Category Archives: Polished Concrete

How to Use Concrete Polishing Diamond Pads

concrete polishing diamond pads

When working with concrete flooring, we almost always find ourselves using concrete polishing diamond pads. These amazing pads are capable of working wonders on some of the dirtiest and most damaged floors. That is why we’d like to give you a quick rundown of why these diamond pads should be added to your prep work. […]

How To Choose Your Interior Acid Stain System

acid interior stain

Question: Hello, we have a concrete floor that we’d like to try an acid stain system on. It’s for a rec. room, pool table, home theater, etc., not brightly lit at most times. Looking at a reactive acid stain, probably reddish-brown, that would make a marble effect, with glossy sealant. I was wondering if sanding […]

Should Diamond Floor Polishing Pads Be Ran Wet or Dry?

floor polishing pads

Question: How do you lubricate the DNA Satellite Pads and Double Sided Concrete Floor Polishing Pads when polishing concrete floors? Answer: It is preferred to use water for pad lubrication. However, you can run the pads either wet or dry, depending on the situation. If you run it dry, a dustless vacuum is a must-have! […]

How to Protect Your Polished Concrete and Increase the Shine of Your Floors

Polished Concrete Maintenance
Question: I just polished, dyed, and used polishing guard on the concrete floor in my shooting range. I have your 3000 grit maintenance pad as well. If I want to get a higher gloss, should I run that pad wet or dry in-between coats of polish guard? Answer: You just need to make sure your [...]

Using Diamond Satellite Pads to Easily Polish Concrete

DNA Satellite Pads

Why use Concrete DNA Diamond Satellite Pads when you can choose others? Our Concrete DNA™ Satellite Pads are professional grade diamond impregnated pads that can be used dry or wet to polish concrete floors….most use them wet. They are available in 14″, 16″, 17″, 20″ and 27″ diameters and a range from 30-1500 grits. These […]

How To Ensure Your Concrete Floor is Smooth Enough to Seal

Ensure Your Concrete Floor is Smooth Enough to Seal

Question: My new shop floor is fairly smooth but not smooth enough to seal. I don’t need a high shine, just smooth enough to seal so when I spill oil or grease on the floor, I can clean it up. I am thinking 400 or 800 grit will be my endpoint. There are 2100 square […]

Concrete Polishing Dye – Achieving Color

Concrete Polishing Dye

Question: How do I achieve a graphite charcoal-like color with your concrete polishing dye? Answer: Here is an example one of our customers has provided us. For their project, they used our Black Concrete Polishing Dye along with our DNA Satellite Pads. If you’re trying to achieve a charcoal-like color, you can vary the intensity […]

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: We are finishing a custom home with concrete floors and are considering acid stain and seal. However, the owners are pretty happy with the grey color. The base trim is already installed. We have a low-speed floor machine. As we consider your system for polishing, we are wondering how the […]

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 […]