Growing demand for polished concrete floors in new and renovated homes is providing a challenge for building contractors. Some contractors are happy to call in specialists, while others are keen to learn how to do the job themselves.  

Kennards Concrete Care offer a range of specialist equipment for jobs involving concrete, including surface preparation and repair, sawing, drilling and demolition.  

Kennards provide builders with detailed information sheets in addition to the machines themselves. According to one of the information sheets, polishing concrete is similar to sanding wood.  

Heavy-duty grinding-polishing machines, equipped with progressively finer grits of diamond discs and resin bound diamond pads (akin to sandpaper), are used to gradually grind down surfaces to the desired degree of shine and smoothness.  

Grout is then applied to fill any small voids or air pockets, followed by polishing and sealing.