The RetroPlate Concrete Polishing System includes three basic steps (four including custom color/dye) performed by certified applicators.
Grind the floor with industrial strength diamonds to remove imperfections such as trowel marks or scratches,and expose bare concrete by removing existing coatings or mastics. Grinding can be light to heavy depending on the desired level of exposed aggregate.
Add style and personality to your polished concrete floors with an array of color options. Achieve any look and style with full color floors, custom logos or unique patterns. Color options for polished concrete include: integral color, dry shake and topical dyes and stains.
RetroPlate penetrates the concrete and chemically reacts to harden and densify the floor by filling pores and creating a denser surface. Many densifiers on the market claim to work for polished concrete, but RetroPlate has been specifically formulated to allow the concrete surface to be polished to a marble-like sheen.
Polish the floor with progressively finer diamond grits to achieve the level of shine and reflection desired. Polished concrete floors can be polished from a flat, matte appearance, to a highly polished, glossy finish.