Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems
Available from Bomanite
Bomanite defines standard architectural polished concrete as having sand exposure in the concrete surface at a minimum with larger aggregates often exposed due to floor quality or desired aesthetics. After initial grinding the concrete is treated twice with chemically hardening compounds (once to harden the weaker paste surrounding the aggregates and once to finish hardening while improving stain resistance) and polished in sequential steps in manner similar to a granite countertop or floor. The process uses successively finer diamonds to produce a tight, durable finish that maximizes the most durable part of concrete – the aggregates. Capitalizing on the hard aggregates and increased cement content and lowered water to cement ratio in the compacted wear zone at the surface of the concrete is what makes a Bomanite polished floor superior to other systems both in retention of gloss and durability.