Chipotle's Concrete Polishing Contractors
High Standards For Concrete Polishing Contractors
We were chosen to perform concrete polishing for a Chipotle restaurant. This was a badge of honor knowing their high standards, not only for fresh Mexican cuisine. but their facility maintenance. They have a corporate design and Concrete Polishing NJ earned the privilege of completing their polished concrete floors at their Watchung, NJ location.
The Start of the Concrete Polishing Process
Chipotle demands dust free construction, to exceed their expectations, we placed plastic over all of their service equipment ensuring a restaurant that was clean and free to perform our task. They were open for business, so we needed to hang and remove the plastic protection each morning, as we were tasked with completing their floors at night.
As always concrete polishing starts with a "rough cut" to remove the soft crème at the surface and begin to profile and even out the substrate. This was followed by the next step, using a finer grit diamond tooling. Once complete the process will include 8 passes with our polishing equipment to create their 1,500 sheen polishing.
Grouting the Concrete Polish
Once the area was cleaned up from the prior honing, we then applied a quick drying grout or epoxy coat. Thereafter, we cut off or remove any surface resin to create an even substrate with consistent porosity ensuring an even finished look. Furthermore, this grouting process will fill any small voids, eliminating any concern for trapping dirt. This step is often skipped by other concrete polishing contractors, but we feel strongly this extra step is what gives our polished concrete that special sheen and luster.
Densifying the Concrete Slab To Harden The Surface
Densification is a process that is achieved by apply a water like resin that saturates the slab create a very hard surface. This step increases impact resistance. An improved hardness will allow for more wear and tear, and ultimately a longer life expectancy of our concrete polish.
Refining and Sealing The Concrete Polish
After densification, we then make another pass with yet an even finer diamond tooling. Once we are satisfied the floor meets our expectations. We then apply a lithium Gard product and burnish or high speed polish the substrate. In this instance, Chipotle was looking for a 1500 sheen by using our burnishing polisher we were able to exceed their expectations. Keep in mind, the burnishing process actually heats the Gard solution allowing it to not only maximize the sheen but make daily cleaning a snap.
The Right Concrete Polishing Contractor Makes a Difference
We certainly hope we have laid out the many reasons Concrete Polishing NJ is the right team for your next polished concrete project. Beyond our field expertise, we also have a customer service and operation's department that ensures you a line of communication giving our client's not only sense of competency, but easing any concerns about the quality of our overall installation.