CONCRETE FLOORINGS A GREEN APPROACH TO FINISHING NEW CONCRETE OVERLAYS AND RETROFIT
OUR WORLD IN CONCRETE & STRUCTURES - 2012
R.N. Krishna and Paulo Bergstrand
Grinding Polishing Diamond Grit Color
Concrete grinding and polishing approach to floorings are increasingly
being used as a credible and long lasting finish to enhance the service life of new
overlays and repair of old floors across the globe.
In this paper the authors describe the current procedures followed for floor finishes
and presents an elegant alternative to concrete overlays in the form of
grinding/polishing/coloring using color stains and finally burnishing the floors.
International specifications and methodology of approach to achieve the same are
discussed. The green approach to floorings is also discussed wherein conventional
use of energy consuming tiles and also the use of epoxy/PU is completely done
away with and the procedure to make such a floor is illustrated bringing out the
distinct advantage of use of such floorings and its contribution to a flat floor which is
becoming increasingly important in several applications.