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Hudson Concrete Polishing's Concrete Polishing Artisans Are Transforming Urban Design

Author: Paul Huneck
by Paul Huneck
Posted: Feb 03, 2014

Polished Concrete is a term used to refer to concrete that has been hardened using a chemical densifier and then exposed to progressively finer grinding tools in order to produce a shiny finish. In most cases, the grinding tools utilize diamond grinding cup wheels and polishing pads that begin with relatively coarse grits and ultimately end up with very fine grit levels. Typically, concrete cannot be considered "polished" until a 400 grit diamond grinding cup wheel is used, though most professionals will polish the concrete with up to a 3,000 grit level wheel. The concrete can be colored or stained to enhance the finish and designs are often etched into the surface to provide interest and artistic touches.

Polished concrete is often used as an alternative flooring material due to it's relative cheap cost to install, it's durability and low maintenance requirements. It is often the flooring material of choice for both residential and commercial applications due to the fact that many buildings are constructed on concrete slabs. By polishing the existing material, homeowners and business owners alike can save a considerable amount of money and can be an easy first step towards creating a more eco-friendly building solution.

As mentioned previously, polished concrete floors offer a low maintenance flooring solution in that they do not require any specialized care and are easy to clean. In most cases, a weekly mopping with warm water and soap is all that is needed to keep a polished concrete floor looking great.

In addition to it's low maintenance needs, polished concrete floors are highly durable and promote a healthier indoor environment as the non-porous surface resists mold growth and discourages the reproduction of dust mites and other allergens. Many flooring solutions are softer and do not resist denting and chipping like concrete does. Even porcelain, which has an anticipated lifespan of 100 years is expected to fail before olished concrete flooring.

Anecdotal evidence also suggests that the high reflectibility of polished concrete floors decreases the need for supplemental lighting. Polished concrete floors are finished with a reflective surface which can recycle natural and artificial light well which reduces dependence on supplemental lighting and reduces overall operating costs.

Hudson Concrete Polishing is and family owned and operated concrete polishing business headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. Paul Huneck and his team of highly skilled contractors and artisans can create the custom polished concrete floor you've always dreamed of. They have been providing beautiful polished concrete floors to homeowners and businesses alike for over 15 years.

Hudson Concrete Polishing offers a variety of services that include concrete floor restoration, concrete polishing, installing self leveling overlays, and the installation of specialized accessories. The professionals at Hudson Concrete Polishing have provided top notch concrete polishing services to the following property types:

Luxury Residential

Art Galleries


Grocery Stores

Retail Stores, Shopping Centers and Malls

Office Buildings


Self Storage

Distribution Centers

Medical and Hospital

Dog Kennels


So, if you are in the market to have your floors refinished in your home or business, consider having Hudson Concrete Polishers come out and give you a quote for polishing your existing concrete slab and creating a beautiful, durable and unique floor that your neighbors will be talking about for years to come.

About the Author

Hudson Concrete Polishing is a leading concrete polishing company in New York City. For more information, please visit Concrete Polishing or Polished Concrete.

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