Construction practices mainly prefer using concrete as their main material to make buildings and objects. To make it long-lasting and serve well, many adjustments are done to it of different kinds such as polishing it, decorating it and sealing it with steel to prevent rust and water from entering it.
Polishing a concrete material involves several mechanical steps done in order to achieve every targeted goal and make the best construction materials for floors and slaps. All ways have to be tried out and applied to enable the polished concrete to sustain all the forces and pressure and remain intact in its initial state and can be best when a hardening chemical is applied to mix with the concrete.
Polishing of the concrete has been of great importance in the construction and designing modern buildings that are well furnished and fascinating in appearance. It gives the floors a sustainable design that lasts long and hardly stained because of the stain sealers that are coated with. It is much beneficial to choose on the polished concrete since they go for a very long duration without damaging. When using the normal cement, many other materials have to be bought to mix them up but for the polished ones, the materials are already mixed the moment polishing is taking place which reduces extra costs spend on the materials.
The frequent repairs done on the floors to restore their states are not available in the polished concretes. The polished concretes are able to resist the wearing outs since they are not elastic and bounded together well that the particles cannot chip out. The surfaces do not attract dust and dirt to stick because they are well polished. Major wearing outs of the floor surfaces is due to the type of water used or the chemicals in it that eats away the surface causing corrosion and repairing them is costly.
The polished concrete are advantageous to be used anywhere in any building since it is capable of grasping the surfaces in contact with them well minimizing cases of frictions not happening. The worst harmful substances that destroys surfaces are the molds and move from one part to the other of the surface because of water penetration and causes a lot of dampness in the building. The durability of these concrete substances can be increased by the shiny polished surface reflecting back the U.V rays from the sun that are harmful and allowing the beneficial lighting to remain on the surface.
Adding wax to the concrete interferes with the bright color of the concrete yet it cannot be of any help to it, only reducing its lifespan.
The best sealants worth for mixing with the concrete are the ones that are able to penetrate well and mix with a ll the components but not the ones forming a film on the surface.