Category Archives: Polished Concrete

Fitting A Diamond Pad On Your Auto Scrubber

diamond pad

Question: We would like to start using your DNA double sided pads to start cleaning our polished concrete. How do the pads attach to the autoscrubber? Secondly, we are also looking for a product to apply and buff right after. We want to give it a newly waxed appearance. What do you recommend? Answer: Our DNA […]

What to Use For Polishing Concrete Floor Edges

Polishing Concrete Floor Edges

Polishing Concrete Floor Edges. Question: Just finishing a custom home with concrete floors. We were considering acid stain and seal, but owners are pretty happy with the grey color. Base trim already installed. We have a low speed floor machine. As we consider your system for polishing, we are wondering how the finish will be […]

Skipping Grits to Polish Concrete

Diamond Pads to Polish Concrete

Question: Can I skip grits when I polishing concrete? Answer: It is not advised to “skip” grits. You are not removing the last profile you put into the floor with the diamond pad. Grits steps should not be more than double the last grits value. For instance, if you are using a 50 grit, your […]

What Product Removes Concrete Floor Scratches?

concrete floor products to remove floor scratches

Question: What product can I use to remove concrete floor scratches and leave my floors with a shine finish? Answer: Our DNA cleaner helps to clean the floor. You may combine this cleaner with our Diamond Satellite pads for a deep cleaning while also helping with scratches and sheen maintenance over time. Secondly, if your […]

How Do You Know You’ve Used Enough of a diamond pad grit when polishing concrete floors?

Satellite Pads for concrete floors

Question: How do you know when you have done enough work on each grit when polishing with the satellite pads Answer: You want to make sure and run the pads slow with water so each grit is processing the floor to its maximum ability. This is typically a visual aspect that our customers pick up […]

When Do You Densify when Polishing Concrete?

Polishing Concrete Floors

Question: When do you densify when polishing concrete? Answer: While polishing concrete, you want to densify after your 200 grit and before 400 grit typically, although we have customers that densify after 400 grit. If the floor is ‘soft’, you may even want to add an additional densification step earlier in the process to harden […]

Can a Propane Burnisher Be Used to Polish Concrete Floors?

Propane Burnisher

Question: Can I run diamond satellite pads on a propane burnisher to polish my concrete floor? Answer: Many of our customers like using a propane burnisher to polish their floor.  They provide an extremely efficient way of polishing. In fact, many big box type stores utilize these machines to polish with.   Run our satellite […]

Transitioning from Metals to Resins

metal resin concrete

Question: What is a good way to transition from metals to resins when polishing concrete? Answer: This refers to a more traditional way of polishing concrete floors where you start with a metal and transition into resin bonded diamond.   Many polishers have trouble getting the scratches out of the floor they put into it […]

Can I Add More Dye to My Concrete Floor?

super solve for dye

Question: Can I add more dye to my floor after I have polished the floor up to 800? I want a little more color in the floor. Answer: Our “Super Solve” product is a carrier for our polished concrete dyes (many use acetone too).  The Super Solve product is a blend of solvents that allows […]

Concrete Polishing Prep for Corners

Concrete 3″ TRIANGLE DIAMOND POLISHING PADS

Question: When polishing concrete, how do I prep the edges or corners of my floor? Use: 4” polishing pads with a variable speed hand grinder for the edges. 3” triangle polishing pads with an oscillating multi tool. the center of the satellite pad to clean it up from the eye. Always polish the edges in the […]