When Is The Best Time To Polish Concrete If I Have An Old Or Existing Slab Or Im Renovating?
If you have an old concrete slab the best time to polish the concrete is after the removal of carpet, tiles, timber, vinyl, or other existing floor covering or coatings, we then come in and do an initial grind to remove any screed, glue, or other residues and coatings. Once this is done, we can then proceed to the Concrete Polishing Floors process.
A concrete floor can be polished after the demolition process and covered with a protective board or after new walls are built towards the end of construction. The critical factors for concrete polishing during a remodel are the availability of power, lights, water, and other essentials.
As the Grinding and Polishing machines are up to 450kg or more, they can’t fit under low heights, so we’d highly recommend removing skirting boards, cabinetry kickboards, toilets, or other low fixtures, especially if you’re in a small space, and if If you’re actually renovating and replacing cabinetry altogether, then it is best to wait until all the cabinets are out because that is an ideal is the best time to have the Concrete Polishing Floors done.
We encourage caution when renovating because working up to finished edges always carries a small chance of damage to the skirtings, walls, and even the paint. This is because, as the machines are large and can occasionally ‘grab’ onto an area of concrete, moving unexpectedly into walls. Thus, the ideal time to have Polishing done is when the existing floor covering has been removed and low fixtures or cabinetry are out of the way.
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