle, as there is no topical coating that can wear away and therefore there is no need for re-coating every few years.
Along with value for money, it is also a healthier option as the floor is so well refined that it will not support the growth of toxic mould or dust mites, which is great for asthma or other allergy sufferers. Mechanically Polished Concrete brings together beauty, functionality, and strength and it is easy to clean and maintain! It is also an environmentally sensible option as it makes use of the existing slab and minimises waste, and due to the reflective properties of the floor, you can reduce your lighting requirements.